Valves for mining and minerals processing.

Valves and pumps for mining, metals and steel industry

Process reliability and productivity

We are an established and trusted partner in mining, metals and steel processing around the world. We offer a wide range of valve and pumping solutions to slurry, utility and severe service applications.

Valve management service provides production reliability

for maintenance shutdowns at Outokumpu’s steel plant


Decades of experience in the mining and metals sector

Safety is always the highest priority for us

Reliable performance for demanding environments

Expert technical support and service in over 40 countries around the world

Common challenges

When handling abrasive slurries, reliability of the equipment is essential for economics and safety of the operations. Mining, minerals processing and metallurgy all have demanding process conditions. As it comes down to flow control and isolation for mining and other similar processes, it is crucial to carefully choose reliable equipment which guarantees continuity of the production process.

The initial price of a valve or pump is only the starting point. Most costs are generated during operation in terms of required maintenance, equipment spare parts, possible downtime and interference of process. Minor equipment breaks can quickly escalate to major issues, especially in remote locations.

Reliable flow control technology for demanding mining, metals and steel applications

Our expanded offering of solutions and services for mining minerals and metallurgical applications is more complete than ever. The leading technologies for demanding slurry applications strengthen Valmet's position in these industries. It ensures Valmet's continued strong capability to serve our customers basically in all commodities in the mining sector across the whole value chain from upstream minerals processing to downstream metallurgy. Our global presence is stronger than before, close to our customers.

We have decades of cumulated flow control industry knowledge and expertise in mining and metals industries. Our strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities for these industries are proven by the industry-leading heavy-duty pinch valves and knife gate valves as well as pumps.

Our expanded high-quality offering ensures lowest total cost of ownership in flow control for demanding slurry applications, e.g. in grinding, screening, cyclone separation, flotation, thickening, filtering and tailings applications. Our Neles™, Jamesbury™ and Flowrox™ valves and pumps are built to perform and handle demanding media – from abrasive slurries to the corrosive chemicals used in numerous refining processes. A significant proportion of global metals production flows through our valves.

In gold production, Valmet supplies valve solutions for processing plants using carbon-in-leach (CIL), carbon-in-pulp (CIP) or carbon-in-column (CIC) circuits. Our valves can handle the tough process environment created by autoclave pressure oxidation (POX).

In nickel production, Valmet valves are found in conventional nickel processing as well as in autoclave high-pressure acid leaching (HPAL) circuits.

In copper production, Valmet offers valve solutions for copper concentrates production, smelting and electrolysis as well as for copper leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning.

We also work with many other minerals and metals processing plants including iron, aluminum, lithium, zinc, manganese, lead, silver, phosphate and potash to name a few. Contact us to find out how we can improve your plant’s flow control.

Valves and pumps for mining, metals and steel

Valmet offers a wide range of robust and reliable valve and pumping solutions for the mining, metals and steel industry.

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