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circuits at Palabora Mining Company Each milling circuit consists of a rod mill followed by a ball mill in series Crusher product 9 mm is fed to the rod mill and the water is fed in ratio to the ore feed mass The rod mill discharge is pumped without any further water addition to the first ball mill The ball mill discharges to a sump

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The crushed material is conveyed to a ball mill which operates in a closed circuit with a cyclone pack The ore material then passes through a floatation circuit where frother is added to produce a stable froth and recover 95 of gold sulphide The sulphide concentrate is transferred to the flotation concentrate cyanidation circuit.

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The crushed ore is transferred to a semiautogenous SAG mill or ball mill where the ore is further reduced in size Water is added to the ball mill in which a slurry that usually contains from about 20 to 55 percent solids is produced Singh 2010 International Mining 2011 see fig 2 The mill operates in a closed circuit with screens

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At the beginning of the wet separation area mixing upgraded ore with water a closed circuit grinding mill with hydrocyclone is included to grind the material down to 2.5 mm in order to achieve higher degree of freedom of materials The ore is divided into a higher grade material and a wet tail in wet HMS which is disposed of in the wet tail dam The final concentrate of the process line is obtained after meeting one more size reduction stage in a ball mill

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In all ore dressing and milling Operations including flotation cyanidation gravity concentration and amalgamation the Working Principle is to crush and grind often with rob mill ball mills the ore in order to liberate the minerals In the chemical

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Ball Mill Operation and Control with Cement Mill Example Constant Blaine vs Constant Strength Control Concept Integrated with PSD to Maximise Throughput Lecture 4 Recycle Load Estimation in Closed Circuit Grinding Systems Inherent Inconsistencies Method to Overcome and Use of CLASANAL Software Industrial Case Studies.

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use of HPGR for hard rock multi stage crushing and ball mill circuits at high tonnage rates Parker et al 2001 Table 2 provides a simple comparison of the various comminution circuits The primary mill may be operated in open circuit or closed by a classifier such as a iron ore and serpentine based ores and have proven energy

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Iron 3 SAG mill 815 ball charge Variable or moderate competency ore with the competency suiting the selected grind size Tarkwa Leinster Golden Pride Obatan Henty Fosterville Kittila Cosmos Cosmic Boy Jundee Tanjianshan 4 High ball charge SAG mill or ROM Ball mill 15 to 25 ball charge Low competency ore Hidden Valley Nzema

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and easy to operate circuits Maintenance is safe simple and quicka team of 2 people can complete a disc and liner change in 8 hours The IsaMill is extensively used in base metals copper lead zinc and nickel PGM iron ore industrial applications and˛gold processing plants and is the optimum choice for Regrinding Concentrates

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The Zourerat iron ore mine has two 1.7 m diameter 1.8 m wide HPGR units treating 1400 t/h each of aerofall mill pebbles The feed is − 25 1.6 mm and has a ball mill work index of 12–14 kWh/t The iron ore has low to moderate abrasion characteristics Figure 8.21 shows the Zourerat iron ore

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Figure 2 Ball Mill Grinding Circuit The ball mill is in closed circuit with a sump and three cyclone classifiers The ore and trim water are added to the ball mill and the outflow from the ball mill goes to a sump where additional water is added The slurry from the ball mill is pumped out of a sump into two cyclone separators The underflow

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Ore is reclaimed via apron feeders onto a conveyor belt providing direct feed at a rate of about 2 500t/h into the 38ft 18ft SAG mill The SAG mill trommel undersize discharges into a hopper and is pumped to conventional hydrocyclones operating in closed circuit with a 26ft 40ft ball mill.

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J o u r n a l o f Journal of Mining and Metallurgy 49 A 1 2013 3743 #Corresponding author alex.jankovic VALIDATION OF A CLOSED CIRCUIT BALL MILL MODEL Alex Jankovic# Walter Valery Diana Lee Javier Peres and Jeston Process Technology and Innovation Brisbane Australia

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In this tutorial we set up a process model for the milling of iron ore in a closed circuit The process consists of a mill a feed tank a sump tank and a hydrocyclone The tutorial demonstrates The use of partition curves The setting of milling parameters The modelling mineral process circuits based on individual mineral performance

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grinding circuits ball and rod mill circuits and crushing circuits are also available for testing and design purposes In plant audits allow modeling and simulation of existing plants to assist in optimization Rotary scrubbers and attrition scrubbers are available to test lateritic iron ores physical mineral separaTion

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CFnet is an empirical adjustment to a ball mill circuit CFnet = 2.350.29 ln P80 Morrell Mi model Morrell 2008 published a two parameter model based on two equations 3 4 to describe a variety of comminution devices including single stage SAG and AG mills.

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But closed circuit system is adverse to open circuit system The advantage of closed circuit system is eliminating over grinding phenomenon and reducing temperature of grinding chamber Then the grinding efficiency and capacity is improved In general the capacity can be improved by 10 20 compared with cement mill when these specifications

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Each mill measures about 12 metres in diameter and has an internal volume of 1 220 cubic metres As the AG mill turns the ore crushes against itself and breaks apart From the AG mills the ore travels to the primary magnetic separators where the iron is drawn away from the waste material before it s screened and fed into the ball mills.

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In addition in their analysis of ball mill closed circuits Jankovic and Valery understand whether the change in the ore composition will affect the grain size distribution of the ore fed to the circuit Mineralogical studies on representative samples of the three types of ore processed at the concentrator were carried out From each ore

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The feed samples of X Y and Z iron ores were ground in the BBM ball mill refers to a BBM of size 300 mm 300 mm with smooth liners to identify the PSD BWI and RT of each ore Grinding experiments were conducted according to Bond s standard test procedure .For each iron ore sample the RT taken to produce 250 circulating load in the BBM was measured by a new method.

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A gold mine was surveyed to investigate the ball milling requirements of an industrial HPGR circuit Two surveys of the ball mill operating at different conditions found that milling efficiency

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Ball MillJForumJava Discussion Board The air velocity in the mill is based on the open area above the ball charge and should not exceed LENGTH/DIAMETER RATIO IN CLOSED AND OPEN CIRCUIT MILLS More detailed

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This industrial scale study compares two grinding circuits operating in an iron ore process with a production capacity of 12 million tons per year The plant has three identical parallel lines all fed from the same feed pile Each line has an independent grinding circuit with two ball mills

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Mill Type Overview Three types of mill design are common The Overflow Discharge mill is best suited for fine grinding to 75106 microns The Diaphram or Grate Discharge mill keeps coarse particles within the mill for additional grinding and typically used for grinds to 150250 microns The Center Periphery Discharge mill has feed reporting from both ends and the product discharges

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The ball mill is the most common ore grinding technology today and probably more than 50 of the total world energy consumption for ore grinding is consumed in ball mills.

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The only manipulated variable available in the closed millingcircuit ball mill 2 is the cyclone dilution water flow rate.Attempts to use this for density control were not successful cause of the high magnetite concentration of the ore it wasfound that the actual density exceeded the required density causing the density control loop to become unstable If theoperator did not intervene at this stage the dilution water tocyclone would close

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Mill Ball Mill Closed circuit crushing to 16 mm Open circuit 8 dia rod mill to 1 mm Closed circuit 8 dia ball mill to P80 um The ore Test Work Index = Circuit Operating Work Index 9 The Standard Bond Circuit Coarse Ore Bins Fine Ore Bins Screen Crushing Screen Classification Rod Mill Ball Mill THIS IS THE REFERENCE BASIS FOR ALL WORK

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AG/SAG mills can accomplish the same size reduction work as two or three stages of crushing and screening a rod mill and some or all of the work of a ball mill Because of the range of mill sizes available AG/SAG milling can often be accomplished with fewer lines than in a conventional rod mill/ball mill circuit A diagram of types of AG/SAG

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ore treated was very difficult to mill In the first two days the mill experienced numerous power dips overloads and on at least seven occasions the feed to the mill had to be completely stopped to grind the mill out Also the mill load varied in the range of 125 to 165 tons These disturbances propagated throughout the milling circuit and

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The former is equipped with a reverse configured ball mill closed grinding circuit while the latter is equipped with ball mills under a direct closed circuit The study consisted of laboratory jar tests as well as comparisons between historical data obtained for both industrial plants Keywords iron ore grinding classification RESUMO.

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The HPGR ball mill circuit comprises a reverse closed secondary crushing circuit prior to a closed HPGR circuit followed by a reversed closed ball mill circuit with cyclones See Figure 2 The vibrating screen decks were set to an aperture size of 32 and 4 mm for the secondary crushing stage and HPGR screen circuit respectively.

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There is significant case study published regarding energy savings and cost efficiencies of the comminution process due to HPGR Energy savings ranging from 10 to

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Ball Mill Ball mills can operate in either wet or dry conditions They are advantageous because they can achieve a very fine particle product size refer to Table 1 Generally ball mills are utilized after an initial material crushing or grinding has occurred Thus a disadvantage of the ball mill is that the feed size must already be small.

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article osti 887498 title = Optimization of Comminution Circuit Throughput and Product Size Distribution by Simulation and Control author = Kawatra S K and Eisele T C and Weldum T and Larsen D and Mariani R and Pletka J abstractNote = The goal of this project was to improve energy efficiency of industrial crushing and grinding operations comminution .

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The SAG mill feed conveyor is equipped with a scale to monitor and control the ore supply to the SAG mill Dry quick lime is added from a bin onto the SAG mill feed conveyor for downstream pulp pH control Mill water is added to the mill feed to pulp the ore The SAG mill operates in closed circuit

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The ball mill is the most common ore grinding technology today and probably more than 50 of the total world energy consumption for ore grinding is consumed in ball mills.

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Table 2 and 3 include the process and operating data for the Copper Mountain SAG mill Table 2general SAG mill circuit and ore data Specification Data Operating circuit Closed circuit Operating mill ball charge 15 percent by volume Operating mill total charge 32 percent by volume Mill speed 10.08 RPM 76 percent of critical speed average

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In a ball mill circuit the output can be defined as the production rate of fines of the circuit As for any output ball mill circuit output is a function of both its inputs and efficiencies There are two inputs to a ball mill circuit the ore fed to the circuit and the power delivered by the grinding mill.

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Ball mill Hydrocyclone Head water Raw material Sump Pump Tail water Product Fig 2 Magnetic separator Fig 3 Flow of closed circuit wet grinding system Fig 4 Flow of closed circuit dry grinding system Fig 5 Flow of balling drum

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circuit is shown in Figure1 It is commonly referred to as a SABC circuit for Semi Autogenous Ball mill Crusher SABC This circuit shows a semi autogenous grinding SAG /ball mill circuit where both grinding mills are in closed circuit with the SAG mill closed with a crusher to control the amount of critical size material in the circuit.

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Classification effects in wet ball milling circuits Min Eng increase in capacity for ball mills in closed circuits however the August 815–825 Please cite this article in press as Jankovic A Valery W Closed circuit ball millBasics revisited Miner Eng.

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