Process Control

Process Control Solutions

XPS Process Control is a specialist group providing key support to several global operations. We provide technical expertise for instrumentation and process control solutions in mining, mineral and metallurgical processes.

 

We leverage existing control and process assets providing value and identify opportunities for further value creation.

 

Our skills set covers:

  • Instrumentation & Monitoring
  • Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Hydrometallurgical and Pyrometallurgical Processes
  • Control Engineering, & Advanced Control, Modelling (including PCA/PLS for failure/fault detection)
  • Alarm System Analysis and Rationalisation
  • Training and Skills Development, for example at your Site, Plant 

 

This expertise allows us to better understand mining, mineral and metallurgical processes for robust process control solutions. Our client-focused outcomes are: ‘Operational Performance Excellence’ using best practices. The solutions provided are based upon solid control engineering practice and extensive operating experience from Glencore operations.

 

We offer clients a range of services, products including:

  • Underground Mobile Equipment Monitoring & Data Management
  • Flotation Level Measurement - XPSFloat Product
  • Flotation Level and Reagent Control 'Best Practices' (XPS)
  • Alarm Rationalisation & Improvement
  • Process, Process Control Design and Commissioning
  • Control Auditing, Review
  • Control Loop Tuning & Optimisation
  • Grinding Circuit Control
  • Dealing with Slow Process Response
  • Furnace (Integrity) Monitoring and Failure, Fault Detection
  • Off-gas System Controls
  • Process Control Consulting and Best Practices Training  

 

We complement your existing resources on projects requiring process control to deliver practical and robust solutions. Our method and approach is plant proven, Glencore operations proven.

Brochures

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Advanced Controls Download
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Alarm Rationalisation and Improvement Download
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CIM Distinguished Lecture - Process Control, Automation, Performance Excellence Abstract: Download
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Control Loop Tuning & Optimisation Download
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Dealing with Slow Process Response, Dead Time Download
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Furnace Monitoring and Control - Furnace Integrity Patent CA 2469975 Download
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Introduction to Process Control - Site Process Control Training Course Download
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Introduction to Process Control by XPS and Summa Control Solutions Download
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Milling Flotation Level and Reagent Control Best Practices Download
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Milling Grinding Circuit Controls Download
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Operation & Maintenance of Industrial Pumps Training Course - Spring 2015 Download
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Plant and Process Control System Audit, Review Download
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Plant, Process, Process Control Design and Commissioning Download
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Smelting Furnace Integrity Monitoring and Failure Fault Detection Download
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Smelter Off-Gas Systems Control Download
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Underground Mining Mobile Equipment Monitoring Download
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XPSFloat Flotation Level Product Download
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XPS Plant Support - Independent Consulting and Support Services for the Global Mining Industry Download
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XPS Process Control Download
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XPS Process Control Group Brochure Highlights Process Control Capabilities and Services Download
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XPS Process Plant Metallurgical Accounting Download
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Publications

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12th AusIMM Mill Ops 2014 Conference Keynote Speakers: Tom Hunter, Tim Napier-Munn, Philip Thwaites Download
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12th AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference - Keynote Paper - Manual Control, Process Automation or Operational Performance Excellence? What is the Difference? (Paper Submission) Download
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An Overview Summary - CIM DL - Manual Control, Process Automation ... Download
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Application of Wireless Load Cell with Failure Analysis for Rod Mill Liner Bolt Breakage, by Naseeb Adnan Download
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CIM DL & CMP 2013 2nd Plenary Lecture - Manual Control, Process Automation - or Operational Performance Excellence? What is the Difference, by P. Thwaites Download
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CIM DL Interview - Time to take control - P.Thwaites CIM Dec. 2012 Download
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CIM Magazine - Technology; Assaying and Testing; An Untapped Opportunity: Cross Belt Analyzers .... by Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco. (Featuring comments by XPS). Nov. 2015 Download
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CIM Magazine - Technology; Process Monitoring; A measure of control: Better instruments and a drive for efficiency are making big changes .... by Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco. (Featuring XPSFloat & comment Download
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CIM Magazine upfront TECHNOLOGY - Who you gonna call? The Difference between Process Control, Instrumentation and Control Systems Expertise Download
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COM 2014 Keynote and CIM Distinguished Lecture - Manual Control, Process Automation - or Operational Performance Excellence? What is the Difference? By P. Thwaites Download
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Professional Development Training, Organized by XPS Process Control Download
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RFID Based Location Tracking in an Underground Mine, by R. Bose - XPS Bulletin Issue 14, Summer 2015, Pages 8 & 9 Download
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System and Method for Furnace Monitoring and Control - Furnace Integrity with Multivariate Statistical Tools Download
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XPS News Release - May 2012 - Making a Difference in Our Industry - XPS (PT) Honoured at CIM AGM Download
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XPS (Glencore) Process Control Group Publications - as of Sept. 2014 Download
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Presentations

Phil Thwaites
Consultant
Process Control Group
Phone: +1 705 699 3400 ext. 3463
send email (to Group) or send email (PT)

 

"It was a pleasure to meet you (prior to your keynote at the 12thAusIMM Mill Operators Conference 2014) – at the JKMRC, Brisbane. I doubt there is anyone with your sustained process control experience and hard won knowledge of real world applications. Alban (Lynch) is very impressed, not an easy outcome."

— Don McKee Founding Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute, Australia.