Process plant parameters often require a combination of analytical procedures, mineralogical examination, and metallurgical testwork on installed equipment to achieve efficient ore processing.
ALS designs test programmes to suit different ore process plant parameters, utilising team of experienced professional chemists, mineralogists, chemical engineers, and metallurgists. These diagnostic procedures provide data to increase process plant throughput, reduce reagent consumption, and increase metal recovery and extraction.
The evaluation of process plant parameters can 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. 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.