More Profit – Reduced Water and Energy Use
The Hydro-Clean consumes far less water and energy. The test washing drum and two bearing screen used by the Russiangold producer consumes up to 13 m3 (13 000 liters) of water to wash just one ton of material. With the Hydro-Clean and rinse screen, the producer only uses a maximum of 4 m3 (4000 liters) of water for each ton of material, reducing the operation’s water consumption by up to 70%. In addition to water savings, the Hydro-Clean 700 model used by the gold producer was able to save up to 1.8 kW of energy for every ton of cleaned material when compared to the washing drum system.
The Hydro-Clean’s compact size and reduced weight keep overall operating and structural costs considerably lower than with traditional washing systems – which also require more equipment and a greater footprint. In addition, it experienceslittle wear with a low-maintenance design that allows for simple replacement of the few standard components that are subject to wear. This allows operations to save thousands of rubbles in yearly maintenance costs.