mine materials laboratory testing

Specializing in Mechanistic Characterization for Mine Materials

PSI’s team of material specialists works alongside miners to develop new materials to improve operations, tailings management, and structural support. With a commitment to technical innovation, we utilize existing on-site materials to improve mine structural conditions. Our lab can test and design customized solutions to resolve water inflow and ground support challenges. We evaluate the fundamental physical and chemical properties of tailings, locally available materials, along with various additives to find the right solution for our clients.

PSI’s central laboratory is certified by the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories in several test procedures and is staffed by full-time, certified technicians. We also offer fully equipped mobile labs to conduct on-site field testing of materials for quality control and quality assurance during delivery.


Our Strengths

  • Mechanistic Continuum Characterization
  • Fracture Characterization
  • Diverse Mine Materials
  • Tailings Systems
  • Multiscale Materials Testing
  • Thermo-Mechanical Materials