LFM Moisture Analyser operating at Yandi Mine, Western Australia.
Online analysis and control
CSIRO Process Science and Engineering works closely with industry to develop online tools and techniques that provide improved measurement and control of processes.
3 March 2010 | Updated 24 September 2012
The online analysis and control team is a world leader in the development of online measurement technologies applicable to the mining, mineral processing and security industries.
The team has decades of experience in developing new analysers from concept through to commercial systems.
The analysis and measurement needs of today's industrial operators are often specialised and difficult to meet with existing technologies.
CSIRO has decades of experience in a diverse range of measurement techniques including:
- radio frequency technologies.
Using these technologies researchers have the capability to examine ore properties such as:
- particle characterisation.
Develop, install, calibrate
For each individual application we have the expertise to develop, manufacture, install and calibrate online instruments.
Online instruments developed, field tested and installed directly by CSIRO include:
- LFM moisture analysers
- UltraPS slurry particle size analyser
- Air Cargo Scanner.
Techniques under development by CSIRO include:
- energy-dispersive XRD for in stream mineralogy
- laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for elemental analysis
- magnetic resonance for in-stream mineralogy and security applications
- acoustic emission for process monitoring
- materials imaging.