Eriez® has recently completed the construction and commissioning of a new state-of-the-art fire assay laboratory to support flotation testing at its world headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania. This new facility includes all required equipment for fusion, cupellation, parting, weighing, and assaying, as well as innovative systems to enhance worker safety and environmental compliance.
The new fire assay laboratory
According to Eriez, the new fire assay laboratory will enable full execution of all aspects of precious metals flotation projects, with next-day assays available to guide flotation investigations. Dohm says, “This will allow our team of flotation experts to complete projects under a tight deadline without risking delays from external commercial laboratories.”
Eriez’ in-house analytical capabilities also include x-ray fluorescence (XRF), inductively coupled plasma (ICP), atomic absorption (AA), combustion furnace (sulfur), and particle size by laser diffraction. Dohm says, “Our full-service metallurgical and analytical laboratory facilitates strong customer partnerships, from initial flowsheet development at pre-feasibility stages through troubleshooting and optimization of existing mill circuits.”