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Case Study: Rio Tinto Trial Ecosoft Water image

Rio Tinto (Hope Downs) – Ecosoft Water Conditioner Trial In February 2014 the Mobile Equipment Maintenance (MEM) department at Rio Tinto (Hope Downs) instigated a trial of an Ecosoft Water Conditioner on one of their Caterpillar MD6240 drill rigs. Problems associated with the build up of scale included: Reduced system pressure and flow Premature system failure Increased maintenance Over heating Figure 1 shows the build up of lime scale in one of the holding tanks that feed the flushing water system. It can be seen that the walls of the tanks are almost completely encrusted with scale. The floor of the tanks also show significant scale build up with approximately 50% coverage. Figure 1: 50% coverage, Day 1 of trial Prior to installing the Ecosoft Water Conditioner ...

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