Solution mining involves remote wellpad injection of heated brine to extract potash from the underground ore bodies. The resulting potash rich brine is pumped to the surface ponds where the potash is extracted. The corrosive nature of this fluid is detrimental to a standard valve and solution mines do not have air compressors installed in minefield cluster buildings for pneumatic actuation.
Spartan Controls provides solution mine facilities with Fisher Controls’ Stainless Steel Globe Valve with linear electric actuator, providing excellent process control without the need for pneumatic actuation. Additionally, the high alloy body of the Fisher valve will provides protection and long life in harsh brine environments.