DMS & Modular Plants

DMS Plants

DRA's extensive experience in designing, building, commissioning and operating DMS plants has enabled them to design and build a range of modular plants that can be integrated into overall plant design.

AFRASIA's partner DRA is the global leader in the field of dense media separation (DMS). DRA was the first to adapt and apply DMS technology to base and precious metals, which led to the extensive use of the technology in the diamond and coal industries then, DRA has put more DMS plants into production than any other company in the world.

DMS technology is being applied increasingly being applied in the base metal and platinum group metals (PGM) sectors for pre-concentrating the feed ahead of the main recovery process, significantly reducing the material feed to the mill and removing coarse waste while minimising metal losses.

Modular Plants

DRA produce a wide range of modular plants that can be combined and integrated to meet the process requirements of specific projects. Their standard modular plants are designed to process coal, diamonds, chrome, manganese and mineral sands as well as base metals and precious metal ores. 

The advantage of DRA's modular units is that these are pre-engineered and pre-assembled in our workshop, which results in a shorter manufacturing lead time and simpler, quicker erection of the units on site. The units also give clients early access to mineral deposits at a low capital cost, while the modules can be expanded in phases at a later point. Furthermore, the units are easy to operate and maintain and are designed to run at low operating cost.

It is ideal to use modular plants where a relatively short life of mine cannot support large capital expenditure. The units can also be sold easily or relocated on mine closure, which brings further return on the initial investment.

DRA has built numerous modular plants since the 1980s, mostly in the traditional diamond and coal sectors, but they are expanding the range of current modules to treat higher tonnages and recover all commodities, including gold, mineral sands and iron ore.

Please contact Afrasia for DMS and Modular plans needs.

5tph DMS Plant images are shown below. 

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