The increased worldwide demand for steel in recent decades has led to an increase in the exploitation of magnetite iron ore deposits as an alternative to hematite DSO ores. Magnetite concentrate is a higher-grade product than hematite and very desirable as a smelter feed. However, the caveat for this superior product is the requirement for more complex, and higher cost, beneficiation circuits. Our expert magnetite team of metallurgists can work with you and your consultants to optimise existing magnetite beneficiation circuits or provide crucial data for feasibility studies, mine planning and marketing purposes.
In addition to the many generic testwork tasks and equipment such as sample preparation, chemical analysis, and grinding, the core principle of testing for magnetite ores is magnetic separation.
At the IOTC, ALS has an extensive range of magnetic separators suitable for all batch and most continuous scenarios, as follows:
Magnetic separation is a simple and robust separation process, but the application of different units and field strengths relative to ore types can be complicated. ALS can advise you on the best options for magnetite ore evalutation.
Please contact us for further details.
Generally, yes. Magnetite ALS has facilities and procedures to treat fibrous and radioactive samples. Surcharges do apply, however, to cover safety equipment, monitoring and decontamination.
ALS is a quarantine approved premises and treats many samples of oversea origin. Strict regulatory requirements are in needed around packaging and paperwork, however. ALS can advise you on these requirements.
Yes, clients are always welcome to visit our facilities and observe samples or tests in progress. Inductions are required and other rules may apply to visitors.
Yes, if a testwork program is in progress, ALS will happily dispatch testwork products and feed samples to vendors, third party laboratories, and customers as required. Fees apply.
No, as it is not our core business and would put us in direct competition with many of our clients. In the case of HPGR testwork programs, KMA as equipment suppliers, provide engineering and consultancy for their industrial units and can provide relevant information for the manufacture and supply of appropriate Koeppern HPGR units.