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As your strategic partner or independent technical consultant, we can help you improve your existing met accounting system, or establish a completely new system based on industry best practices and our extensive practical experience.
Met accounting is an integrated component of most efficient metallurgical plants. It provides valuable information about plant operations, recovery rates, plant mass balance and potential areas of material losses. SGS experts are senior metallurgists with extensive industry experience, who understand the complexities involved and will work with you to provide the procedures and technologies you need to define and track your processing circuit.
SGS ensures that your met accounting program monitors the key performance indicators (KPIs) that are crucial to your operation’s performance. Once your system is properly established and your overall metallurgical balance improved, you can expect many of the following benefits:
SGS’s met accounting experts start the process with a systematic metallurgical plant audit. It consists of a rigorous examination of all your met accounting systems to ensure all unit operations are effective and appropriate, including:
SGS will ensure that the sampling equipment and analytical procedures in your met accounting system are fit-for-purpose and easy to manage. Advanced mineralogical assessments are also available using our High Definition Mineralogy capabilities. This service provides you with statistically accurate mill mineralogy, alteration, and texture data suited to your specific ore type and process flowsheet.
The end product will be a system that provides all company stakeholders, including management, marketing, and production staff, with accurate data. SGS provides you with an unbiased, third-party perspective of industry best practices as your benchmark of excellence.