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Paste Fill Plant Capacity: How Big is Big Enough?
17 February 2021

Paste Fill Plant Capacity: How Big is Big Enough?

Are you planning to install a new paste fill system at your mine? Or maybe your ore reserves have increased and mining production is scheduled to be ramped up going forward. It is vital that any mine considering implementing a new paste plant or increasing mining production rates should be comfortable that the capacity of … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Technical and Cultural Tour: T&S 2019 Conference
4 September 2019

Technical and Cultural Tour: T&S 2019 Conference

Delegates to the 2019 Transportation & Sedimentation Conference will be treated to a technical tour of the Slurry Test Facility at Paterson & Cooke’s premises in Pinelands on Thursday 26th September. Our 1 200 m2 test facility includes large scale slurry pump and pipeline test loops of up to 300 mm in diameter, viscometers, thickening … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
On-Site Operator Training
16 July 2019

On-Site Operator Training

Sharing knowledge has always been part of Paterson & Cooke’s culture and as far back as 1995 we began presenting our well-known course on slurry pipeline design to inform our clients in the mining industry on the latest slurry pipeline technologies. This proved to be a great success and continues through our annual courses on … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
T&S Conference : September 2019
4 June 2019

T&S Conference : September 2019

The 19th International Conference on Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles will be held in Cape Town from 24 – 27 September 2019. The Cape Town Hotel School, situated close to the popular V&A Waterfront precinct, will be the venue. The conference has become a place for scientists, engineers and leading authorities in the field … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
A Tour of Kidd Mine’s Paste Backfill System
2 April 2019

A Tour of Kidd Mine’s Paste Backfill System

On Friday 29 March 2019, many of the delegates to the Paterson & Cooke Backfill Course held in Sudbury, Ontario, travelled to Timmins, some 290 km away, for a tour of Glencore’s Kidd Mine paste backfill system. Visiting both the plant and the underground distribution system brought the concepts discussed during the course to life. … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles
18 March 2019

Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles

For the first time since its inception in Poland in 1971 the International Conference on Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles will be hosted outside of Europe. Cape Town, South Africa is the host city for the 19th International Conference, which takes place from 24 – 27 September, 2019. Peter Goosen from the Cape Town office of … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
New Technology for Tailings Design
20 February 2019

New Technology for Tailings Design

Josh Stowe from our Denver office will be presenting a paper at the SME Conference in Denver entitled NEW APPROACHES AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TAILINGS PIPELINE DESIGN AND OPERATION. The conference is being held at the Colorado Convention Center from 24 – 27 February 2019. The paper was co-written by Josh and Dr Robert Cooke. J. … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Triaxial Test Work Capability
9 January 2019

Triaxial Test Work Capability

Triaxial testing represents international best practise for determining the important geotechnical parameters of shear strength and cohesion of soils. These parameters are important to uncemented backfill applications, but have also in recent years become important parameters for cemented backfill applications with the increased use of computational modelling and simulation. The test apparatus also allows for … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Two Papers for the Mining & Industrial Waste Management Conference 2018
24 October 2018

Two Papers for the Mining & Industrial Waste Management Conference 2018

Dr Angus Paterson, a founding member of Paterson & Cooke, will be presenting two papers at the 6th International Mining & Industrial Waste Management Conference being held in Limpopo, South Africa from 29 – 31 October 2018. Here’s a little taste of what’s in these two papers. Comparison of the Pumping Requirements of Conventional, Thickened … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Developments in Tailings Pipeline Transportation
11 July 2018

Developments in Tailings Pipeline Transportation

Dr Robert Cooke, a founding member of Paterson & Cooke, will be presenting the following paper at TAILINGS 2018 in Santiago, Chile 11 – 13 July 2018: Developments in Tailings Pipeline Transportation Robert Cooke and Joshua Stowe Paterson & Cooke, USA ABSTRACT This paper reviews recent developments in the design and implementation of tailings pipeline … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
TAILINGS 2018 : Santiago, Chile
9 July 2018

TAILINGS 2018 : Santiago, Chile

Carlos Salinas, Lars Martinson, Ray Martinson and Paulo Eriz from our Santiago office and Mike Cook from the Denver office have written papers that will be presented at the TAILINGS 2018 seminar to be held in Santiago from 11 – 13 July 2018. Three papers will be presented: Hydraulic Scale Modelling Tests for a Tailings … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
PASTE 2019 – Save the Date
2 July 2018

PASTE 2019 – Save the Date

We are pleased to be co-hosting Paste 2019 together with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics. The 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in May 2019. The call for abstracts is now open – you can find out more details in the brochure. There are also two … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Paterson & Cooke Cape Town Wins Prestigious Award
26 October 2017

Paterson & Cooke Cape Town Wins Prestigious Award

The Cape Town office of Paterson & Cooke, a global specialist engineering consultancy, was presented with the award for BEST INTERNATIONAL PROJECT at the recent SAICE – SAFCEC awards ceremony held at the Bay Hotel in Cape Town on 8 October 2015 for the Khouribga to Jorf Lasfar Phosphate Slurry Pipeline in Morocco. The award … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
Mobile Metallurgical Sampler (MMS)
26 October 2017

Mobile Metallurgical Sampler (MMS)

By Fritz van Sittert | Director at Paterson & Cooke Paterson & Cooke Plants & Products has developed a Mobile Metallurgical Sampler (MMS) to determine the potential loss of valuable material or to determine process/screening efficiency. The MMS is designed to eliminate the difficulty of getting a representative sample of large flow, low density streams. … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
P&C / SASOR Co-host Technical Talk
26 October 2017

P&C / SASOR Co-host Technical Talk

By Peter Goosen | Director at Paterson & Cooke Paterson & Cooke (P&C), Cape Town, together with The Southern African Society of Rheology (SASOR) recently co-hosted a technical talk and a visit to the P&C office and laboratory. We had a great turnout. Mostly students from the local Universities attended. The event provided insight into … Read More

by Paterson Cooke
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