Technical Site Survey.

In Depth

Helping customers meet challenges.

Although important data is collated by the commercial team and reviewed by our Technical Service Department during the process of formulating the commercial proposal, once a project is awarded it is essential that an in-depth Technical Survey is completed by Technical Services Management.

An effective survey offers unprecedented gains for clients working in the process industries, examples being; the project duration, improved site safety and optimising efficiency. PGM Technologies site services are an integral link in managing the life cycle of a project from concept through to completion.

The survey in principal will determine the timeline for equipment arriving onsite, orientation of site equipment within easy access to essential site services and any site or operational restrictions that could impact on the successful execution of the works being undertaken.

During the site survey all technical related drawings are reviewed with the site project lead and their maintenance engineers to ensure project preparation and safeguards are addressed, such as, entry and egress for all components treated, permitting and what support and equipment is required from the site. A major discussion point of course is a detailed review of the scope of works, scheduling for the release of component and the timeframe to which our team must work. All of these factors are integral to the viability of any programme of works scheduling.

Time Management – Ensuring Safe Working Practice.

PGM Technology Team – all employee undergoes basic training in site safety and with this hold “Passport to Safety” accreditations, the Site Operations Team complete extensive training in specialist fields, these include but not exclusive to, Confined Space Training, Hydroblasting, Working at Heights and Leading Teams Safely. The specific scope of works will ultimately determine the selection process of the team assigned to each project.

Safety is our primary focus, PGM Technologies have a duty and moral responsibility to look after the employee’s protection and the protection of those working around us. Therefore, the Site Induction is a vital part of the HSE safeguard respected and which we ensure work in synergy with the stringent guidelines enforced by PGM Technologies to all their employees.

Asset recovery and security.

The recovery of spent precious metals is a valuable commodity and should be respected as such throughout the execution of the project. The Site surveyor will establish the recovery protocol which will form part of the site operations. This protocol will protect metals recovered and ensure data collated is without compromise, this data being instrumental to evaluating project value and viability.

Recovered PGM bearing residues are sealed and follow a specific established protocol, such recovered materials are signed over to the responsible appointed Plant Project Lead until such time the scheduled shipment for pre-refining is carried out.

PGM Technologies offer our clients a full circular solutions service for the recovery of precious metals, this starting from, technical project assessment, commercial offer, technical plant cleaning, global logistics and authorised waste movement through to refining. With this using the scope of works and commercial proposal our surveyor will liaise with the Project Lead onsite and our Global Logistics Division to ensure all notifications are in place and delays in the process and refining route are avoided.


As with all well executed projects the success is in the detail, this is why there must be clear lines of communication and understanding between the “Service Provider” PGM Technologies, and the “Customer” Plant Operations.

These versatile and bespoke Management Services are available to many industries using precious metals catalyst during production and those seeking improved plant efficiency through technical plant cleaning:

Migration of Platinum Group Metals – Nitric Acid
Chemical Cleaning for PGM Oxide Removal
Hydroblasting for PGM Oxides Removal
Destructive Processing for PGM Oxide Removal
Purchase of Plants and Components
Global Logistics & Compliance