Kenya Fluorspar Company » Operations http://www.kenyafluorspar.com The leading fluorspar mining company in the East Africa and foreign exchange earner for Kenya Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:52:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6 Another Million Man hours without Lost Time Injury http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/10/another-million-man-hours-without-lost-time-injury/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/10/another-million-man-hours-without-lost-time-injury/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 05:30:50 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=742 Kenya Fluorspar is very pleased to announce that it achieved another One Million Man hours without a Lost Time Injury on 27th October 2015. Our last reportable incident was recorded on 31 January, 2014 and since then we have operated for more than 18 months which makes this a remarkable achievement. To achieve this injury-free […]

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Kenya Fluorspar is very pleased to announce that it achieved another One Million Man hours without a Lost Time Injury on 27th October 2015.
Our last reportable incident was recorded on 31 January, 2014 and since then we have operated for more than 18 months which makes this a remarkable achievement. To achieve this injury-free milestone took not only an individual, but team effort, throughout our entire operations.

Over the last few years the Safety & Health Department and employees have dedicated themselves improve on near miss reporting and not to leave any marginal for error. Employees are involved in all aspects of safety and injury prevention – from hazard assessments to standard operating procedures. Working safely is an essential corner stone of our job.
We will continue to confront potential injury risks by acknowledging its potential and impact by weaving prevention into our cultural fabric.

Well done to all for a great achievement!!

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Water Treatment System http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/07/water-treatment-system/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/07/water-treatment-system/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:30:43 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=726 The Company contracted Oserian Development Company to install a water purification system. The river water passes through a coagulation process where a substantial amount of dirt and other solid particles suspended in water is removed. Aluminium Sulphate, which attracts the dirt particles, is added to the water at the first stage. The heavier dirt particles […]

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The Company contracted Oserian Development Company to install a water purification system.

The river water passes through a coagulation process where a substantial amount of dirt and other solid particles suspended in water is removed. Aluminium Sulphate, which attracts the dirt particles, is added to the water at the first stage. The heavier dirt particles then sink to the bottom of the clarifying tank during sedimentation.

The clear water then moves through a pipe to a filtration process where water passes through some filters consisting of layers of different grades of sand and gravel that helps remove even finer particles.

A small dosage of chlorine is also added at this stage to kill any bacteria or microorganism that may be present. The treated water is then drained into a closed tank where disinfection takes place before flowing through the pipe network to residential areas for domestic use.

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Mining Cabinet Secretary Visit http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/04/mining-cabinet-secretary-visit/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/04/mining-cabinet-secretary-visit/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:49:47 +0000 admin http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=534 The Company was privileged to host the Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Hon. Najib Balala who visited the Company on Monday 30th March 2015.He was accompanied by other officials from the Ministry including the Commissioner of Mines, Director of Mining and the Mining Secretary. The Minister was received by the Chairman, Charles Field-Marsham, and some members […]

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The Company was privileged to host the Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Hon. Najib Balala who visited the Company on Monday 30th March 2015.He was accompanied by other officials from the Ministry including the Commissioner of Mines, Director of Mining and the Mining Secretary. The Minister was received by the Chairman, Charles Field-Marsham, and some members of the Board.

The Chairman guided the visitors through a slide presentation touching on the operations of the Company, main issues it faces with production activities and the mining process, Corporate Social Responsibility programmes undertaken and the challenges facing the Company as a mining entity competing for world markets.

During the tour the Minister visited the Medical Centre, Company School, the Tae-Kwondo training centre (all fully sponsored by the Company). The CS and his team were impressed with the high standards set and level of operations at the respective facilities. He also visited the Mining sites, Process Plant and Laboratory to get an understanding of the operations.

Summarizing his visit in his closing remarks the Minister encouraged the Company to continue working closely with the Government and keep on engaging them with challenges faced so as to attend to and resolve issues. He emphasized that dialogue is the key to addressing any issues that may be of concern to both the Company and the Government.

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Recognition of Training Achievements http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/01/recognition-of-training-achievements/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2015/01/recognition-of-training-achievements/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:10:25 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=519 In its endeavours to improve on efficiency and develop its manpower, the Company in 2014 embarked on initial training of mechanics via the training facility of the local Komatsu distributorship , Panafrican Equipment, based in Nairobi. A total of 12 mechanics undertook 20 courses covering basic servicing of equipments, electrical, hydraulics , engine and under […]

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In its endeavours to improve on efficiency and develop its manpower, the Company in 2014 embarked on initial training of mechanics via the training facility of the local Komatsu distributorship , Panafrican Equipment, based in Nairobi.

A total of 12 mechanics undertook 20 courses covering basic servicing of equipments, electrical, hydraulics , engine and under carriage maintenance.

A function to present certificates to the successful employees took place at the Company Recreation Club on 26th January 2015.

The event was graced by the Company Managing Director Nico Spangenberg, and attended by the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Manager, Sakkie van Jaarsveld, Human Resource Manager Charles Korir and the Trainer from Panafrican Equipment ,Kibagur Rotich from Panafrican Group.

The advanced segment of the training in all the above mentioned fields is earmarked to be conducted in 2015 and further advancement planned to assist the Company in building a fully trained maintenance team.

Below are some pictures of the event.

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Upgrade of Crushing System – New HP 200 Metso Crusher http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/01/upgrade-of-crushing-system-new-hp-200-metso-crusher/ http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/2014/01/upgrade-of-crushing-system-new-hp-200-metso-crusher/#comments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:25:43 +0000 Job Ariga http://www.kenyafluorspar.com/?p=340 Plant operations were stopped early January and during this time Mr Kumaravel and his maintenance team did a commendable job by removing an old Symons Crusher and replacing it with a new Metso unit. The work was all completed within two weeks with a further 3 days for commissioning, testing and training and Metso France staff were […]

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Plant operations were stopped early January and during this time Mr Kumaravel and his maintenance team did a commendable job by removing an old Symons Crusher and replacing it with a new Metso unit.

The work was all completed within two weeks with a further 3 days for commissioning, testing and training and Metso France staff were very complimentary to the quality and standard of work performed by Mr Kumaravel, Plant Maint Manager and his team.

This is a new generation machine and unique combination of crusher speed, throw and cavity design. HP series cones are ideal for Secondary, tertiary and fine crushing stages. This is totally controlled by software IC7000 basic. This software (automation system) is user friendly and protects the user & machine, makes it easier to use the crusher, provides maintenance and troubleshooting data, provides the user with all the necessary information and boost productivity and prolongs the crusher’s service life.

It has lubrication and hydraulic systems mounted separately below the crusher. The lubrication system is able to lubricate all the bushes and gears of the crusher and maintain the temperature by air cooler. The hydraulic system is used for maintaining the clamping & release pressure during the operation and opening and closing of the bowl during the maintenance and gap setting.

We have installed this crusher as secondary crusher in our plant. Feed size is around -150mm and gap setting is 22-25 mm. Capacity is 150tph. Before this we were using a 3ft Symons cone crusher.

Main benefits of this crusher:

  • High capacity and yield
  • Easy and cost effective maintenance
  • Easy to operate
  • Application flexibility

Below are some pictures of the new .crusher

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