ALS is established as a leading global supplier of precious and platinum group metal inspection and analytical services, acting for clients in various sectors including the mining, chemical, oil, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, electronic, jewellery, finance, and government.
It is critical that sampling and sample preparation operations are undertaken to the highest of international standards.
The ALS network provides coverage of all the major precious metals and PGM refineries and production facilities around the world, many with permanent representatives. ALS inspection and analysis services for precious metal bearing materials ensures peace of mind wherever you operate around the globe.
ALS offers a complete range of independent inspection, weighing, sampling, sample preparation, and precision analytical services for a wide range of precious metal bearing materials. Coverage includes all processing stages including drying, incineration, crushing, milling, blending, screen grading, moisture determination, loss on ignition (LOI), leaching, chemical treatment, melting, matting, sawing, drilling and alloying, weighing, and stock verification.
Internationally accredited ALS laboratories combine classical wet chemistry with precision analytical technology to obtain accurate percentage composition determinations to minimise risk and reduce financial exposure.
ALS offer a comprehensive supervision portfolio for the following materials:
- Precious metals
- Electronic scrap
- Chemical conductor pastes
- Platinum group metals (PGM's)
- Precious metal bearing catalysts
- Fresh and spent catalysts
- Automobile catalysts
- Platforming catalysts
- Hydrogeneration catalysts
- Mono and bi-metallic catalysts
- Isomerisation catalysts
- Reforming catalysts
- Ethylene oxide silver catalysts
- VAM catalysts
- Nitric acid plant gauzes
ALS laboratories can complete a wide range of analytical testing and certification within a short timeframe.
Analytical techniques include:
- Fire assay
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry: ICP-AES and ICP-MS
- Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)
- Potentiometric Titration