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Valmet signs filter cloth service agreement with Australian mining company

Valmet and Karara Mining Ltd have signed a two-year service agreement for the delivery of filter cloths for tailings filtration to a mine in Western Australia.

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The agreement ensures that Karara Mining has filter cloths for tailings filtration always available and provides support in maximizing the reliability of the process.

In addition to a continuous stock holding of Valmet Press Filter Fabrics in Perth corresponding to a four months’ usage, the agreement includes regular technical, R&D and continuous improvement service site visits by a Valmet filtration expert. There is also potential for including Smart Cloth Monitoring – a Valmet Industrial Internet application – to optimize filtration performance.

“We have been cooperating with Valmet for years and have run several trials with their cloths,” said Gavin Kelly, production manager at Karara Mining. “We trust their product quality, expertise, and excellent customer service. Tailings management today is at the core of our operations. In order to be sustainable in the mining sector, there are no compromises in respect to tailings.”

“It has been a privilege to work closely with Karara to find the right filter cloths for their process,” said Michael Murphy, Valmet product sales manager, Australia, Asia Pacific. “With Valmet Press Filter Fabrics, both the cloth lifetime and the productivity of their tailings plant have increased significantly. I’m happy to see that we have been able to support Karara in reaching their sustainability targets.”