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| By Gerald Ondrey

Metallurgical sampler for production predictability

The Linear Metallurgical Sampler (LMS; photo) enables the measurement of material balances, as well as reporting to investors and other stakeholders in compliance with AMIRA P754 and other sampling standards. The solution enables integration with the company’s Courier online analyzers to further improve process control. The LMS incorporates functions to monitor both sampling integrity and sample quality. Its self-diagnostic and self-cleaning systems ensures representative metallurgical samples for improved process audits and production transparency. Maintenance personnel can use self-diagnostics and reporting data to enhance predictive maintenance and spares-management strategies, says the company. Integration of online analyzers will enable different types of sampling data to be combined for production analysis purposes. By combining process history data with different process scenarios, the process control philosophy can be quickly adapted according to the ore type being processed, for instance. This enables improvement of production predictability and control of metallurgical mass balance. — Metso Outotec Corp., Helsinki, Finland