Introduction to Tailpro Consulting
Tailpro Consulting was developed to provide a wide variation of specialist tailings testing solutions to the global mining industry, on both a laboratory and industry scale. Through the experience of the founding partners, both in the physical testing of tailings and operation of pilot and full scale processing plants, a testing service to define design and operational parameters for tailings handling and storage can be provided to clients.
Tailpro Consulting is operated by specialist engineers and leading industry consultants who understand the importance of defining tailings properties which are naturally unique to every independent mining and processing operation. In addition, changing the final solids concentration of the deposited tailings can influence many operational based parameters, all of which can be analysed through laboratory and pilot trial programmes.
Through the experience of the consultants, data can be reviewed in-house for verification purposes during testing campaigns. Results can be presented with engineering interpretation or alternatively as raw data for those clients who prefer to retain their own design based consultants.
Modifications to SedScan® to produce a Rev2 more adaptable to tailings sedimentation tests.
New programmes developed to characterise satellite data and layer management/interpretation to assist tailings management.
Partnership with SedScan® and equipment development to provide electronic settling tests of tailings using adaptation to SedScan® equipment.
Partnership with Dustscan UK to provide laboratory testing and field services relating to dust monitoring and characterisation.
Industrial partnership with Aminpro laboratory services in Peru formed.
Remote sensing applications developed.
Development of specialist tailings services to characterise tailings once deposited in its final location.
Chile office opened in Las Condes.
Development and integration to the market of small flume trials with SLR Consulting.
Partnership with Paterson & Cooke formed for dynamic thickening services and tailings transportation tests.
Investment in the construction of a pilot plant and partnership with Delkor (Tenova) for pilot thickening services using their equipment and expertise.
Integration with SLR Consulting for the development of tailings deposition tests of various scales.
Tailpro Consulting was finally formed as a stand-alone company by the holding partners. Small specialist lab testing services such as rheology, settling tests and geotecnical tests were first introduced.
Industrial partnership with Aminpro laboratory services in Chile formed.