Sadiola, Anglogold Ashanti, Gold mine, Mali.
SYSTEM 1 storage tank: 1,500 m³ 2 day tanks: each 60 m³ Oil type: diesel fuel Daily consumption: 144,000 liters
PROBLEM The diesel at Sadiola was heavily contaminated when delivered to the mine site. CAT recommend a cleanliness level of ISO 18/16/13. But incoming diesel was ISO 23/21/14, which resulted in extremely high consumption of inlinefilters. SOLUTION A CJC™ Filter Separator PTU3 27/108 GP 3-stay and a CJC™ Filter Separator PTU3 27/108 GP 6-stay were installed to kidney loop and transfer diesel from storage tank to first day tank with CJC™ Filter Inserts type BLAT. Furthermore, a CJC™ HDU 427/108 was installed to transfer diesel between day tanks and keep day tanks clean, with CJC™ Filter Inserts type F.