A solution for each condition
Somavrac C.C. services several Quebec mining companies. To meet their needs in terms of dust suppressants, de-icing agents, or more specific applications such as water treatment pH control or ore carryback, Somavrac C.C. has developed solutions that are well adapted to their harsh environmental conditions. Considering the presence of mining equipment, Somavrac C.C. also offers an optional corrosion inhibitor.
Dust is often generated in mines, particularly by crushing and piling operations. Not only is breathing in dust harmful, but its presence also hinders worker visibility. Using a calcium-chloride-based dust suppressant helps improve worker safety. Dust suppressant use also increases the compaction of unpaved roads to enhance their durability. Several options are available, including with or without corrosion inhibitors, with a natural additive, chloride-free, and more!
Recommended product: Iron Dust & Iron Melt
During transport, ore deposits can cling to railcar and truck walls, which reduces long-term efficiency. Carryback returns to the mining site, where employees must break it down, a time-consuming and tedious task. There are risks associated with ore clinging to railcars:
- In terms of employee safety
- Material damage (load weight)
- Risk of derailment from the weight of railcars
Recommended product : Iron Dust & Melt
Reduced ore malleability
Lorsque le mercure indique sous zéro, le minerai a tendance à geler, rendant la manutention de ce dernier difficile. Somavrac C.C. recommande donc d’asperger le minerai d’un déglaçant spécialisé qui agira comme traitement préventif pour assurer la malléabilité du minerai en période de grand froid.
- Produit recommandé : Iron Dust & Melt
Road salt loses its de-icing effectiveness at -12 °C, and so is not suited to the conditions in Quebec mines. Using a de-icer is crucial to maximize the safety of mine workers and equipment on roads.
It goes without saying that mining operations require large amounts of water. Somavrac C.C. has developed a product to treat water, specifically control its pH, in harsh winter conditions (down to -25 °C).
Recommended product: Cal-Artic