Course: metallurgical accounting

Every mineral processing plant ranging from concentrators to smelters and hydrometallurgical refineries, has production reporting obligations. Among them, metal accounting requires to get a complete picture on plant performance. Learn in this metallurgical accounting course how to implement an accurate accounting system complying with the AMIRA code. Discover how to better manage the risks involved in your production. Time to investigate options to replace your current Excel based metal accounting system with a more robust database? 

Achieve operational excellence by performing metallurgical calculations

A metallurgical accounting system is the key tool for determining the real performance of concentrators, smelters and hydrometallurgical refineries. Such a system covers the full production process from the mine to the final product.

Learn in this course the main principles of a metal accounting system and the best practice recommended by the AMIRA P754 code. Discover a practical approach for the implementation of a complete metallurgical technical and financing system from the data acquisition and the determination of measurement errors to the different options for stocks determination.

Intended audience

  •  Process and production engineers
  • Financial managers
  • Laboratory managers
  • Quality controllers


  • Computing: use of spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel
  • Be involved/interested in material balance and metal accounting

Why metallurgical accounting?

The AMIRA code and its consequences

Definitions and theory

  • Data reconciliation by material balance
  • Granularity
  • Periodicity and scenarios
  • Data workflow and validation

Practical implementation

  • Life cycle of a metal accounting system
  • Measurement and data management
  • Data storage and inventory
  • Improvement of granularity

Some implementation cases with INVENTEO metallurgical accounting software

  • Critical case of smelters
  • Mine to mill
  • Aluminum refinery
  • Discover the main features of a metal accounting system through practical examples
  • Review all the steps required for implementing a full system
  • Training is based on documents given to the trainees


  • Approach based on real cases
  • Training in French or English 

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Soon available self-paced online for individuals 

} 1,5 days

v English or French

2430 € (excl. taxes) / team
     (max 5 people)


CASPEO center – Orléans (France)



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Metallurgical accounting course is also proposed in intra-company mode.
It can be customized to your needs and your specific problems.

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