Johan presented this work at the INFACON conference in Cape Town, from 26 to 28 February 2018.
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BATEMAN Minerals and Metals has recently been awarded a contract for the supply of an Ex Mente Process Level Information System (EMPLIS™). Ex Mente is a South African-based company that has been sub-contracted by Bateman for the supply of their EMPLIS™ technology. Ex Mente has developed this information system technology and other value-adding process solution technologies in the past seven years and has vast experience in the TiO2 slag industry.The purpose of EMPLIS™ is to capture and store discrete-activity data related to the TiO2 slag furnace, such as slag taps, metal taps, manual measurements and chemical analysis. The system provides operational personnel with easy access to the captured data and to extensive process reports based on the data. EMPLIS™ allows for process-critical decisions to be made in a shorter time and data can be easily provided to other process-related systems and to higher-level operations management and business systems. (Asia Miner; 3rd Quarter July 2008, p76).
Ex Mente and GTT Technologies recently held a Workshop on Computational Thermo chemistry in Centurion, South Africa. The workshop was presented by Dr Klaus Hack and case studies were presented by Ex Mente and Chambishi Metals plc. The workshop attendees represented a broad spectrum of the South African Mining and Metallurgy industry and was a resounding success.