Case Study:

Isolate Downstream Equipment from
the Primary Stockpile, with Transmin
Heavy-Duty Isolation Gates.

Location: Brazil

Operation Type: Iron Ore Mine

Application: Stockpile

Equipment Solution: Transmin Hydraulic Isolation Gates

Date: May 2014



Transmin has been established in Australia for over 30 years. In 2014, we partnered with local Brazilian equipment manufacturer firm TMSA – Tecnologia em Movimentação S/A, so as to bring our combined expertise and unique, innovative equipment offerings to the Brazilian mining industry. In May 2014 Transmin / TMSA was proud to announce the sale of our first large-scale capital equipment project in Brazil, to a major iron ore project.

Issue on site:

Transmin’s heavy-duty hydraulic isolation gates were used by our client to isolate downstream equipment from the primary stockpile, where traditionally, rod gates or spile-bars were used.

Each of the four gates isolated an aperture of 8400mm x 2400mm, with four hydraulic cylinders giving an opening or closing time of around five minutes – ensuring nothing gets through. A local operating panel is situated adjacent to each gate but only one hydraulic power pack of 75kW is required for the four machines.

The added investment of the Transmin gates was more than offset by the higher all-round availability of the plant, and the increased safety of plant personnel during inspection and maintenance.

Furthermore, all equipment and componentry was sourced and/or fabricated locally in Brazil, contributing to the local economy.

The overall result: Higher plant availability thanks to a safer, more reliable inspection and maintenance schedule.

Like more information? Visit the isolation gates web-page, or contact us direct:

Phil Gilbert
General Sales Manager