Equipment and Suppliers News (January 01, 2004)
Contract to equip Voisey’s Bay concentrator
Orillia, Ont.-based Dorr-Oliver Eimco has been awarded contracts to supply Inco’s Voisey’s Bay nickel project with more than $5.1 million of equipment. The materials include twenty-three 1,350-foot3 and twenty-eight 300-foot3 flotation cells and one 28.5-m-diameter reactor clarifier mechanism. The flotation cells will be used for aeration, rougher scavenging and scavenger cleaning of the Ni/Cu circuits, while the reactor clarifier will be used to remove suspended solids from waste water prior to discharge. The equipment will be delivered by mid-2004 for project start-up by late 2005. For more information visit www.glv.com.
Debut of low-passive intermodulation base station antennas
Sinclair Technologies Inc. of Aurora, Ont., has announced the availability of low-passive intermodulation (PIM) versions of the company’s flagship SC210 and SC310 series exposed dipole antennas. These products complement Sinclair’s portfolio of low-PIM SC229, SC323 and SC329 VHF and UHF collinear omni-directional base station antennas introduced last year.
The new products feature industry-leading -150dBc PIM performance to minimize passive intermodulation interference effects that can seriously compromise the performance of RF systems, especially in congested frequency bands.
For more information, visit www.sinctech.com.
Future of vibration monitoring
Instantel Inc. of Ottawa has discontinued the Instantel VODmate velocity of detonation recorder product line, effective January 2004, to concentrate all its efforts on further enhancements to the Instantel Blastmate and Minimate line of vibration monitors.
The company has reached an agreement with MREL Specialty Explosive Products Ltd. (www.mrel.com) to provide continued access to these products. The MREL Probecable calibrated resistance cable and MREL Proberod calibrated resistance rigid probes are fully compatible with VODmate recorders.
For more information contact Robert Lee, business manager, Instantel Inc., phone
613-592-4642; e-mail: [email protected].
Inco uses PRISM to manage project development
Giancani Associates has been the project manager and architect of Inco Ltd.’s project delivery system for the past year.
The PRISM project management software suite from ARES Corp. was recommended as the project management information system that best suited the needs to plan, budget and control a project through all phases including proposal, planning, engineering, procurement, construction, startup and operations. With PRISM, Inco now has the means to standardize project reporting and controls and to ensure consistent and accurate reporting throughout all projects.
It is being implemented by Inco globally to all of the company’s capital projects, budgeted at a cost of more than US$1 million.
PRISM project manager is suitable for all sizes and types of projects. Giancani Associates’ implementation of the project management tool at Inco is taking a modular approach. First the needs are identified, and then the project standards are developed. A small $39.6-million project in Sudbury was selected as the pilot project. Team members were trained on the PRISM cost & progress, schedule interface and baseline estimate modules and along with ARES’ support, proceeded to implement their project utilizing PRISM.
For more information visit www.giancani.com.
Red Valve Canada begins operations in Sudbury
Red Valve Company Inc. of Carnegie, PA, has opened a wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Valve Canada Ltd., in Sudbury, Ont. The new office and manufacturing facility will supply Canadian municipalities and industry with pinch valves, control valves, expansion joints, knifegate valves, pressure sensors and Tideflex check valves. The general manager of Red Valve Canada is Richard Kuula, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.redvalve.com.