Gold One – Plant Optimization Project

Mine water transport line joined by Victaulic AGS couplings, which accommodate system deflection
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PROJECT AT A GLANCE

PROJECT TYPE:
Transport Line
Owner:

Gold1

Engineer:

Gold1

Contractor:

Mocke Pipeline Construction

Pipe Material:

Carbon Steel

Pipe Size:

16 – 18"

Location:

Randfonein, South Africa

Solutions:

  • Ease of installation
  • Speed of installation
  • Flexibility
  • Advanced Grooved System (AGS)
  • Safety

When looking for a solution to join an 8km long 400-450mm (16’’ – 18″) pipeline used to transport water from a dam to the Fraser Alexander mine dumps, Gold 1 International Limited relied on Victaulic solutions.

To begin reclaiming the mine dump, Fraser Alexander needed to get the 8km pipeline installed. For this reason, Gold 1 wanted the pipeline installed quickly, with enhanced system reliability. They chose to partner with Victaulic on this critical application.

Victaulic provided system solutions for the pipeline including Style W77 AGS Flexible and Style W07 AGS Rigid Couplings. The contractor, Mocke Pipeline Constructions, was able to install 25 to 30 pipe spools a day, enhancing productivity on-site when compared to previously employed flanged joining methods. Victaulic Style W77 flexible couplings were installed to adhere to the challenging terrain, with custom-designed cups that encase the coupling’s bolts and nuts to prevent theft.

The use of Victaulic AGS solutions enabled Gold 1 to enhance onsite productivity and mitigate risk, completing the project on time and on budget.

AT A GLANCE

PROJECT TYPE:
Transport Line
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Owner:

Gold1

Engineer:

Gold1

Pipe Material:

Carbon Steel

Location:

Randfonein, South Africa

Contractor:

Mocke Pipeline Construction

Pipe Size:

16 – 18"

Solutions:

  • Ease of installation
  • Speed of installation
  • Flexibility
  • Advanced Grooved System (AGS)
  • Safety

When looking for a solution to join an 8km long 400-450mm (16’’ – 18″) pipeline used to transport water from a dam to the Fraser Alexander mine dumps, Gold 1 International Limited relied on Victaulic solutions.

To begin reclaiming the mine dump, Fraser Alexander needed to get the 8km pipeline installed. For this reason, Gold 1 wanted the pipeline installed quickly, with enhanced system reliability. They chose to partner with Victaulic on this critical application.

Victaulic provided system solutions for the pipeline including Style W77 AGS Flexible and Style W07 AGS Rigid Couplings. The contractor, Mocke Pipeline Constructions, was able to install 25 to 30 pipe spools a day, enhancing productivity on-site when compared to previously employed flanged joining methods. Victaulic Style W77 flexible couplings were installed to adhere to the challenging terrain, with custom-designed cups that encase the coupling’s bolts and nuts to prevent theft.

The use of Victaulic AGS solutions enabled Gold 1 to enhance onsite productivity and mitigate risk, completing the project on time and on budget.