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Troubleshooting and Rescue

SGS has the unique depth and breadth of technical expertise that enables us to provide plant and process troubleshooting services. A partnership with SGS gives you immediate access to industry best practices and protocols and thus practical and effective solutions to your metallurgical concerns.

SGS has proven metallurgical problem-solving and debottlenecking services. Recent studies in PGE operations have brought one mine from the verge of bankruptcy to a healthy, profitable business. In another instance, SGS increased mineral recovery by as much as 6%. 

A systematic cyclical approach to optimization will determine if similar improvements can be made in your plant. SGS will work closely with your plant personnel to conduct detailed plant surveys. Our observations are supported by in-plant surveys, diagnostic examinations, sampling and testing.

SGS troubleshooting and rescue services incorporate High Definition Mineralogy to gain an understanding of the mineralogical factors affecting plant performance. High Definition Mineralogy provides an automated, statistically superior determination of bulk sample mineralogy, and mineral liberation by class and association.

Depending on survey results, SGS may recommend changes to:

  • Equipment type and size
  • Grind size
  • Circuit configuration
  • Residence times
  • Flotation reagent schemes

SGS provides proven, practical solutions to your metallurgical problems. Whether you are experiencing specific problems, want to increase throughput or need to improve recovery, SGS will provide you with world-class technical support to ensure efficient extraction and constant optimal mill throughput. We have experts in all of the technical disciplines required to complete comprehensive plant troubleshooting and an excellent reputation for in-plant improvement and optimization studies.

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