Hydropower increasingly used as opposed to compressed air in platinum, gold mines

The biggest combined force driving the adoption of hydropower equip-ment in the underground mining industry – specifically in gold and platinum mines – is the need to move away from using compressed air and an understanding by industry that it must do so, hydropower specialist Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) innovation manager Peter Fraser tells Mining Weekly.

He says using hydropower has several benefits, compared with using compressed-air equipment, in the underground mining environment.

 

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