The Central Analytical Service Center is a fully automated copper ore sample testing and analysis laboratory. It is the first of its kind for Phelps Dodge in the United States. This centralized lab replaced six scattered older lab facilities serving operations in Arizona and New Mexico.
The facility has state of the art systems providing automated robotic analysis, solution analysis, cathode analysis, and processing of specialty samples.
The design team lead by M3 included IMP, a South Africa/German robotics design and fabrication firm and Lang Wyatt Construction, a Tucson General Contractor. This team along with the client designed and constructed this sophisticated and complex facility under a fast track approach to meet a rigorous start-up schedule.