The Bagdad Mine operation produces 75,000 metric tons per day of copper and molybdenum concentrates. A new raised tailings storage facility required a higher-pressure carbon steel tailings line with a liner capable of withstanding the wear created by the slurry’s increased velocity and pressure.
Bagdad selected the engineering firm of Paterson & Cooke to design and manage installation of the new 34 inch rubber-lined steel line. Iracore was selected to manufacture the rubber-lined piping system.
Iracore in-house engineering worked closely with Paterson & Cooke to provide the detailed spool drawings and the finished product, which included pipe fabrication, rubber lining and painting of a new 5,000-linear-foot tailings line to the new raised tailings storage facility.
Procurement and scheduling of all carbon steel pipe, specialty bending, fabrication, rubber lining and painting was done by Iracore. Iracore’s 8221 rubber compound was used for its unique wear and adhesion properties.
The pipe and specialty bends were done at two separate Iracore lining facilities to expedite the manufacturing of these spools to meet the customer’s rigorous schedule of six months after receipt of order.