FLSmidth renews quality control deal

FLSmidth & Co had its operate and maintain (O&M) contract at the Saldanha iron ore terminal on South Africa’s west coast renewed for another three years.
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Iron ore laboratory at Saldanha port

The company has been running the automated quality control laboratory at Saldanha for eight years.

The automated system installed by FLSmidth for Anglo American's Kumba Iron Ore takes a representative sample of the ore and processes it through the laboratory with minimal human intervention.

Samples are taken during loading, when on average 8,500 tonnes of iron ore per hour pass by conveyor from the rail head to the ship. 

The company said the Saldanha system is the only laboratory with ISO 17025 accreditation for the iron ore sector, complying with standards ISO 9516 for chemical analysis, ISO 4701 for particle size determination, ISO 3087 for moisture analysis, ISO 11536 for loss of ignition analysis and ISO3082 for sampling.

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