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About Us

Company Profile

For over thirty years Partition Enterprises has provided yield improvement solutions for Dense Medium Cyclones used in the mineral processing industry. Founded in 1982 by Australian metallurgist Dr. Chris Wood and his associates, Partition Enterprises remains an authority on dense medium separation design, development and optimisation.

As a trusted partner of major international mining houses, we have built a solid reputation based on the quality of our products and our outstanding level of expertise. We are committed to ensuring you get the most out of your mineral processing plant.

Affiliate organisations:

  • Australian Coal Preparation Society
  • Coal Preparation Society of America

Our Team:

Chris Wood BSc, MSc, PhD, Director

Chris Wood, is recognised around the world as an expert in Dense Medium Separation. He wrote his PhD dissertation on Dense Medium Cyclones and authored the DMC Optimisation Chapter in the ACARP DMC Handbook, which is the go-to source for the industry today.

He managed the Coal Processing Project at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre.

Chris continues to travel and consult around the world and has worked in places such as Virginia Tech in the USA and Kaltim Prima Coal in Indonesia. He has developed a strong reputation as an authority in this industry with both mineral processing companies and other industry personnel.


Ray Wood BEng, Manager

Ray Wood is our manager and is responsible for all new product management, research and development and testing through to commercialisation and commissioning of products.

With a Bachelor of Engineering from Queensland University of Technology, Ray has both the experience and the know how to tackle challenges. He has extensive experience in statistical analysis, business development and operations.

He has practical experience working in mineral processing technology and enjoys working with process engineers to find the best solution for their plants.

We are the Curve Nerds

Over the years, we have researched, developed and delivered thousands of partition curves to help clients realise yield gains. We are experts in the area of Dense Medium Separation. In fact, we proudly proclaim to be Curve Nerds, passionate and ready to deliver solutions to suit your needs.

Partition Curves

The key to profit and loss in your processing plant.

Partition Enterprises is the leading provider of density tracers, which are used to determine the partitioning efficiencies of DMCs.

Partition curves allow detailed analyses and simulation, supported by highly accurate predictions of potential yield improvement, making them a crucial guide to the overall profit and loss in your plant operation.