The 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8) is being held in Perth, on 9-11 May 2017, and follows on from the previous successful conferences in the series held in Denmark, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Peru and France.
FLSmidth is proud to be the major sponsor of this industry-leading event.
The WCSB conferences are recognised as a premier forum for presenting a great variety of topics related to the practical and operational aspects of sampling. They are testimony to the need for ongoing scientific discussion on all issues related to sampling.
The success of the sampling conferences is, in part, due to sponsorship from those involved in the sampling industry. FLSmidth is committed to supporting the sampling fraternity through ongoing sponsorship of major sampling conferences. Essa Australia, and now FLSmidth, was a principal sponsor of the past four World Conferences on Sampling and Blending and also the major sponsor of the AusIMM's Sampling conferences in Perth.
We will be presenting a paper on large tonnage cutter spoons and hosting a delegate tour through the Perth Supercenter.
The Supercenter workshop and facilities tour will provide an opportunity for delegates to inspect a range of the Essa® sampling and laboratory equipment as well as any other FLSmidth mineral processing equipment that may be in various stages of fabrication or repair in our 10,000 m2 workshop.
This visit is a great opportunity for the delegates to talk to the people responsible for designing and engineering world class sampling solutions.
As the minerals industries are placing greater focus on productivity the importance of sampling is becoming even more real.
As Dr Ralph Holmes, from CSIRO Minerals Resources, states “despite the wealth of knowledge available on correct sampling principles and practice, it is surprising how little attention and resources are sometimes dedicated to extracting representative samples. Quite often, everyone appears satisfied as long as some material is collected and delivered to the laboratory for analysis. Yet, unless the samples are representative, the whole measurement process is flawed at the outset and no amount of re-analysis can fix the problem. Consequently, companies stand to lose millions of dollars in terms of poor investment decisions, wasted resources, poor plant performance, poor product quality and income from product sales.
Sampling, therefore, needs to be given the attention it deserves to ensure that the samples extracted are representative so that meaningful decisions can be made based on their analyses.”