Piloting is often required by investors for a process that is not commercially proven or that is to be applied to a new feedstock. The overarching purpose is mitigation of scaleup risks. A pilot plant is neither a small-scale plant nor a large laboratory. It is a purpose-built operation designed to provide the required information.
Typical goals, among others, for piloting are to:
- Demonstrate the operability and performance of a process using representative feedstock, often ore, on a continuous basis.
- Gather engineering design and performance data for corrosion, liquid-solid separation, process conditions, etc.
- Make sufficient product(s) for evaluation by potential buyers.
Contact us to determine if Hazen can help you with your piloting needs.