Essel Mining & Industries Limited (EMIL) approaches mining in a scientific manner, at the heart of which lies its philosophy of delivering value to all stakeholders. Our efforts at standardisation, indigenously manufacturing spares, and adopting new technology helps us to raise the bar. At EMIL, there is continuous value addition in our processes through innovation, reengineering, modification and infrastructure development. Some examples of our scientific approach are given below:
- EMIL has invested in meticulous exploration of its iron ore deposits. This process delineates the ore body and helps conserve and protect resources. Contemporary software programmes such as SURPAC Computerised Mine Planning Modules are employed by our experienced team for making monthly and annual excavation plans. This scientific and organised approach contributes to resourceful and efficient operations. Reserve estimation and quality assessment of the deposit is carried out with the help of the latest version of SURPAC.
- In the chain of operations in the mining field, blast hole drilling is prime. We deploy scientific high pressure hydraulic drills for the optimisation of lump generation in the excavated material. The value addition multiplies manifold when the lumps are processed through our different crushing and screening units producing the end-products.
- In 2001, EMIL introduced mechanised mining, inducting bigger crushers at the primary stage and installing them in the pit itself. This reduced both transportation and secondary drilling and blasting investments, boosting productivity.
- In 2002, we used vibro-grizzly plants to segregate the required materials from ROM, thereby increasing the quantity fed down the line.
- In 2003, EMIL identified and invested in the best technology available for crushing and screening. We installed a number of hydro cone crushers in place of a battery of jaw crushers. Going a step forward, we introduced linear screens in place of the older circular screens and could then produce cubic-shaped products that are sought in the sponge iron industry. Similarly, the cone crushers also reduced fines generation, adding significant value to total recovery.
- To produce saleable products from the blue dust or sub-grade material, different static screening plants and mobile screening plants were installed during the year 2004. At EMIL, we consciously use every bit of material possible in our effort to protect natural resources to the maximum.
- The track mounted mobile jaw crusher LT-140 was introduced for the first time in the iron ore industry in India by EMIL in 2005, which was a milestone in significantly minimising secondary blasting. This enhanced the production volume and improved the quality in the secondary and tertiary circuit.
- In order to improve the quality of our products during the Indian monsoon, we introduced a new technology called the Flip Flow Screening in the year 2009, which helped us handle the high moisture levels in the ore.