LWP Pilot Plant
Located in Brisbane, Eastern Australia, LWP’s Pilot Plant has a notional production capacity of 3,000 tons/year, which has been purpose built to prove the Company’s technology can be scaled up from lab scale to commercial scale. Construction was completed in May 2015, commissioning completed August 2015 and production of fly ash proppants began in the third quarter of 2015.
By December 2015 improvements in product quality and consistency from internal test results gave management the confidence that the proppants produced in the Pilot Plant were approximately matching results that had previously been achieved under laboratory conditions and were sent for external testing at expert laboratories in the USA.
Test results obtained in January and February 2016 validated that LWP’s technology is able to be scaled up in a production environment.
In fact the results obtained from their testing reports were outstanding with the Stimlab reports showing that their Lightweight Proppants had easily met the requirements of the ISO 13503-2 Standards to be considered a Tier One Ceramic Proppant.