Heavy media processes employ media such as finely ground magnetite or ferrosilicon to adjust the density of water and separate products that float from product that sinks. Losses that would occur due to media particles clinging to either the float or sink products are minimised by use of Wet Drum Magnetic Separators. Products are passed over drain and rinse screens to rinse off media particles.
Stearns’ HV (High Volume) WPD Separator is designed to handle the demands of increased production rates without adding additional drums to your circuit. The drum utilizes a wider arc magnet assembly to increase retention time for maximum magnetic recovery. The interpole magnet arrangement allows for numerous polarity changes to improve the cleaning of recovered magnetics. The HV WPD Separator provides outstanding magnetics recovery, losing less than 1 gram per gallon of tailing discharge.