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SkimAir

For Flash Flotation and Flash RoughingTM

Profit-maker in the grinding circuit


The Outokumpu The SkimAir flotation units can be used in the grinding circuit for conventional
partnership Flash Flotation and Flash Roughing.

As one of the worlds leading


In Flash Flotation, the SkimAir unit is used as a stand-alone cell to produce a high-
developers and suppliers of technology, grade concentrate. In Flash Roughing, the unit operates to produce a lower-grade
Outokumpu Technology designs concentrate at high recovery. The process can comprise two stages, where SkimAir
and delivers plants, processes and is used as the rougher and the Outokumpu TankCell as the cleaner.
equipment tailored to each customers
needs. We provide engineering, The SkimAir unit prevents particles from overgrinding and also results in more stable
project and support services for the feed to the conventional flotation circuit. It also improves the overall recovery and the
minerals processing and metallurgical grinding mill throughput as well as plant dewatering.
industries globally.

Outokumpu Technology
Specifications of SkimAir

3034EN. Libris, Helsinki, Finland. December 2004.


Technical specifications
Flotation mechanism Motor Flotation Air

Diameter rpm Installed Consumption Min. pressure Consumption/


[mm] [kW] [kW] at shaft mechanism
[kPa] [m3/min]
SkimAir-2400 1400 92 175 105 - 135 77 10 - 25
SkimAir-1200 1200 97 132 80 - 100 55 4 - 10
SkimAir-500 900 130 55 35 - 45 44 1-6
SkimAir-240 650 157 22 8 - 13 38 1-3
SkimAir-80 500 185 11 3-5 22 0,5 - 1
SkimAir-40 400 210 5,5 2-4 17 0,3 - 0,8
SkimAir-15 200 370 2,2 1 - 1,5 12 0,2

Main dimensions

Tank volume A B C D E Weight


[m3] [kg]
SkimAir-2400 120 9600 7200 4900 3800 6600 30600
SkimAir-1200 49 8400 5700 4000 2800 4960 23000
SkimAir-500 23 6270 5000 3650 4040 8900
SkimAir-240 8 4520 3120 2280 2760 3800
SkimAir-80 2,2 3390 2400 1740 1900 1800
SkimAir-40 1,3 2920 2175 1575 1640 1260
SkimAir-15 0,3 1970 1315 800 1290 350

Outokumpu is a dynamic metals and


technology group. Customers in a wide
range of industries use our metal products,
technology and services worldwide. We help
our customers to gain a competitive advantage
by enhancing their performance. We call this
the Outokumpu factor. E-mail: info.technology@outokumpu.com

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