The systems are reliable and provide higher availability. In Goa iron ore area, a belt conveyer system is operating successfully in a MT pa mine for transportation of ROM from the quarry bottom involving a lift of around 300 metres. Slurry transport has been used in a large iron ore mine.
first iron ore slurry pipeline: the 85kmlong Savage River project in Tasmania. Since then, longdistance slurry pipeline transport has become quite commonly adopted for mineral concentrates. Interest has increased in the alumina industry, where the world's first longdistance bauxite slurry pipeline was commissioned in Brazil in September 2007.