On-line moisture gauges improve processing at Codelco
Copper giant discovers the benefits of real-time results.
Corporación Nacional del Cobre [Codelco], Santiago, Chile, is the world’s largest copper producer. In 2000, output exceeded 1,600,000 metric tons, or about 16 percent of world production. The company operates several mines around the country, including its El Teniente division, located 80 kilometers southeast of Santiago.