Canadian Mining Journal


FLOTATION: Eriez continues to advance testing services

DELTA, B.C. – Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) continues to make investments in equipment and resources to advance and expand its testing services to meet growing demand. With more than 1,400 sq. metres of dedicated laboratory space and an array of lab and pilot equipment, EFD has the capability to test and provide detailed analysis and state-of-the-art solutions for nearly any minerals processing application.

Eriez’s generous lab space has expanded testing capabilities for quick turn-around time.

The company’s Central Test Lab (CTL), located in Erie, Penn., houses a vast assortment of bench and pilot scale flotation laboratory equipment as well as products from the company’s magnetic, vibratory and metal detection lines. With additional analytical capabilities – including an XRF (x-ray fluorescence), ICP (inductively coupled plasma) and sulphur analyzer – EFD can quickly conduct in-house assays and improve turnaround time on testing.

Typical tests range from exploratory batch testing to the evaluation of multi-stage flotation circuits. Testing includes bench-top flotation testing, batch and continuous milling (ball or rod), hydraulic classification, steady state column flotation testing and high and low gradient magnetic separation. The EFD team also provides in-field evaluations.

“Our staff, which includes more than 15 highly educated mineral processing engineers, excels at improving plant performance by conducting thorough circuit evaluations, determining optimum operating conditions and finding solutions,” says Eric Yan, EFD deputy managing director. According to Yan, recent notable work includes large-scale flowsheet development projects for clients in phosphate, potash and sulphide mineral industries.

Customers who wish to learn more or submit samples for testing should contact EFD or go to To meet with EFD personnel at an upcoming 2018 trade show, visit the team at PDAC booth 6302N.