Maximizing precious metal productivity
Implementation of world class technology doubles productivity for precious metals producer.
Issue: When an existing precious metal producer hired a new metallurgist, he realized that there was a lot of opportunity for productivity improvement as precious metal prices increased and looked to Air Products for assistance.
Solution: Air Products knew that with the value of precious metals increasing, the economics of implementing our world class technology could increase the customer’s productivity and maximize their return. Our applications engineers devoted several months to educating our customer on potential process and technical improvements, including escorted trips to visit other sites utilizing these advanced practices and technologies. The customer embraced the recommendations and has doubled their productivity in the last year with just process improvements alone. Productivity is expected to further improve once the oxygen-based technology improvements are completed later this year.