In December 2022 Institute TOMS successfully proved its expertise for compliance with requirements GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2019 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”
Udokan Copper company addressed a Letter of Appreciation to Institute TOMS to thank them for proper and timely completion of the complex pre-design and design works
Through 2020 to 2022 within the framework of five separate contracts Institute TOMS successfully completed design works for Bystrinskoye mining company (GRK Bystrinskoye)
An official ceremony marking the commissioning of a concentrate beneficiation facility took place on the 17th of November 2022 at the Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK (Metalloinvest). Construction of the new beneficiation facility was fulfilled based on the process design criteria and engineering design developed by Institute TOMS.
In November 2022, a positive appraisal report of the Federal autonomous institution “Main Department of State Expertise” was received for the project “Lebedinsky GOK, JSC. Processing plant. Flotation Complex”
Professional exchange and ongoing cooperation between TOMS and KÖPPERN in the field of iron ore concentrate re-grinding with HPGR
Since 2015, Institute TOMS has worked in close cooperation with the German HPGR manufacturer Köppern and operated a testing facility for HPGR grinding. This test facility is unique in the CIS and allows both Institute Toms and Köppern to test, develop and advance new technologies for ore processing. In March 2020, engineers of Institute Toms and Köppern met in Irkutsk to exchange about the challenges in iron ore concentrate re-grinding with HPGR and to perform a collaborative test work series on iron ore concentrate.
Due to their fine particle size and high moisture contents, iron ore concentrates present special challenges for a re-grinding process with help of HPGR. The HPGR is very well suited for an application on iron ore concentrate re-grinding. By re-grinding in the HPGR, the specific surface increases and the iron ore concentrate becomes more homogeneous compared to iron ore concentrates from “classical” ball mill grinding processes. As a result, the downstream pelletizing process is more uniform. The quality of the pellets increases, while the specific energy requirement for the pelletizing process decreases.
During the workshop and the test work Institute Toms and Köppern exchanged their experiences and knowledge on the field of iron ore concentrate processing and unified their high testing standards for iron ore concentrate re-grinding including all necessary material preparation and analysis procedures. This ensures that the quality of the tests is consistent and meets the high standards of both companies, regardless of whether the tests are carried out in Germany or in Russia.
With this workshop, both companies continue strengthening the cooperation and their position of being "knowledge leaders and leading technology suppliers" for the iron ore industry in the CIS states and worldwide.