Correct sample preparation is fundamental to any metallurgical testwork program. Our quality control systems, experienced staff, attention to detail, and cleanliness translate into accurate and correct preparation of samples for downstream phases of metallurgical testwork programs such as comminution, pre-concentration, beneficiation, and extraction.
Ore size analysis is extremely important in laboratory testing procedures, because it determines both the quality of grinding and the degree of target mineral liberation at various particle sizes. Size analysis is used to determine the optimal feed size to separation and concentration processes, ensuring the highest efficiency is achieved. ALS provides particle size distribution (PSD) determination from coarse to ultra-fine sizes using a variety of techniques including screening, cyclosizing, and laser diffraction techniques.
Trusted by the international mining, engineering, and financial sectors, ALS metallurgists work with you and your consultants to develop and demonstrate successful processing strategies to support process optimisation, prefeasibility, and feasibility studies.
ALS offers a comprehensive range of sample preparation and sizing testwork services:
- Control crushing
- Homogenizing and splitting using a variety of techniques including rotary dividers
- Bulk Density
- Bulk Sample Hazardous/Non-Hazardous Preparation Facility
- Screening - wet and dry
- Laser diffraction sizing
- Moisture Content Determination
- Particle Size Distribution Analysis
- Pulp Density Determination
- RoboLab robotic sample preparation
- True Mineral SG, Apparent/In-Situ SG
- Size-by-Size Analysis