Flowrox Awarded Pinch Valve Project at Uranium Mine in South Africa

Share Article

The company is supplying a complete project package to the the Husab Uranium Mine in Namibia, which includes pinch valves and technical training

Flowrox Logo

Flowrox has been contracted to deliver a total of 83 of 550mm hydraulically-actuated pinch valves to the project in the tailings operation sector spread over a 23-kilometer area in the desert

Husab only partners with the premium product suppliers in this market sector and Flowrox was chosen due to our quality performance and technology.

Flowrox, a global leader in heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services has been awarded a significant project for the Husab Uranium Mine—the second largest uranium mine in the world—in the South African nation of Namibia.

Flowrox has been contracted to deliver a total of 83 of 550mm hydraulically-actuated pinch valves to the project in the tailings operation sector spread over a 23-kilometer area in the desert—a harsh and unforgiving environment where the company’s pinch valves perform.

Delivering a complete package for its clients, Flowrox has also conducted theoretical and practical training sessions, ensuring the competence and performance of technical staff through the rigor of mining operations.

Flowrox’s Pinch Valves are designed for heavy duty applications in flow control industries where the corrosive and abrasive nature of slurries, powders or other coarse substances are continuously testing the limits of human engineering.

The pinch valves in use at the Husab Uranium Mine will be operated with unique actuator solution, whenever required, by means of two mobile gasoline-powered hydraulic power packs—and given the demanding conditions of a uranium mine, Flowrox is capable of tailoring its actuators, valve body construction and sleeve material to its process conditions.

The project also grants Flowrox the supply of all required valve spare parts to empower the Husam Mine staff to perform thorough maintenance and repairs as needed—and it is considering adding service exchange valves to ensure steadfast serviceability.

The project is being led by by Mr. Henlo Blignaut, Managing Director for Flowrox Pty Ltd in South Africa and a key executive with extensive experience in the mining and manufacturing industries, including an accomplished career track in the project/engineering environment.

“Husab only partners with the premium product suppliers in this market sector and Flowrox was chosen due to our quality performance and technology. The relationship with the customer is excellent and there will be more project collaboration in the near future,” stated Mr. Blignaut. “This is of course very good news for us as many new mining project are put on hold and upgrades and operational capital of many companies have also been reduced—we are very optimistic about the future.”

According to the World Nuclear Association, uranium fuels over 90 percent of the world's nuclear power utilities and demand for uranium ore has been increasing steadily since 2005.

Namibia’s Husab Mine has an estimated 280 million tons of uranium ore and it should be noted that it is also the largest open-pit mine in the African continent capable of becoming one of the leading suppliers of uranium to the world’s Nuclear Energy industry.

ABOUT FLOWROX

Flowrox, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial valves and pumps with nearly 40 years of experience and hundreds of thousands products installed in facilities across the globe. The company serves the Oil & Gas industry, as well as Mining, Minerals & Metallurgy and Energy & Environment industries. Flowrox also works closely with OEMs to deliver outstanding solutions to support their operation. Additional industries served include Chemical, Pulp & Paper, Cement, and Waste Water Treatment.

For more information about Flowrox, its products and applications please visit http://www.flowrox.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
marketing(at)flowrox(dot)com
Phone: +358 20 111 3311

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Molly Bragg
Flowrox
+1 (410) 636-2250
Email >
Visit website