Mining & Minerals processing

Mining plays an important role in the South African economy, and in the world, providing jobs to hundreds of thousands of people.  The ever increasing economic pressure coupled with health & safety regulations becoming increasingly strict presents the mining & minerals processing industry with the challenge of improving the design of equipment and optimising systems and processes in order to remain competitive in the market, all the while keeping the safety of the personnel the top priority. Equipment failure can lead to downtimes that can easily be translated to production losses escalating to millions and in extreme cases equipment failure can lead to the unfortunate loss of human lives.


Solutions for the Mining and Minerals Processing industry include:

  • Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) for the design of Bulk Materials Handling equipment such as transfer chutes, feed boxes, screens, grizzlies, grinding mills etc.
  • Coupled Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD) and DEM for design of excavators and dragline buckets.
  • Coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and DEM for simulation of fluidised beds.
  • Thermal Fluids Systems Modelling for optimisation of compressed air lines, water supply lines, mine ventilation considering human comfort requirements and reduction of electrical power requirements.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for ventilation and dust suppression in underground mining operations.

Equipment reliability and human safety is key in the mining industry. Energy efficiency is also rapidly becoming more important. ESTEQ provides solutions which can assist you in optimising equipment and systems to be as efficient, reliable and safe as possible.