It starts with McLanahan’s team of process engineers visiting your site to perform an audit of the plant, review your application needs and understand your operation. They’ll look at feed and product streams, collect and analyze samples, and determine the flow rate, tons per hour, gradations, etc., as well as analyze waste streams to determine if any valuable material is being lost. McLanahan is also able to bring lab-scale versions on-site to perform even more extensive testing for certain applications when needed.
With the information gathered from this audit, McLanahan can provide you with a full mass balance report comparing the theoretical efficiency of the equipment to the observed efficiency of the equipment as gathered from the audit. The report will point out exactly where your plant is falling behind, as well as detail the improvements you can make in your plant to achieve your desired product and output.
These improvements can be as simple as refining your maintenance routine to get the most out of your equipment, adding supplementary equipment to the plant or switching technology altogether. Whichever improvement is recommended, McLanahan will offer multiple options so that you can maximize the amount of profitable product you make and minimize the amount that goes out the back door at a capital expense that fits your budget.