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.


What is metallurgical accounting

  • Importance of metal accounting
  • The AMIRA P754 code
  • Life cycle of a metallurgical accounting system

Data generation and management

  • Introduction to measurement error
  • Sampling error
  • Data storage and information systeml

Data reconciliation for mineral and metallurgical processes

  • Data reconciliation by material balance: case study
  • Data reconciliation by material balance: theory
  • Granularity increase – Flowsheet
  • Granularity increase – Material model

Inventory tracking

  • Stock management and inventory estimation
  • Accounting constraints and inventory periodicity

Data validation

  • Data workflow and validation

Implementation in a metal accounting solution

  • Integration in the information system
  • Demonstration with a gold plant in our INVENTEO solution
  • Tips: main feedback from previous projects


  • Resources and further readings

Intended audience

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


  • Be involved/interested in material balance and metal accounting
  • 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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} 1,5 days

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

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Metallurgical accounting course is also proposed in intra-company mode. It could be run at a location that better suits you.
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