Iron Ore 2019 – Perth
22/07/2019 - 24/07/2019
Iron Ore 2019 is the latest in the well-established and very successful AusIMM international iron ore conference series and will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22-24 July 2019. The conference will once again cover the latest developments in the genesis, geology, exploration, mining and processing of iron ores, including new projects and market outlook. As on previous occasions, the conference is being jointly organised by the AusIMM and CSIRO. The theme of the conference is “Optimising Value”.
"When commodity prices were strong and rising, mining companies could afford minor inefficiencies in their plants. That is rarely the case in these days of lower-grade deposits, lower metal prices and economic pressure from every direction. “We have to do better with lower costs,” said Philip Thwaites, manager of process control for XPS Consulting & Testwork Services. “If you’re not efficient, you’re not going to be around. And our industry can be a lot more efficient.” According to Thwaites, measurement is the cornerstone of control and efficiency. “If you have a poor measurement, or no measurement, you can’t do good control,” he explained. But this is changing. More and more mining companies are conscious of improved measurements and endorsing control, automation and next-generation technologies. What is more, there has been significant progress in automated instruments recently. These measure crucial parameters in the processing circuit and equipment to allow operators to monitor and adjust process control as needed."
Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco, CIM, October 2015