Experience with a new K40 System at PCS Mining, Lanigan Division

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 938, 1990

D.K. Storer, W. Lee, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and S. Tkach, PCS Mining, Lanigan Division, Lanigan, Saskatchewan

A microcomputer-controlled multi-probe K-40 monitoring system was developed internally for the Phase II mill at the Lanigan potash mine. The K-40 probes were mounted in a variety of positions in several process streams, ranging from dry ore on a conveyor belt to brines and slurries. A description will be presented of the objectives, the equipment and the difficulties encountered in correlating results.
Mots Clés: Monitoring systems, K40 monitoring system.