Gold Mine Retort Modifications

Assessment, Control Systems Engineering and Commissioning

Reliable Controls provided a detailed assessment, recommendations, engineering and commissioning for modifications of the Retort process at the Nevada gold mine. Retort is a process used to remove mercury vapors present in smelting operations.

  • Chaired and conducted HAZOP meetings

  • Modified and added equipment to existing P&IDs

  • Created electrical schematics

  • Developed the PLC program, HMI program and SCADA system

  • Interfaced existing equipment with new control PLC

  • Procured, commissioned and tested required equipment, per design and permit

  • Created data historian trends to track compliance required by permit

  • Capture and handling of exhaust gases

  • Work practices during the process, including heating, mercury condensation and carbon bed scrubbing

  • Monitoring and record-keeping

Congratulations to the RCC team on another successful project with complete client satisfaction!