Project Chandala SR Plant Continuous Aeration Process Study
Sargon Engineering explored the technical issues and capital costs required to convert Chandala’s batch aeration system to continuous operation in two lines or five and six aerators.
Sargon Engineering prepared basic P&ID drawings to illustrate how such a system could be implemented at the Chandala plant, along with an additional P&ID showing how continuous aeration could be trialed prior to full implementation. Sargon Engineering looked at various apparatus types for froth pumping, and prepared some conceptual layouts for how the preferred pumps could be situated in the existing aeration area. Sargon Engineering also suggested an optimal solids feed system, along with the control systems to manage the process, as well as assessing the control of discharge density. A 3D CAD model was developed to help ascertain the cost of process piping, and demonstate a possible design strategy. Sargon Engineering commented on some of the likely technical and process issues that might arise with the adoption of a continuous aeration system.
By way of mathematical calculations and analysis, Sargon Engineering was able to provide sound reasoning for the anticipated performance and behaviour of the process, as explained in the report. Sargon Engineering provided ample detail and information to support the findings of the report.
Sargon Engineering delivered a succinct and astute summary of the expected process design, an overview of the technical challenges, as well as a break down of the associated costs, all within the budgeted hours assigned to the project.