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, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 337-348.
High availability of filtration equipment is essential for reducing the capital cost on tailings filtration projects. At the same time, low operational costs are needed to maintain mine profitability. High availability, greater than 90%, and low operational costs can be achieved at the same time through good equipment design, good building layout, automation, and proper maintenance procedures.
Keywords: availability, pressure filter, tailings
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