Bench Pilot Furnace Systems and Testing Update
The bench scale pilot furnace operating system ("furnace") is nearing completion. This will be followed with a timed pressure hold and leak testing of all welds and joints. Upon a successful result, the furnace will be subjected to a vacuum leak test with pressures less than 10 Torr the expected operating pressure for the system.
The calcination system has been installed in order to convert the Tami - Mosi dolimite into dolime (CaO,MgO). The oxide form is necessary to produce magnesium metal crowns from the furnace. A briquette testing program has also been completed by the Company where various sizes and pressures were tested. This work has resulted in the specification of a suitable, efficiently sized prill for use in the reduction furnace.
This test work, including the furnace operation, is being performed at the Lindon Acres Enterprises facility in Fort St John, British Columbia. Upon the completion of the vacuum testing, the company has scheduled the reduction testing to begin mid-August after the the Company's AGM.
James Sever, P. Eng., COO states., "This testing program will provide necessary engineering data for fabrication and operation of the planned full size pilot furnace. One key area of assessment is the ability to recover energy from the spent furnace residue. Due to the unique design of the furnace, alternate heating and condensing concepts can be tested with the expectation of producing a continuous silicothermic process."
Photos of the furnace can be viewed on the company website: http://nevadacmi.com/investors/furnace-dec-2016/furnace-2017
About Nevada Clean Magnesium, Inc.
Nevada Clean Magnesium is focused on becoming a major U.S. producer and distributor of primary, high grade, low cost magnesium metal extracted from its 100% owned Tami-Mosi property located in North Central Nevada. Based on the Company's NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment Report published in September 2011 and amended in July 2014, the Tami-Mosi Project has an inferred resource of 412 million tonnes with an average grade of 12.3% Mg for a contained metal content of 111 billion pounds of magnesium using a 12% cut-off grade contained within a high purity dolomite block. For more information, please visit www.nevadacmi.com.
This press release was prepared under the supervision and review of James Sever, P. Eng., COO and director for Nevada Clean Magnesium . Mr. Sever is a non-independent qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 standards.
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