Delivering Reliability to the Mineral Processing Industry

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More than 15 years of success in the world's largest mineral processing plants

Piping used to convey chemical solutions in the mineral processing industry faces tough challenges. Whether the operation is extracting precious materials from e-waste, the ground or processing raw materials after being excavated or recycled, the challenge to the long-term reliability of the piping system is significant. This challenge is expected to increase as minerals and metal need to be extracted in a more efficient and environmental friendly way from both e-waste and also while existing pits and mine sites are often extracting ores of lower concentrations from deeper in the Earth's crust, causing a shift in the chemistry of processed ores.

Highly corrosive chemicals typically used in mineral processing, often at high temperatures, can wreak havoc on the integrity of most piping systems, creating ongoing maintenance challenges and costly, premature failures.

Highly durable Corzan® piping solutions stand up to the immense challenges of mineral processing plants over the long-term better than any other piping material, metallic or non-metallic.


The Corzan® CPVC Advantage

Made of a specialty, high-performance, easy-to-install CPVC, Corzan pipe, fittings and valves provide the necessary mechanical strength and corrosion resistance required by mineral processing operations to:

  • Eliminate internal and external corrosion
  • Reduce installation time and promote safety
  • Lower life-cycle costs, maintenance and corrosion monitoring
  • Provide excellent hydraulic capabilities
  • Minimize total system costs with stable material prices


Stands Up to the Most Aggressive Chemicals


Corzan CPVC used for processing minerals


Corzan pipe and fittings available in PN 10, PN 16, Schedule 40 and 80 reliably handle aggressive chemicals such as:

  • Copper sulfate
  • Zinc sulfate
  • Sodium sulfate
  • Metabisulphite
  • Sodium cyanide
  • Sulfuric acid

Corrosion, sedimentation, and crystallization compromise the integrity of most metallic systems. Comparatively, Corzan pipe and fittings offer superior resistance to most acids, bases and salts, and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

For a comprehensive list of chemicals and their performance with Corzan CPVC, view the chemical resistance chart on our U.S. site.


A Solution the Mineral Processing Industry Trusts

Corzan Industrial Solutions have more than 15 years of success in some of the largest mineral processing plants in the world, operating continuously without interruptions caused by leaks or repairs.


Mineral Processing Piping


Areas where Corzan Industrial Systems especially surpass other materials from a performance and cost standpoint include:

  • Electrolysis operations
  • Electrowinning
  • Electrorefining
  • Acid service lines
  • Tailings lines
  • Gas vent scrubbers
  • Froth flotation operations
  • Neutralization processes
  • Wastewater treatment plants


The Reliable Solution

Corzan Industrial Systems provide an excellent balance of properties to improve reliability and user confidence while reducing capital and life-cycle costs, avoiding costly downtime and, most importantly, allowing mineral processing plants to stay operational–and more productive.


Why Corzan CPVC for Industrial Applications

Corzan Industrial Systems pioneered CPVC technology in 1959. Since then, CPVC has emerged as the material of choice for many corrosive environments across various industrial applications.

In this webinar, find out:

  • The basics of CPVC, including common applications
  • CPVC engineering considerations (e.g. material characteristics, temperature and pressure requirements)
  • Installation methods
  • Cost comparisons with other materials 

Access the English (U.S.) or French webinar below.

Corzan® CPVC Piping Overview

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Vue d'ensemble sur le système de tuyauterie Corzan® en CPVC

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