The laboratory conducts quality assurance checks, which cover the entire zinc refining process from incoming zinc concentrate right through to the final outgoing zinc product. In addition, we have an overall quality assurance program that includes:
- Documented preventative maintenance of instruments
- Periodic calibration of balances
- Periodic analysis of standard reference material
- Periodic participation in proficiency testing programs
- Periodic analysis of replicates and spikes
The purpose of this program is to provide quality assurance to our customers. This is achieved by helping all our process departments to maintain effective quality control systems, identify and correct problems before they occur, and if possible to determine in advance potential problem areas and institute measures for their resolution.
Our analysts focus on generating the appropriate data required to ensure our process flows correctly and our customers can be assured of 'getting what they paid for'.
Since commencement of production at Sun Metals the Technical Department has assisted in the attainment of London Metal Exchange (LME) registration for Special High Grade Zinc Ingot.
Sun Metals is AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management System certified.