Our approach to problem solving is consistent, but the result is customized products and applications because every mill is different.

The development and application of chemical technology over the last 20 years has been characterized by the promise for the improved performance and efficiency of the operating mill through great innovations. However, many promising programs to develop new reagents or to better apply current products have not been able to be translated to improvement in the plant.

It is recognized that this is a result in part to poor scale up methodologies. The development of a new concept from lab testing through plant testing to practice while coping with the complexities of the processes used in mineral beneficiation has proven to be very difficult.

How does Flottec do it?

Our approach begins with the strict adherence to a methodology that incorporates Six Sigma principles for defining and solving plat problems. We bring the best in experienced people, who combine the knowledge of the attributes of mining reagents with the know-how to best apply them in the operation of a mill. This expertise enables us to assist in determining the true problem and how to best use chemistry to get to a solution. We then use the right amount of well designed laboratory tests to gain empirical knowledge on the relationships between reagents, circuit conditions and operating parameters on flotation performance. The majority of the effort will then focus on the actual plant, using sound, statistically based testing (and good old fashioned metallurgical art) to understand the true causes and effects that changes in reagents, conditions, and operations have on the mineral flotation rates. Only when these effects are understood, can changes be incorporated athat will have the true effect of improving the long term performance of the mill. History has shown that every mine is unique and that an individualized metallurgical solution may be what is needed to perorm at optimal levels. Without a complete understanding of the total system, and the ability to provide custom formulated products, valid and lasting improvements are rare. As part of your integrated team, Flottec's capabilities will assist you in ...

Maximizing the value of flotation chemical technology.

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