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Platinum upgrade

With platinum now fetching over US$600/oz, careful handling during the processing stage is paramount. The world's largest producer, Anglo Platinum, is currently upgrading its facilities in South Africa to meet increasing demand for this rare metal.
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As part of the upgrade, two new pneumatic conveyor systems were required to handle platinum concentrate, a difficult substance which is both hydroscopic and abrasive. Buhler AG was awarded the contract to supply one system to move concentrate from the flash dryer into a 2500t storage silo and another to convey the concentrate from the silo to four furnace feed bins.
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