Hydro fracturing has typically been used as a method for improving the yield of various wells by opening and flushing out previously closed fractures with high pressure water.
This same process can be used for pre-conditioning mining or before blasting to double the yield with less dynamite. The hard rock is de- stressed which lends this method to the Block Caving Method. Block caving is a low cost, underground mining technique that also supports economic mining of lower grade deposits.
Conmico currently manufactures three AQUA-FRAC™ models of automated, electrically powered, portable hydro fracturing machines:
|AQUA-FRAC™ RHP-350||266L/min @ 51 Mpa (66 gpm @ 7000psi)|
|AQUA-FRAC™ RHP-400||295L/min @ 56 Mpa (78 gpm @ 8,100psi)|
|AQUA-FRAC™ RHP-700||377L/min @ 72 Mpa (100 gpm @ 10,400psi)|