The preferred method for heap leaching is drip irrigation, but in certain condition and applications and when safety regulation permits, sprinklers are also used.
Heap leaching with sprinklers will work well in areas where the wind effect is minimal and when the desired flow rate is very high.
Sprinkler irrigation in mining applications is mainly used for heap leaching of cooper, gold, uranium and nickel. Sprinklers are ideal for slope irrigation, evaporation, dust control, reforestation and can also be installed to complete the leach cycle or provide a final rinse.
Sprinklers conserve energy and provide exceptional uniformity and are becoming hugely popular in mining industry. Netafim’s sprinklers provide the flow rate at an extremely high uniformity and relatively low operation pressure. The droplet has an ideal size to avoid compacting the soil and on the other hand not to evaporate.
Where sprinklers system is the preferred method, Netafim is the only company that supplies the whole system with products designed for easy storage and later fast installation and reliable operation.
Netafim has developed a unique sprinkler that can deliver the highest uniformity rate and excellent percolation through the ores in extreme environmental, climatic and working conditions and as a result increase mineral recovery rate. GyroNet™ Turbo is the ideal sprinkler for heap leaching, final rinsing and slope irrigation. Depending on the design and flow rate it can always be used for an efficient evaporation.
All Netafim’s product are supported by NetSpeX™ a web based system which is a smart design tool for optimizing mining’s sprinkler performance in various installation-patterns and operating conditions, to maximize uniformity
GyroNet Turbo™ delivers highly uniform coverage with high precipitation rates and very gentle droplet size.
GyroNet™ Turbo is the ideal sprinkler for heap leaching
GyroNet™ Turbo is compatible with all the other components of the irrigation system, made by Netafim thus enabling a simple design and quick and easy installation and maintenance –
MegaNet™, with its innovative “fortress” impact sprinkler design, gives you excellent uniformity while preventing issues caused by insects, poor water quality or field machine damage:
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SPRINKLER STAND FOR INSTALLATION WITH NETAFIM™ FLEXIBLE PIPES.
Combination between GyroNet™ Turbo or others sprinklers (with male thread inlet connector 1/2") and flexible pipes: FlatNet™.
The stand consists of the following parts:
If the stand installed comprises only Netafim™ made parts, Teflon is not needed. The parts will be supplied as individual components to allow ordering a stand with height according to requirement (40, 80 or 120 cm).
The Netafim™ MegaStand™ can be connected to field sprinklers with 2" and 3" FlatNet™ pipes.
BASE: Catalog number per 1 unit: 64520-002480 Unit quantity per box: 20 units.
ARM: Catalog number per single 1 unit: 64520-002485 Unit quantity per box: 50 units.
RISER: Catalog number per single 1 unit: 64520-002490 Unit quantity per box: 100 units.
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In-line pressure regulator ensures uniform pressure at the inlet of each lateral.