Assaying, Microscopy, Mineralogy & XRF/XRD

Assaying, Microscopy, Mineralogy & XRF/XRD

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OSA sampling (1 reply)

Charlie
5 years ago
Charlie 5 years ago

Can you tell me what is a good/optimum/typical flow rate of slurry feeding an OSA "on stream analyzer" adequately? I need to size and purchase my sample pump to feed the multiplexer. Thanks!

David
5 years ago
David 5 years ago

Some say a primary sampler should extract 100–200 l/min of sample stream from the process. Others say it should be between 60-300 l/min, with the optimum flow to the OSA is 150 liters/min or 40 US gallon per minute.

Here is a great set of videos explaining the best of sampling practices called:

SAMPLING FOR MINERAL PROCESSING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZhDqWCq9Bg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcanIxkEjRQ&t=101s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIooljYxIUs&t=282s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz-mnq-xeEs&t=111s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc91UdOBVRc&t=240s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_ICMQi9JE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5KBUCOe1c8

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