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Ceramic Lining Services

Industrial Ceramic Lining Services

The CTI-X7® Industrial Ceramic Lining Specification provides a clear plan to systematically apply a proven standard of performance that will improve your operational efficiency and maximize your material processing equipment. As a Class-A Contract Manufacturer, we focus on customer service and redesign to target problematic plant components, circuit upgrades, and plant expansions.

  • CTI engineering team works directly with your Reliability and Maintenance managers to improve maintenance performance, including; plant expansions, new process circuit improvements, and process equipment redesign.
  • We excel at working and recommending ceramic redesigns, utilizing ceramic alumina components such as the CTI-X7® Industrial Ceramic Lining Process Equipment. Over the years of working closely with the operational teams, we have re-defined maintenance priority. Ceramic Liners can extend material processing equipment life by as much as 20:1 on material processing systems such as piping, chutes, cyclones, overflow underflow boxes, distributors, head chutes, loadouts, feeders, etc.
  • The X-7® Ceramic Standard has made marked improvements across the North American Continent in replacing rubber, AR, chromium carbide liners in piping, and chute distribution systems.
  • In emergency repairs due to a blowout, you can do a temporary weld on carbon with ceramic or stainless with ceramic, reducing environmental spills and shutdowns. Many applications of welding rubber lined pipes, chutes, and other material processing systems could result in fires and catastrophic operational failure.

CTI-X7® Ceramic Performance Standard was recognized in the world-class reliability competition.

Detour's Reliability Team stated in their presentation that "impact abrasion and premature wear on the 30" ball mill lines were adversely affecting plant production due to the pipe and fitting failure."

What does that mean for Material Processing Equipment?

The premature wear resulted in repeated unscheduled maintenance shifts to replace worn and blown-out fittings. Over the last seven years working with Detour Gold, our engineering team designed CTI-X7® Impact Elbow. The impact elbow processed 55,000 tons per day of material and many displaced 5" steel grinding balls. CTI Team extended the 88-degree elbow performance to 10 months, processing 17 million tons of gold ore, supporting mineral throughput by as much as 30 percent.

Detour's Reliability team went on to score 1st place in the international competition. They were competing against multinational conglomerates, DOW-Aramco and Bayer Science.

Mining Processing Operations Can Realize 20 to 25 R.O.I. By:

CTI X-7® Performance Standard

  • C.T.I. received the federal trademark on our equipment performance standard on September 2nd, 2014. The C.T.I. -X7® Ceramic Process Equipment brand is well known and respected by operational managers across the U.S. and Canada to combat impact abrasion and reactive corrosion.
  • Utilizing the X7® Brand minimizes the cost associated with plug-ups, blow-outs, which in many cases results in expensive plant downtime.
  • The unscheduled plant shut down requires plant personnel to go into high gear to repair or replace failed process equipment. Repairs of this nature are complicated and, in many cases, can add elements increasing accident potential.
  • Spills of process products such as minerals ores, phosphate, potash, and gold ore require excessive working hours for clean-up. Environmental spills uncontained require reporting to state agencies that can result in fines and higher cost of mining permits.
  • The X-7® Impact Plates require strict application procedures design for impact and operating varying reactive acids. For example, C.T.I. operates in 35% phosphoric and sulfuric process applications, results in better operating performance and eliminating high presser blasting to remove reactive build up.
  • We design process circuits that include the CTI-X7® Heavy Media and Classifying Cyclones. When used in line with the C.T.I.- X7® Static Screens, it will process high plant throughput recovering magnetite medium at less than .5 pounds per raw ton as a consistent performance point. It also improves screen performance as to classification and resulting in longer life of process screen panels.
  • The X7® Plant Equipment absorbs and dissipates noise amplification of coal and mineral in the process flow. Decreasing the noise level is a very positive aspect of Ceramic liners as compared to steel. Above the ground operation noise is coming under more scrutiny daily. The Mine Safety and Health (M.S.H.A.) routinely monitor noise levels setting operational and personal restrictions. We see this as a continuing priority with all companies, large and small.
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Over the Last 36 Years

Our team of Reliability Engineers, Certified Welders, and Tile Technicians concentrates their efforts to build one of the best-known material process equipment brands. This respected brand is utilized throughout the coal, mineral, and gold mining industry.

The CTI-X7® Ceramic Process Equipment is supporting operational efficiency across the United States and Canada.

We now operate in the US and Canada as a Class-A Contract Manufacturer. Our X7® brand benchmarks service performance and delivers a 25 to 1 ROI for almost all customers.

CTI Tracks a Very Innovative Path

CTI X-7® process ceramic equipment supports 24 x 7 continuous mineral processing operations, dealing with impact abrasion and reactive wear. We have over 50,000,000 pounds of equipment operating in the day to day grind of the North American mineral processing industries.

By delivering high-quality service that drives our customers' profits to the bottom line, we forge relationships with many customers who face the daily challenge of improving mining process performance.

We encourage our sales engineers to organize and present real-time solutions to repetitive problems regarding equipment replacement attributed to impact abrasion and reactive wear.

CTI concentrates on supporting you and your managers to improve operational performance consistently. This trend has served us well in all our mineral process plants across the North American Continent.

The Process Runs Full Cycle by the Customer Requesting a Quotation

  • CTI will budget, pre-engineer, and contract manufacture new plant expansion and/or new capital process facility
  • A quote goes out to the customer with a preliminary drawing
  • Customer Issues PO
  • Final G.A. drawing completed, field checked
  • Final drawing detailed approved by the customer
  • Issues to plant for the manufacturing
  • Product cut out +- 1/16th Inch
  • Fit, welded and blasted
  • Liners installed
  • Finish Epoxy 10-12 Mill, Machine Gray
  • Delivered in a 4-6 week period
  • CTI will accommodate customers’ expedited delivery request

The X7® Equipment bridges that gap for cost-effective solutions. The alumina oxide ceramic is the most cost-effective solution for combating abrasion and reactive wear in coal and steel to phosphate, potash, gold, copper, zinc and iron ore, etc. We are aggressively looking forward to 2021. We are presently projecting growth in an exciting field of operational maintenance, including new capital equipment acquisition in the North American Market.

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