Pilot Plant Services

Blue Coast Research operates a continuous grinding, flotation and dewatering pilot plant capable of processing up to 300kg/hr of crushed material (nominally 100% passing 3.35mm). The pilot plant can be operated either at our facility in Parksville, BC or at our client’s location anywhere in the world, owing to the containerised configuration of the plant. The pilot plant consists of the following unit pieces of equipment which can be configured to simulate a wide range of process flowsheets and mineral applications:

  • Primary Mill
  • Regrind Mill
  • Rougher Flotation Cells
  • Cleaner Flotation Cells
  • Flotation Columns
  • Tailings and Concentrate Thickeners
  • Concentrate Filtration

Analytical support is provided by Blue Coast’s in house assay laboratory capable of providing rapid analysis of pilot plant production samples. Grab samples can be turned around within an hour of the sample being taken and full metallurgical production balances are generally retuned within 24 hours which provides our metallurgical personnel with the ability to continually optimise process performance.

If you are interested in learning more about our pilot plant services, please contact either:

Dave.middleditch@bluecoastresearch.ca or Andrew.kelly@bluecoastresearch.ca