PalsaCenter was opened for customers in June 2016, in Veitsiluoto Kemi, offering modern core logging facilities (2 rooms with core tables) and storage space. Low-risk sample storage combined with the possibility to study the samples is one of the most popular services. Customers have the option to come and log the samples themselves or get it as a service from Palsatech.
“Sample storage means that the customers have no need to rent their own facilities for storage, we take care of them. Some of our clients have used the service in the initial stage when the running costs have to be kept low before the project has advanced to a higher level. There are also clients that use just our storage to be able to concentrate in more important tasks without worrying about the facilities and storage space”, says CEO Mika Alasuutari.
At the moment there are more than 2700 pallets of core, pulp and ampoule samples stored in PalsaCenter.
Since 2016, Palsatech Ltd. has been designing and implementing a new generation of drill core logging table modules. The design of the tables is the company's own production, manufacturing is partly implemented under subcontracting.
"I have worked in the core logging processing almost 20 years, and several times I've been thinking about what partitions should be developed that it would serve to the users in the best possible way. Safety and health runs the idea of the center, because work ergonomics is major risk of sample process. In addition, we wanted notice flexible use of workspace , saving space and making work more efficient "says Mika Alasuutari, Managing Director of the company.
The company has implemented several projects and is currently ongoing large units for LKAB's mines in Malmberg and Kiruna in Sweden.
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Palsatech and TerraCore have joined forces in order to offer the possibility to study core samples with modern hyperspectral imaging techniques.
‘We discussed with TerraCore and together decided to co-operate as this is a clear win-win situation for all. Meaning the two companies and all our clients. We already have a significant amount of drillcore in our storage facilities, which then can be easily transferred to our research facility to perform the imaging. First projects have already been done and hopefully there is a lot more to come. The technique has been known for a while and finally we have it available in Kemi. We think this will be a part of standard drill core logging procedure in the future’, says Hannu Ahola, Chief Geologist of Palsatech.
First drill core boxes being imaged in PalsaCenter with TerraCore’s SisuRock -device (VNIR-SWIR-LWIR-RGB)