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Milan, April 16th 2012 – After having obtained approval from all the
required Antitrust Authorities, Tenova has closed today the acquisition of
Bateman Engineering N.V. (which includes Delkor group), a leading equipment
supplier and engineering house for the mining industry.
As a further step into the mining and
minerals market, in addition to the Batman Engineering N.V. acquisition, Tenova
also expands itself through the integration of the Bateman business related to
Solvent Extraction, Electrowinning and Chemical Technologies. Tenova Mining and
Minerals product portfolio now includes also hydrometallurgical equipment and
solutions for minerals, fertilizers and phosphates.
Solvent Extraction, Electrowinning and
Chemical Technologies processes span from the preliminary stages of defining
the customer’s needs and conducting research and feasibility studies to plant
modification, expansion and new facility construction.
Tenova Mining & Minerals division,
which also includes Tenova TAKRAF and Tenova Pyromet, now covers the mining
industry value chain thus being an all-round supplier of innovative
technological products with full process and commodity knowledge.
Tenova Mining & Minerals becomes a
group generating annual revenues in excess of 1.1 billion US Dollars, employing
2.400 personnel and operating in 19 countries across 5 continents.
Tenova is a worldwide supplier of advanced
technologies, products, and engineering services for the iron & steel and
mining industries providing innovative, integrated solutions for complete
For assistance with mining and minerals
handling, contact Bateman Engineering.
“There’s always someone somewhere with a
big nose who knows” – The Smiths, Cemetry Gates, 1986
In your experience, you may have noticed
varying degrees of expertness in people, or different types of ‘expert.’ Here
are a couple types that we have noticed over the years:
1. ‘Know-it-all’ - is a colloquialism that
basically refers to someone who claims to know a great deal about everything.
This is probably the kind of person that the Smiths were singing about as quoted
above. Merely claiming great knowledge is not in itself objectionable - perhaps
the claim is true with some learned or wise people. ‘Know-it-all’ seems to have
more of a behavioral connotation. People who act like they know it all tend to have some really annoying
characteristics. In time, it frequently becomes evident that they are more
convinced of their mental endowment than others around them are. They are not
likely to be viewed as very helpful people.
2. Sullen or elitist expert – Do you have
someone in your facility that has a knowledge-based role, but you dread having
to consult with them? Perhaps they are derisive, unapproachable, or are only
willing to dispense meager scraps of information. How many times have you walked
away from them with incomplete data and are essentially still unable to
There are no doubt several reasons for this
behavior. But I have noticed that this type of expert is frequently
dissatisfied with some aspect of their own situation. Maybe they are guarding
the secret that their knowledge is actually quite narrow and limited. Maybe
they are not satisfied with their area of knowledge or feel that their
knowledge is inconsequential or trivial. Perhaps they are dissatisfied with
their chosen profession entirely. Whatever the level of their knowledge, this
type of expert is not a very helpful person because of their behavior.
3. Expert – a true expert has a lot of
theoretical and experiential knowledge to draw upon. Their experience frequently
includes times of failure - they have taken risks and have gone beyond the
‘what if’ stage. Their knowledge is such that they are able to make connections
and derive original ideas about the topic of interest. Interestingly, they are
also frequently the first to admit that they were wrong or do not know
What really is nice about these people is
that they are always more than willing to provide the necessary information
without the drama or painful extraction process common to other types of
It would seem that a true expert is not
just a repository of data. It is a certain kind of helpful person.
Our company goal at Nova is to be that kind
of expert. We didn’t invent the first gas analyzer, but we have been making
them for more than 30 years now. We have successfully expanded our capabilities
to manufacturing oxygen analyzers, hydrogen analyzers, carbon monoxide
analyzers, carbon dioxide analyzers, methane analyzer, and others.
Give Mike or Dave at Nova a call, or send
us an e-mail. We don’t know everything, but we are willing to help.
1-800-295-3771 sales at nova-gas dot com websales at nova-gas dot com www.nova-gas.com
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Separation of liquids and solids is
important for many reasons. Two obvious ones are to extract a wanted or
un-wanted solid, or to clarify a liquid (often water). Liquid / solid
separation is a key component of waste water treatment plants and ore
Not all solids and liquids separate easily.
Particle size, geometry, electrical charge, and other factors may keep the
solids uniformly distributed throughout a liquid phase. Various techniques,
chemicals, and equipment may be employed to counteract these effects.
Delkor is a diverse solutions-based
equipment supply company in the Solid / Liquid Separation field which is
grouped under Delkor Technik B.V, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenova S.p.A
Delkor is the leading supplier in the Solid
/ Liquid Separation field and has built a reputation for the supply of quality
engineered products to their client base in the minerals, chemical and
industrial markets. Their track record stretches over 35 years and includes
more than 3000 installations worldwide.
Delkor services metallurgical, chemical,
industrial, fertilizer and municipal solid liquid separation applications from
the following global regional offices:
Asia Pacific: Australia | China
Americas: Canada | Chile | Brazil | Mexico
Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa: India
& CIS: United
Kingdom | Russia
Saharan Africa: South Africa
If you are interested in liquid / solids
separation or any other liquid handling application, contact Delkor for more
information about their award-winning products and systems.
For information on gas analyzer systems,
give Mike or Dave at Nova a call, or send us an e-mail. 1-800-295-3771 sales at nova-gas dot com websales at nova-gas dot com