Pilot Plant Testing

Our experienced pilot plant team at Metallurgy will tailor make process flowsheets to suit clients’ needs.

Our pilot plant testing program will:

  • provide the data for operating cost evaluation
  • result in the most practical, cost effective and environmentally suitable flowsheet
  • generate the most efficient ways of processing metals and improved recovery
  • provide bankable testwork data to maximise financing options

Pilot Plant capabilities include:

  • Electrowinning
  • Flotation
  • Comminution
  • Solvent extraction

Pilot Plant Testwork Management

Pilot Plant testing programs are managed and supervised to retain project integrity in achieving key objectives within scheduled time and budget.

Flowsheet DevelopmentPilot Plant Testing
Sample required40-50 kg/composite200kg - 1 tonne (4-6 composites preferred)
Planning2 Weeks3-6 Weeks
Commissioning, Decommissioning, Piloting1-2 Weeks4-8 Weeks
Reporting1-2 Weeks2-4 Weeks

Advantages of Pilot Plant Testing

  • Prove critical components of a flowsheet
  • Pilot plant testing establishes the feasibility of new technology
  • Evaluate site conditions, limitations and process conditions as well as the desired results and the economic factors
  • Pilot plant testing provides an ideal platform to troubleshoot possible resources before full scale commitment
  • Verify ability to meet environmental risks and requirements
To find out more about pilot plant testing with Metallurgy contact the team of pilot plant experts today on 08 9458 3286.

To find out more about pilot plant testing with Metallurgy contact the team of experts today on 08 9458 3286.