Training & Workshops

Many possible improvements are obscured by day-to-day business – while many undreamed-of potentials lie in new operational approaches. As one factor for success, competence and human learning is at the centre. SIX-S offers training and workshops for central competence outreach.

SIX-S’ pursuit of thought leadership and the development of solutions for clients is also based on continuous learning.

Experience in the professional and effective development of projects in the field of sensor-based ore sorting and the investment of appropriate resources are at the core of SIX-S’ trainings, but also extend to topics in general processing and mining technology, ideation and project management.

For this purpose, target group-specific formats are offered in desired scales, ranging from single hour up to week-long intensive courses. SIX-S targets:

  • Decision-makers
  • Technical project teams
  • Students
  • Public institutions

The courses are presented by world leading experts and are either live on-site or via video events.

Sensor-based ore sorting project development 2-days

The event includes two days of comprehensive training on the basics of the technology and project development. Aspects of plant planning and operation are also covered.

The course objective:
To explain the principles of sensor-based ore sorting and its implementation in industry processes and to present selection of suitable sensor types for pre-concentration of minerals in different ore types.

For whom:
This course is aimed at all personal involved with sensor-based ore sorting:

  • Decision makers
  • Project managers
  • Geologists
  • Process engineers

Theory and Practice of Sampling of Heterogeneous Materials & Processes (TOS), 3-days

“Anybody can learn how to do representative sampling, anywhere” – (3-day comprehensive course; abbreviated introductory formats available for 1, or 2 days)

Course objective:
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of sampling (TOS) for both steady-state and dynamic lots (process sampling). TOS is presented as a framework of six basic principles (GP) and four sampling procedures (SUO) to ensure representative samples and analytical results in science, industry, society, business and regulatory monitoring. The aim is to enable all participants to design, implement and use only representative procedures and equipment.

The principles of TOS are generic and apply to the sampling of all materials and lot types, in all locations and at all scales. TOS provides the technical expertise to identify faulty, inefficient or suboptimal sampling procedures and equipment and provides the necessary tools for rational countermeasures. Sampling bias is fundamentally different from analytical bias, which defeats all attempts at “bias correction”. Instead TOS provides practical ways to achieve “sampling correctness” (unbiasedness) by informed design and application to the generic representative sampling process.

For whom:
This course is aimed at all personal involved with sampling:

  • scientists
  • process engineers
  • process operators
  • process technicians
  • quality officers
  • Personal- including personnel with responsibility for all splitting, sub-sampling and sample preparation in the laboratory
  • Management

Course deliverables:
The course provides a comprehensive insight into ensuring representativeness of all primary sampling, subsequent sub-sampling (splitting) and sample preparation before the analysis can be documented as representative (procedures, equipment, maintenance). A special focus of the course is on setting up experimental evaluation procedures to characterise lot heterogeneity (replication experiments and variographic experiments) and on the use of variographic analysis for process understanding and validation of process measurement systems.