Our team of operations specialists, process engineers, and design experts bring troubleshooting, turnaround, and optimization skills to projects, enhancing performance, reliability, and technology availability. These improvements have a cascading effect, enhancing the entire mineral processing operation.

With extensive experience as fabricators and technology integrators, our team has encountered diverse applications globally, enabling us to adhere to industry best practices and assist companies with debottlenecking exercises, circuit/equipment inspections, and implementation support (including design, supply, and installation/commissioning).

Competitive Advantage

Brownfields Audits & Optimization

We conduct audits through on-site inspections, remote analysis, and offsite reviews to optimize business operations. We evaluate existing equipment, suggesting upgrades where needed. Minor adjustments can yield significant benefits.

Thickener Performance Audits

Thickeners often operate below design parameters. Our onsite audits optimize feed solids concentration and equipment capabilities through tests like static and dynamic thickener tests. Detailed reports offer recommendations to meet process targets and enhance system reliability.

Filter Plant Debottlenecking

Solid-liquid separation can be unreliable due to insufficient materials characterization, leading to equipment operating below design parameters. We offer onsite audits including filtration membrane screening to enhance filtration efficiency and address these challenges effectively.

Screening Plant Debottlenecking

The widespread use of traditional screening technology often leads to neglect in maintenance, which have significant impacts to metals recovery. We improve efficiency and availability by implementing preventative maintenance plans, on-site inventory consignment, and strategic turn-around plans.

Service Highlights

Comprehensive review and evaluation of key performance indicators
Integrated systems approach to cause-and-effect analysis
Detailed recommendations for optimization of systems, processes, and equipment
Our leadership comes from a long history of solid-liquid separation design, supply, and brownfield optimization efforts throughout their careers
Access to an extensive data library and rich operating history
Extensive experience as fabricators and technology integrators

Our Process

Our projects evolve, enhancing our understanding, engineering precision, and cost accuracy. We guide clients through this journey, ensuring timely achievement of investment targets. Unlike traditional OEMs, we provide a dedicated contact for comprehensive support from start to finish.


CEC Icon Project Benchmarking

Utilizing a decade's worth of data from labs and operations, coupled with observational analysis, we've created an AI model. It rapidly evaluates material "filterability" by examining their physical, chemical, and mineralogical traits. This assists in predicting costs for different filtration methods, aiding early decision-making and validating engineering feasibility.


CEC Icon Bench-Scale Testwork

To optimize testwork accuracy and quality control, we've launched our subsidiary, Canadian Critical Minerals Research, conducting all bench-scale tests for clients. Our process involves collaboration between technicians and engineering staff to integrate learning outcomes into project stages. Unlike other OEMs divesting in-house labs, we're heavily investing in our 3,000 sq. ft. facility in Kamloops, BC, ensuring comprehensive services.


CEC Icon Conceptual Engineering and Process Flowsheet Development

We offer conceptual engineering services alongside initial testwork results to merge data into practical outcomes. Our process integrates sample data, mineral processing principles, and a mix of proprietary and standard equipment. These studies finalize major process elements, enabling estimation discipline.


CEC Icon Pilot-Plant Testwork

For complex projects, longer-term pilot-plant testwork may be necessary to validate data over time due to sample variability. Our facilities can handle large sample volumes and equipment for onsite pilot studies. We also provide containerized and mobile test rigs for global deployment to customer sites.


CEC Icon Front-End Engineering (FEED) and Detailed Engineering

Once the process flowsheet design is confirmed, we advance the project into a FEED study to improve estimate accuracy. This includes finalizing piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment lists, and specifications for vendor engagement and procurement. With in-house engineering expertise, we also collaborate with trusted third-party consultants as needed.


CEC Icon Project Execution & Construction

With vast experience in managing large-scale capital projects across remote areas, our team has successfully built plants in numerous countries. We handle all project execution functions, including procurement, logistics, quality assurance, and more. Our personalized project management services add significant value, with our team often acting as owner’s


CEC Icon Operational Readiness (OR)

Operational Readiness is crucial for seamless handover of information from engineering to operations. Our OR phase includes thorough HAZID/HAZOP analysis and collaboration with vendors, ensuring a well-prepared workforce for day-to-day operations.


CEC Icon Commissioning

Upon delivery, we inspect facilities for compliance and authorize equipment installation. We oversee construction verification and assist with assembly as per specs. The commissioning team supervises dry commissioning to detect issues. Wet commissioning follows, transitioning to live operations with slurry feed for filtration.


CEC Icon Operations

After reaching steady-state operations, we support clients through the post-commissioning phase, known as the "valley of death." Our commissioning team remains in operational support roles for the critical first hundred days, ensuring a smooth transition with maximum impact on return of capital.

Why Choose CEC Mining Systems?

Single Point of Contact

A single point of contact to supply full scope solutions through the project life-cycle.

Testing & Design Competency

Competency in the testing, design, and applications of traditional and novel technologies.

Strong Vendor Relationships

Effective working relationships with a diverse mix of vendors and sub-contractors to assemble the best project team.

Team Integration and Support

Integration within the end-user personnel and processes to ensure unified understanding of scope and responsibilities.

Agile Responsiveness

Highly agile responsiveness to end-user requirements.

Boutique Approach

A boutique approach to project delivery.

Startup and Commissioning

Extensive start-up and commissioning capabilities and experience in remote jurisdictions.