The Industrial Applications Laboratory contributes to the development and support of the mining industry through the conduct of projects and research related to the methods of on the processing, evaluation, and development of various raw minerals in the industrial and mining fields. In accordance with the 2030 Vision, the laboratory helps in providing opportunities for mining investments for discovered minable materials. One of the most important services provided by this SGS laboratory relates to the evaluation and treatment of raw mineral materials, such as the separation and the concentration of kaolin and feldspars, and the use of industrial wastes, such the dusts of cement factories applied to the manufacture of glass and ceramic glass. In addition to the study of the beneficial uses of effluent mining materials, such as mine and quarry waste materials and some natural rock materials, such as silica sands and granite and basalt rocks. The SGS laboratories are equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment that facilitate the production processes.

 

Thermal Tests

The laboratory is equipped to study the thermal behavior of melting mixed glasses and ceramic samples in special templates and can processed the samples thermally in special furnaces discovery and verify their industrial applications.

 

Thermal Furnaces

The laboratory maintains equipment for the thermal melting and the preparation of glass and ceramic samples.

Thermal furnace with heating capability of up to 1,600oC.

 

Thermal Furnace with a heating capacity of up to 1,300oC.

 

Differential Thermal Analyzer (DTA)

The DTA (Shimadzu DTG60) measures the weight changes, thermal stability, oxidations, glass transformations, transition temperatures, and crystallization behavior of samples.

Differential Thermal Analyzer (Shimadzu DTG60).

 

Dilatometer

Studies on the expansion and shrinkage properties of materials using controlled thermal process use the dilatometer (Netzsch DIL 402), which was installed in the laboratory.

Dilatometer DIL 402

 

Thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity

This laboratory machine measures the thermal conductivities and diffusivities of materials during heating process.

LFA 447 Nano Flash, NETZSCH.

 

TPS 2200, Hot Desk

Metal Processing

The laboratory is also capable in separating mineral and in concentrating raw materials for industrial and commercial applications.

 

Magnetic Separator

This machine can separate magnetic materials from non-magnetic (weak magnetic) via dry processing.

Magnetic Separator.

 

High intensity Magnetic Separator

This magnetic separator houses an adjustable magnetic range system that can separate materials based on their magnetic susceptibilities.

High intensity Magnetic Separator.

 

Hydrocyclone

The hydrocyclone, Mozley, can extract silica from clay samples.

Mozley hydrocyclone.


Pugger Mixer

The Peter Pugger VPM 9 mixes clay samples and transforms them into a variety of long shaped samples for color, thermal, and longitude experiments.

Pugger Mixer VPM-9.

 

Physical Tests

The laboratory tests rocks and industrial products for compliance with industrial quality standards.

 

Spectrophotometer ColorFlex

The ColorFlex spectrophotometer evaluates raw materials and products based on their color grades, brightness, and whiteness.

Spectrophotometer ColorFlex.

 

Vickers Hardness Tester

This machine determines the hardness of materials using the Vickers method via a diamond cutter.

Vickers Hardness Tester.

 

NOVA 2000

The NOVA 2000 measures the surface area of soft and rough powdered samples.

Quantachrome.

RheoLab QC viscometer

The Anton Paar RheoLab QC viscometer is used to measure the flux smoothing and deformation of clay samples.

Anton Paar RheoLab QC viscometer.

 

Ultrapycnometer 1000

This laboratory machine, Ultrapycnometer 1000, is used in the determination of the densities of hard samples

Ultrapycnometer 1000.

 

Services Provide by the Industrial Applications Laboratory

- Physical tests

  * Color and brightness

  * Bulk density

  * Surface area

  * Hardness

  * Viscosity

  * Evaluation of clay minerals

  * Methyl blue absorption

  * Pozzolanic properties

- Minerals processing

  * Sieving

  * Gold hound knelson

  * Magnetic separation

  * Attrition scrubbing

  * Separation by hydrocyclone

  * Froth flotation

- Thermal analyses and treatments

  * Melting

  * Heat treatment

  * Thermal expansion

  * Differential thermal analysis

  * Thermal conductivity