PCS (Colloidal Plant)

 

Location

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.
Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

SIZE / CAPACITY
15 m3/hr slurry
(66 USgpm continuous output)

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Conceptual Design
  • Structural/Mechanical Engineering
  • Supply/Fabrication of all Equipment
  • Training

SUPPLIED EQUIPMENT

  • Two 1000 liter Colloidal Mixers
  • Pneumatic Control System
  • Related Piping and Valving
  • Junction Box Terminations for Wiring

The New Brunswick division of PCS operates an underground potash and salt mine about 5 km east of Sussex, NB. To manage water infiltration at the mine an enhanced grouting program was undertaken. The mine had previously used a dry mix, supplied in bags, by a local supplier, but with increasing grouting demands, the mine changed their grout supply from bag to bulk. This necessitated the top side construction of a cement and flyash storage and blending facility.

As part of this facility, Team Mixing was contracted to supply twin colloidal mixers capable of producing a continuous supply of a brine based cementitious slurry. This slurry is piped through a borehole to an underground agitation tank where it is eventually blended with sand and injected into the ground.