Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) says it continues to make investments in equipment and resources to advance and expand its testing services to meet growing demand. With more than 15,000 square feet of dedicated laboratory space and an array of lab and pilot equipment, EFD has the capability to test and provide detailed analysis and state-of-the-art solutions for nearly any minerals processing application.
The company’s Central Test Lab (CTL), located in Erie, Pennsylvania, houses a vast assortment of bench and pilot scale flotation laboratory equipment as well as products from the company’s magnetic, vibratory and metal detection lines. With additional analytical capabilities–including an XRF (x-ray fluorescence), ICP (inductively coupled plasma) and sulfur analyser–EFD can quickly conduct in-house assays and improve turnaround time on testing.
Typical tests range from exploratory batch testing to the evaluation of multi-stage flotation circuits. Testing includes bench-top flotation testing, batch and continuous milling (ball, rod), hydraulic classification, steady state column flotation testing and high and low gradient magnetic separation. The EFD team also provides in-field evaluations.
“Our staff, which includes more than 15 highly educated mineral processing engineers, excels at improving plant performance by conducting thorough circuit evaluations, determining optimum operating conditions and finding solutions,” says Eric Yan, EFD Deputy Managing Director. According to Yan, recent notable work includes large-scale flow sheet development projects for clients in phosphate, potash and sulfide mineral industries.