Project Detail

BGRIMM-MAT flotation technology is recognised as world-leading, with in excess of 20,000 flotation cells installed on many different applications.

The Beijing General Research Institute for Mining & Metallurgy (BGRIMM) have been active in flotation research, design and construction since 1956 and their Machinery & Automation Technology division (BGRIMM-MAT) is Asia’s leading float cell supplier with over 20,000 float cells in operation and over 80% of the Asian market.

Recently BGRIMM have supplied to major mining operations such as Palabora Mining Company (7 x 320m³ tank cells) and Toromochu’s 150,000 tpd operation in Peru.

BGRIMM also have successful installations of their float cells on PGMs in the Rustenburg area and on copper oxides & sulphides in the DRC and Zambia.

Roytec will support BGRIMM-MAT with a range of services including testwork, equipment sizing, adaption to South African standards, project execution, commissioning, after sales service and local stocking of spares.

The combination of BGRIMM’s leading technology, economical Chinese fabrication and strong local support from Roytec gives local clients a very attractive option for their flotation needs.

The range of flotation cells include:

  • KYF forced air units; the largest are 320m³ tank cells in operation with designs up to 600m³ available.
  • BF self-aspirated cells; these also have a unique internal pumping action, allowing cells to be on one level without cascades or external pumps
  • Column Cells with superior bubble dispersion using recirculating slurry