A new advanced formula called Release-It, which reduces carry-back on mining and processing equipment, has been developed by leading fine particle specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST).
Release-It is a non-stick agent that is sprayed onto metal surfaces to ensure complete emptying of bulk materials from equipment such as haul trucks, chutes, hoppers and conveyor belts.
Release-It has been developed by RST, a market-leading global environmental specialist company that offers high-performance products, tailor-made mechanical equipment, engineering services and total-managed systems for carryback reduction, dust suppression, water and sediment solutions, road stabilisation and erosion control.
RST operations and technical director David Handel says Release-It is a uniquely balanced formula that is sprayed onto metal surfaces to stop material sticking to equipment.
“Release-It is easily applied to the inside of truck trays, rail cars and machinery buckets to allow all the loaded material to slide easily off the metal surfaces,” he said.
“By applying Release-It, an operation will dramatically reduce or eliminate carry-back with the complete emptying of bulk materials, which increases the payload size per cycle, resulting in fewer cycles per job which adds up to a significant reduction in fuel costs, labour expenses and vehicle and machinery wear.
“Release-It is also being used to reduce the amount of clay and mud build-up on vehicle undercarriages and dramatically reduces the need for personnel to manually clean truck beds, carts
and conveyor systems, which removes the potential for injuries.”
Release-It is a non-hazardous advanced film forming release agent which has been tested and proven to be completely bio-degradable, non-toxic and environmentally safe.
One application of Release-It is effective over multiple loads with the simple method repeated as required.
The coverage rate is dependent on the porosity of the metal with the non-stick release agent applied using a fine manual or powered spray system.
“The spray system can be as simple as a garden sprayer or more intricate as a fully automated highspeed system,” Mr Handel said.
“There is no negative effect on material quality, equipment or downstream processing, with users reporting improved productivity, significant decreases in maintenance costs and much greater machinery utilisation.
“Release-It is achieving exceptional results with all material types including heavy clays and asphalt, and has been proven to prevent ore from freezing to truck beds and rail wagons.”
Three decades of extensive research and development of formulas and customised mechanical equipment for a broad range of mine site issues has equipped RST with the expertise and knowledge
to provide cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions for improved material handling across a mine site’s total operations.
RST is an Australia business operating internationally in the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Africa, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.
For more information, contact Reynolds Soil Technologies on (07) 5522 0244 or visit www.rstsolutions.com.au