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Mineral PT Schemes

[Mineral PT Schemes]

EPTIS factsheet 432591 | Last revision 2017-11-08 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts432591 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts432591

PT provider
PT provider Qotho Laboratory Services Qotho Laboratory Services
Based in South Africa
Language(s) English
Remarks Utilising Qotho’s PT Schemes eliminates the need for in-house laboratories to plan, organise and execute their own schemes. Additionally, samples utilised are typical of those tested by laboratories on a daily basis, therefore replicating the laboratories’ daily testing work on samples received by customers. However, most advantageous is that Qotho is an independent service provider and therefore, utilising our services provides no opportunity for biased interpretation of results sometimes experienced through in-house operated schemes. Our PT Schemes are run using standardised method preparation of samples in accordance with ISO standards, and as a provider with SANAS ISO/IEC 17043 Accreditation, compliance with the requirements of this standard is objectively demonstrated.
Keywords
Product groups Laboratory / scientific equipment
Metals
Minerals
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Geology
Materials evaluation
Metallography
Sampling
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Chrome Ore / Conc / Slag / Metal User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Nickel Lower Grade Ore / Conc User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Manganese Low Grade / High Grade / Alloy / Slag User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Iron High Grade / Exploration User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Platinum Ore / Conc User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Copper ore and concentrates Conc / Ore / Tails User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Copper Cathode Cathode / Anode Slimes User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Cobalt Conc User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Gold Low Grade / High Grade User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Smelter Reductants Smelter Reductant User Specified - Quantitative and Closed Schemes
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants National and International Mining and Mineral Laboratories www.qotho.co.za
Linked to specific legislation / standards ISO17025 / ISO17043 / ISO17034
Additional, subsidiary aims characterisation of reference materials and validation of testing methods and also Qotho is an independent service provider and therefore, utilising our services provides no opportunity for biased interpretation of results sometimes experienced through in-house operated schemes
Number of participants min 10 per round. some schemes have up to 40.
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by SANAS on the basis of ISO17043

No

Operation is commissioned / requested by No
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Various
Regularly operated Yes (Every 2 months)
Year of first operation 2013
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Qotho Laboratory Services
Electron Close
Kya Sands
South Africa

Phone: +27 11 708 2373
Fax:
Web: http://www.qotho.co.za http://www.qotho.co.za
Mr Nhlanhla Mamba
Phone: +27 11 708 2373
Fax:
Email: lucky@qotho.co.za lucky@qotho.co.za
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in South Africa, Mr Donald Masuku. Mr Donald Masuku.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21