One of the deposits recently manufactured by Solintal was a 90,000-litre unit for the Spanish company Sánchez y Lago. Specifically, it was for a Komatsu HD 785-7 dump truck which currently operates in the Riotinto copper mine in the province of Huelva.
Solintal is a specialist in the manufacture of excavator buckets and tools for the public works and mining sectors, recycling equipment, and components and pipes for the engineering, industry and energy sectors. For over 50 years, it has also had a specific division for designing and manufacturing tanks, cisterns and deposits for watering roads and storage areas for large earth-moving and mining projects. Its equipment is used by different mining operators around the world, in practically all mining countries across five continents. Solintal designs and makes deposits and cisterns from 20,000 to 180,000 litres of capacity for all kinds of chassis.
One of the deposits recently manufactured by Solintal was a 90,000-litre unit for the Spanish company Sánchez y Lago. Specifically, it was for a Komatsu HD 785-7 dump truck which currently operates in the Riotinto copper mine in the province of Huelva. This piece of equipment, which is used for watering roads, is fitted with a water cannon on the upper part of the deposit, and a series of sprinkles on the back. The entire watering operation is carried out by an independent motor, which can either be hydraulically operated or use diesel, which means the watering can be done with the vehicle’s engine turned off, plus one water pump. Everything is controlled from the operator’s cabin.
Solintal always uses premium-quality materials, such as S690QL steel, which has a high yield strength. It also applies different finishes and treatments according to the pH of the water and the requirements of each client. In the case of Sánchez y Lago, for the Riotinto copper mine, where the pH is highly acidic, the cistern has been given anti-corrosion treatment inside and out, by means of special paint for acid water, and it has been fitted with stainless steel pipes.