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24/10/2017 Applied Heat - Elution Heating Systems for the Gold Industry - Mining Technology

Applied Heat
Elution Heating Systems for the Gold Industry

Applied Heat, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an original equipment


manufacturer (OEM) for the THERMOMAT range of process heaters, used
predominantly in the gold mining industry for the extraction of gold via elution
circuits and similar.

Established in 1969, Applied Heat has specific expertise and considerable


experience related to the design and manufacture of these complete heating
systems, from the actual heaters to the heat exchangers and ancillaries.

Systems can be offered for both ZADRA and AARL gold extraction process types.
The THERMOMAT system uses thermal oil as heat transfer fluid to indirectly heat
the process stream.

Elution heating system design


Applied Heat has designed thermal oil heating systems, specifically for elution
heating systems, since 1981 and has sold over 70 such plants. The proper design
of such a system is key to the consistent production of gold.

The Applied Heat system uses thermal oil, which is heated up via the THERMOMAT
heater at temperatures anywhere up to 300ºC, which is circulated via a shell and
tube eluant / oil heat exchanger, to heat a steady eluant flow.

The heated eluant flow then heats up the carbon in the elution column, and related
systems in the CIL / CIP / CIC circuit. Use is also made of recovery heat
exchangers prior to the main exchanger, to increase energy efficiency.

Countries using THERMOMAT systems designed by Applied Heat include South


Africa, Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Greenland,
Russia, Eretria, Malaysia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Elution heating system manufacture


Applied Heat is the OEM for its heating systems. The THERMOMAT heater is 100%
manufactured at its Johannesburg factory. The use of thermal oil allows for
numerous operational advantages over other types of heating media, and is offered
in diesel / gas / heavy oil fired or electric formats. Heaters are rugged, simple to
operate and durable, with life-spans up to 15 years and over.

Heaters can be offered pre-assembled on skids, along with pumps, expansion


systems, valves and heat exchangers, to be supplied as a complete heating module
that is ready to operate.

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Products offered include:

Thermal oil heaters – diesel / gas / heavy oil fired or electrically heated
THERMOMAT units (sized from 18kW to 2,500kW per unit)

Related ancillary items: pumps, expansion and deaeration systems, high-


temperature valves

Elution circuit heat exchangers – shell and tube or plate and frame

Manufacture and supply of all spares for systems of all ages

Elution heating system maintenance


Applied Heat offers site maintenance, commissioning and service facilities as well
as site system overhaul capacity.

Contact Details

Applied Heat Pty Ltd


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Applied Heat Pty Ltd


Wynberg, Johannesburg
South Africa
 +27 11 786 4200
 + 27 11 887 7775
 appliedheat@mweb.co.za
 www.appliedheat.co.za

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