Laboratory contract

Automated laboratory leader FLSmidth has had its Operate and Maintain (O&M) contract at the Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal on South Africa’s west coast renewed for another three years.
The company has successfully operated the quality control laboratory at Saldanha which is Africa’s largest iron ore export facility, for the past
eight years according to Martin Matthysen, Director, SPA (sampling, preparation and analysis), Sub Saharan African and Middle East at
FLSmidth. “An average of approximately 8 500 tonnes of iron ore per
hour pass by conveyor from the rail head to the ship during loading,” says Martin.
“Our automated laboratory located above the conveyor must sample and test from this ore stream, delivering accurate and precise data
timeously to stakeholders.” It is the only laboratory with ISO 17025 accreditation for the iron ore sector, complying with standards ISO 9516 for chemical analysis, ISO 4701 for particle size determination, ISO 3087 for moisture analysis, ISO 11536 for loss of ignition analysis and ISO3082 for sampling.
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