Eriez maintains an assortment of bench and pilot-scale equipment for both laboratory and in-field evaluations. EFD conducts on-site testing for clients at its Central Test Lab (CTL) which is located within its plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, US.
EFD can test and provide detailed process analysis and state-of-the-art solutions for nearly any application. In addition to testing, technical services are performed by a large team of mineral processing engineers. EFD’s team is available to evaluate process flowsheets and conduct field trials and start-ups.
Eriez’s on-site testing services provide quantitative data generated on a demonstration scale in the plant environment. EFD also excels at improving plant performance by conducting thorough circuit evaluations, determining optimum operating conditions and finding solutions for common problems.
While Eriez has consistently maintained a broad range of test equipment, the company made significant investments recently to further extend its in-house analytical capabilities and meet growing demand. In addition to flotation equipment, CTL houses all of Eriez’ core products - such as magnets, vibratory, screening, metal detection and filtration equipment - as well as an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analytical machine and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) for assay determination. This allows Eriez to conduct in-house metallurgical control analyses to allow for faster turnaround for its customers.
Eric Yan, deputy managing director at EFD, said: “The past year has been full of great opportunities and growth for testing services. We have been working on several large-scale flowsheet development projects for clients in phosphate, potash and sulphide mineral industries. We also have some exciting processes which allow our clients to recover their waste streams. We look forward to continuing to expand and advance our testing services offerings to support our valued customers.”