#### EFFECT OF BALL SIZE DISTRIBUTION ON MILLING PARAMETERS

2.6.1 Ball size distribution in tumbling mills 37 2.6.2 Milling performance of a ball size distribution 40 2.7 Summary 41 Chapter 3 Experimental equipment and programme 43 3.1 Laboratory grinding mill configuration 43 3.2 Preparation of mono-size grinding media 44 3.3 Feed material preparation 46

#### SAG Mill Optimization using Model Predictive Control

& Mainza, A.N. 2009). However, SAG mill weight is difficult to control as the dynamic response changes as the mill approaches maximum capacity. Near maximum capacity, the weight response exhibits integrating behavior, and the mill can overload quickly. This situation is complicated by the transport delays in the feed system, so it is important that the control system can detect the imminent ...

#### Evaluating the effect of feed particles size and their ...

Nowadays, experimental semi-autogenous (SAG) mill and drop-weight test are used for evaluation of grinding circuit regarding changes in feed particle size distribution, size of the ball, speed of mill, prediction of energy required, and product size distribution for complete grinding in AG and SAG mills.

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mill, followed by a wide variety of rod and ball mills. Circuit configurations, including AG, SAG, ABC or SABC, are evaluated easily. The circuit employs an integrated Distributive Control System (DCS) for monitoring plant conditions. Feed rate, mill speed, power, mill load, particle size distribution and other data are updated,

#### Improved Relationships for Discharge in SAG/AG Mills

size distributions in AG/SAG mills. The existing models and understanding of grate discharge and classification are known to be flawed and have been identified as one of the key limitations in AG/SAG modelling. The aim of this thesis is to improve on the current understanding of discharge in the SAG/AG model. It focuses on the present limitations of the JK AG/SAG model in predicting accurate ...

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· PDF fileF80 80% passing size of the circuit feed (μm) HPGR High Pressure Grinding Roll P80 80% passing size of the circuit product (μm) PSD Particle Size Distribution ROM Run-of-Mine SAG Semi-Autogenous Grinding SMC Test® SAG Mill Comminution Test 3. KEYWORDS Autogenous Grinding (AG) mill, Ball mill, Comminution,

#### STARTLING EFFECT OF BALL SCATS REMOVAL ON SAG MILL .

· PDF fileSAG mills, Morrell (1993). The mill with scats had a considerably finer size distribution, and notably lacks ball in the 40mm to 60mm size range. This is the size at which the porosity is exposed, and they suddenly become smaller and non-spherical. For a normal finer ball size distribution a finer grind and lower throughput would be expected.

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#### Modelling SAG milling power and specific energy ...

· PDF filedistribution affects the SAG mill load and the load affects directly the mill power and the efﬁciency of the mill operation (Van Nierop and Moys, 2001). If a SAG mill has been designed with a conventional power or speciﬁc energy model which do not con-sider the projected feed size distribution it is likely that this mill

#### SAG Mill Grinding Circuit Design

Semi Autogenous Design Factors#### Particle-size distribution - Wikipedia

The particle-size distribution (PSD) of a powder, or granular material, or particles dispersed in fluid, is a list of values or a mathematical function that defines the relative amount, typically by mass, of particles present according to size. Significant energy is usually required to disintegrate soil, etc. particles into the PSD that is then called a grain size distribution.

#### MillSlicer mill vibration analysis - Process IQ

MILL VIBRATION ANALYSIS "Looking Inside Your Mill" MillSlicer lets you "see" what is happening inside your operating mill, so there is no need to run blind! Overview. MillSlicer has been developed for the mining industry, specifically for use on SAG/AG mills. The MillSlicer utilises vibration sensors and digital signal processing ...

#### Choosing a SAG Mill to Achieve Design Performance

· PDF fileSAG mill is an investment that can produce handsome returns if extra production is needed or simply to give the mine the option to mill the hardest ores at design throughput rates. Typical tests required to define a hardness variability function, are given below in Figure 1.

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* SAG mills are the machines with the highest reduction rate which performs crushing, grinding and washing together. It offers a much higher reduction ratio than 3-stage crushing and screening system. * Feeding material in the dimension of 200-300 mm, is reduced to d100: 2 mm and below. This capability increases the efficiency of the ball mill ...

#### Mineral Processing Plant Design

Size distribution, pH, temperatures and Reagent concentrations Equipment sizing and selection o The design procedures so far described have provided some of the essential data on which equipment sizing and selection can be based, o namely the flow data pertaining to each stream in the plant. The next step is to determine with the help of this data, what capacity volume or energy input is ...

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#### AMIT 135: Lesson 6 Grinding Circuit – Mining Mill .

Primary, coarse grinding (up to 400 mm feed size) Grinding media is grinding feed; High capacity (short retention time) Sensitive to feed composition (critical size material) Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) Mill. Wet or dry; Higher capacity than A-G mill grinding; Primary, coarse grinding (up to 400 mm feed size) Grinding media is grinding feed plus 4-12% ball charge (ball dia.100- 125 mm) High ...

#### Performance analysis of the HRCTM HPGR in pilot .

The appropriateness of the transfer size in AG and SAG mill circuit design. SAG 2011 CONFERENCE. Canada, 25-28 September 2011. [ Links ] ROSARIO, P, HALL, R. A structured approach to the evaluation of the energy requirements of HPGR and SAG mill circuits in hard ore applications.

#### Ball Mill Design/Power Calculation

12.12.2016 · The ball mill motor power requirement calculated above as 1400 HP is the power that must be applied at the mill drive in order to grind the tonnage of feed from one size distribution. The ...

#### (PDF) Influence of feed size on AG / SAG mill performance

The feed size distribution together with the ore characteristics (hardness, lithology, alterations, etc.) are the most important factors affecting the SAG mills performance.

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The ability to simulate the Bond work index test also allows examination of truncated ball mill feed size distributions on the work index. For grinding circuits where the feed to a ball mill is sent directly to the classifier and the cyclone underflow feeds the ball mill (see Figure 3.10), a question arises as to whether this practice will alter the ball mill work index (BW i) of the material ...

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· PDF fileThe ROM SAG mill circuit—a brief description The typical ROM SAG mill circuit is depicted in Figure 1. The circuit is usually closed with either a screen or, more commonly, a cyclone for product size classification. The focus of control can be divided into two parts, viz. the mill and the cyclone. The importance of cyclone performance should ...

#### Application of Operating Work Indices in Autogenous ...

· PDF fileAG/SAG mill product that needs additional grinding in the ball mill, or "Corrected Ball Mill Feed." T2' is the 80% passing dimension of the Corrected Ball Mill Feed. Figure 1. Comparison of the Particle Size Distribution Slopes Figure 2. Relationship Between the Transfer Size Distribution Slope and T 80 or AWi0/BWi Figure 3.

#### Characterization and Modeling of Semi-Autogenous Mill ...

· PDF fileThe qualitative e ect of changes in ore size distribution (OSD) on the performance of the mill can be addressed using the grindcurves (Powell and Mainza, 2006) of the SAG mill under analysis. The operation of SAG mills is extremely sensitive to mill lling; from a qualitative point of view, for a given ll level and constant feed rate and

#### Ball Mill Design/Power Calculation

12.12.2016 · The ball mill motor power requirement calculated above as 1400 HP is the power that must be applied at the mill drive in order to grind the tonnage of feed from one size distribution. The ...

#### AMIT 135: Lesson 5 Crushing – Mining Mill Operator Training

The purpose of the primary crusher is to reduce the ROM ore to a size amenable for feeding the secondary crusher or the SAG mill grinding circuit. The ratio of reduction through a primary crusher can be up to about 8:1. Feed: ROM up to 1.5 m; Product: -300mm (for transport) to -200mm (for SAG mill) Feed Rate: 160 to 13,000 tph

#### IMPROVEMENTS IN SAG MILL THROUGHPUT FROM FINER FEED .

· PDF file1 IMPROVEMENTS IN SAG MILL THROUGHPUT FROM FINER FEED SIZE AT THE NEWMONT AHAFO OPERATION *Adrian Dance1, Sonny Mwansa2, Walter Valery 2, George Amonoo3 and Bryon Bisiaux3 1SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc 22nd Floor, 1066 West .

#### USING THE SMC TEST® TO PREDICT COMMINUTION CIRCUIT .

· PDF filethe ball mill is less energy efficient than a crusher and has to input more energy to do the same amount of size reduction). Hence from equation 7, to crush to the ball mill circuit feed size (x. 2) in open circuit requires specific energy equivalent to: f x f x 2. 1 W c ic. 1.19* 4 .

#### Feed particle size: Implications on the digestion and ...

Feed particle size and poultry: A.M. Amerah et al. accurate descriptor of particle size distribution only when log particle size is normally distributed (Lucas, 2004) and as the hammer mill grinding produces a greater amount of fine particles (Reece et al., 1985), which may confound results.

#### Evaluating the effect of feed particles size and their ...

(2018). Evaluating the effect of feed particles size and their hardness on the particle size distribution of semi-autogenous (SAG) mill's product. Particulate Science and Technology: Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 867-872.