Tailings Lab and Pilot Testing Services

  • Pilot scale thickening (including paste) – 3 x thickeners available including a 0.9m diameter Delkor Paste Thickener
  • Filtration testing in association with leading international industry vendors – Delkor, Outotec and FLSmidth
  • Tailings characterisation testing: Sedimentation behaviour – Flocculant screening – Water liberation potential (drainage and supernatant) – Consolidation and permeability – Densification of tailings (initial conditions to final drying) – Rheology
  • Beach slope deposition trials (McPhail and specialist methods)
  • Layer thickness behaviour deposition trials
  • Automated settling tests with SedScan® – www.sedscan.com
  • Wind Tunnel Tests
  • Pumping and transportation in association with leading international industry consultants – Paterson & Cooke Chile

Tailings Engineering Services:

  • Tailings dam design (scoping through to final design)
  • QA/QC and construction management
  • Tailings management and optimisation
  • Onsite tailings operational training