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Minerals & Metallurgy Processing

The metallurgy and processing aspects of an orebody have to be considered at all stages of a mining project: during initial exploration and project evaluations, through to operations and plant enhancements or expansions. 

SRK has a core group of full time metallurgists and processing engineers with experience in the development and evaluation of metallurgical testwork programs, technical studies, flowsheet and plant design, process audits, plant debottlenecking and troubleshooting, and operations.

We work closely with our clients together with SRK specialists in geology mineralogy, geochemistry and mining to provide the best process solution tailored to the specific requirements of the project.  Where necessary, SRK has access to a wide range of other processing specialists through our network of subconsultants. We also work in close association with Cardiff University for laboratory test facilities and analytical services.

We offer experienced metallurgists and mineral processing engineers familiar with defining and supervising test work programs from laboratory scale through to pilot plant operation
Services Experienced metallurgists and mineral processing engineers familiar with defining and supervising test work programs from laboratory scale through to pilot plant operation In-house process mineralogy and metallurgical expertise covering: - Crushing and materials handling - Grinding –Conventional rod and ball milling, AG and SAG mills, HPGR, vertical mills, ISA...
SRK's metallurgists and process engineers optimize plant operation to reduce operating costs and improve metal recovery and overall efficiency.
Services Definition of realistic plant design parameters based on sound interpretation of testwork Development of flexible flow sheets suitable for the range of feed parameters and operating conditions Equipment selection and sizing Development of detailed plant information Estimation of plant operating and capital costs Experienced in working with engineering companies...
SRK conducts technical audits, review and progress monitoring during project implementation, performance testing and operational monitoring.
Services Fully independent technical audits of all aspects of metallurgy and processing Independent assessment and interpretation of metallurgical testwork Audit of feasibility study work Monitoring and progress reporting of metallurgical aspects during project implementation Capital cost and cost control monitoring over project life cycle Monitoring and evaluation of process and...
SRK has access to a broad base of personnel who have experience of different operations and processes used on metallurgical plants throughout the world.
Metal accounting audits can be required for a number of reasons. For example, it could be necessary as part of an assessment and improvement of plant metallurgical performance, or as a check on security issues around the plant, or as part of a mine-wide metallurgical accounting exercise. As part of...
SRK's waste management engineers provide support for tailings storage facilities, municipal landfills, and heap leach pads.
Services Site visits and collection of current and historical operating data Definition and supervision of plant metallurgical surveys for plant performance evaluation Identification of plant bottlenecks Definition, supervision and evaluation of mineralogical studies and metallurgical testing (on-plant sampling, geo-metallurgical investigations, laboratory testwork and/or plant trials) Assessment, reporting and optimisation of...
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