Metso Outotec Consolidates Mineral Testing Services
Metso Outotec Corporation announced at the end of August it has consolidated its minerals testing services in the United States into a single 5,500-square-meter facility located in York, Pennsylvania. The test center capabilities will be continuously developed with the goal of covering the full minerals value chain to support the mining industry worldwide.
“The volume of testing activity has increased significantly during the last year,” explained Alan Boylston, director of process engineering at Metso Outotec. “With more space and operations in one place, we can do a lot more linked and pilot-scale testing. The test center in York specializes in standard and proprietary grinding tests in both laboratory and pilot scale, focusing also on grinding R&D in close co-operation with our office in York. The addition of pyro testing capabilities allows us to run calcining, induration and drying tests, too. Currently, we are also building new capabilities for bench and laboratory scale thickening and filtration tests.”
The Metso Outotec global network of minerals test facilities includes main test centers in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Finland and Australia.