Scale Removal and Mining Water Conditioning Solutions for Australia
The mining industry makes up a large part of the Australian economy, contributing around 15 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product and employing over one million people. Mining towns and camps are located throughout the country, often in remote areas. These settlements frequently have issues securing a quality water supply and have to rely on recycled or hard water for residential, commercial, and industrial use.
Water that is high in minerals (known as ‘hard’ water) can cause limescale and calcium build-ups on pipes, fittings, machinery, and appliances. These build-ups exacerbate corrosion resulting in breakdowns in crucial equipment. Calcium and scale build-ups in water supply pipes can make drinking water taste metallic and cause corrosion that results in townspeople falling ill. Mining outposts that use recycled water often have problems with biological sludge building up in sump tanks and the resulting foul odours permeating through living quarters.
Mining Water Conditioning and Anti Corrosion System
Hydrosmart is one of the few companies in Australia providing innovative, effective, and environmentally responsible mining water conditioning solutions. Hydrosmart mining water conditioning systems have helped mining towns solve problems associated with build-ups of calcium carbonate, gypsum, and mixed minerals caused by hard or recycled water.
Three of Australia’s largest mining concerns use Hydrosmart for scale prevention and infrastructure management. Hydrosmart water conditioning systems are used to provide clean water to mining camps that house 50-2000 people seasonally.
Real-World Results from Hydrosmart Water Conditioning
The Lady Loretta Mine employed a Hydrosmart system to reduce calcium build-up in their potable water line. The Hydrosmart anti-corrosion system resulted in better tasting water and stopped blockages that were occurring in pipes and hot water systems.
At the remote Thiess Prominent Hill mine in South Australia, a Hydrosmart 30 Enhanced Output loop was installed and used to recirculate recycled water used to wash trucks and equipment. This removed biological sludge build-ups and eliminated the need for the use of chlorine to overcome unpleasant odours.
Hydrosmart also enabled WA Mining to solve issues that a mining town was having with the costs of their water supply. Hydrosmart units were able to significantly reduce the operational costs of supplying water as well as labour costs associated with descaling.
Contact Hydrosmart to discuss which of our mining water conditioning solutions would best suit you.