Process plant parameters often require a combination of analytical procedures, mineralogical examination, and metallurgical testwork to achieve efficient ore processing from installed equipment.
At ALS, our team of industry experienced professional chemists, mineralogists, chemical engineers, and metallurgists design test programs to suit different ore process plant parameters. These diagnostic procedures aim to provide data to increase process plant throughput, reduce reagent consumption, and increase metal recovery and extraction.
The evaluation of process plant parameters can at times highlight the need for process flowsheet redesign and process plant upgrade. This is particularly the case for future orebodies with differing lithological, mineralogical, and metallurgical characteristics, as compared with current ores being processed. Often bench and pilot scale testing of future ore bodies is necessary to achieve correct process plant upgrade, ensuring a smooth transition from one ore body to another whilst upgrade and optimisation of the process plant is underway.