Proven proficiency benefits operations

Globally, low commodity prices are putting pressure on mining companies to ensure that all aspects of their operations are performed at the highest standard possible, including the proficiency of their laboratories, says support services provider to laboratories in the mining sector Qotho Laboratory Services MD Dr Hannelie de Beer.  


Tramecon is a turnkey laboratory solutions provider, servicing mining projects worldwide from its wholly owned Randburg facility, comprising two mini factories covering 400 m2.

Multimillion-rand lab installed in the DRC

Johannesburg-based mining laboratory services provider Tramecon in October completed the installation of a multimillionrand container laboratory at midtier diversified miner Metorex’s Kinsenda underground copper mine, located in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tramecon MD Dr Hannelie de Beer tells Mining Weekly.      

ISO 17034 Recommended

Qotho has been recommended for our ISO 17034 Accreditation with SANAS In the analytical chemistry field, certified reference materials are used as standards that are inserted as blind samples within a batch of samples during analysis. The purpose could be for validating analytical measurement methods as well as to calibrate analytical instruments etc. These standards