Sag Mill Circuit

Lead Mentor: Brent Sullivan, Senior Metallurgist Challenge Description Mt Keith was originally designed as a 6 Mt/a concentrator in 1994. Subsequent expansions and upgrades have taken the nominal throughput to 10.5 Mt/a, however the circuit can rarely maintain a feed rate that matches that. Mill throughput is a key driver for maintaining profitability at Mt Keith because of the low …

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Page 769 MINING AND MINERAL PROCESS ENGINEERING, UBC - Vancouver, 6. C. Canada AG AND SAG MILL CIRCUIT SELECTION AND DESIGN BY SIMULATION Dr. S Morrell' and Dr. R D Morrison2

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Figures 8 and 9 on the right show results from a gold plant’s SAG mill achieved with MillStar’s Segregated Ore Feed Controller combined with the Power Optimiser: • The standard deviation of the mill feed control is greatly reduced. • The cyclone feed is more stable, allowing for consistent size separation and feed to downstream processes.

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Every mining operation has a unique grinding process. has experience of over 8,000 grinding mills globally, including manufacturing and delivering the largest SAG/AG mills in the world. Our experts welcome the opportunity to assist you with circuit and circuit control design as well as start-up, operation, and optimization of your mill.

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Autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding have experienced renewed interest as efforts to reduce operating and capital costs have increased. As a result, the mill operator is faced with new equipment perhaps ten times as large as was common in the sixties and new circuit designs with different operating characteristics. No longer can he grab a handful of mill discharge to estimate the size ...

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Starkey & Associates uses the patented SAGDesign technology to calculate accurate mill sizes from measurements on a client’s own ore samples. SAGDesign technology has become a standard for 21 st century grinding circuit design for the following reasons: Precisely measures SAG and ball mill …

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SINGLE STAGE SAG/AG MILLING DESIGN ABSTRACT Single stage semi-autogenous / autogenous (S/AG) milling has become a common design for a variety of ore ... a single stage S/AG mill circuit. 1) Characterisation of the ore using bench tests. 2) Determining if the use of a single stage circuit is appropriate, using defined selection criteria.

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The proposed FECS includes 13 rules for SAG mill circuit. It is believed that these rules cover almost all "expected" scenarios observed during the SAG mill circuit operation. On the other hand, these rules actually embody the practical knowledge of plant human operators to control the SAG mill circuit under expected scenarios.

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A SAG/ball mill circuit using the largest . commercially available ball mill in conjunction with a proven SAG mill . design was selected as the preferred option. This circuit would be .

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SAG is an acronym for semi-autogenous grinding. SAG mills are autogenous mills that also use grinding balls like a ball mill. A SAG mill is usually a primary or first stage grinder. SAG mills use a ball charge of 8 to 21%. The largest SAG mill is 42' (12.8m) in diameter, powered by a 28 MW (38,000 HP) motor.

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The discharge grates of the SAG mill were identified as a key component in the SABC circuit, and their design is a crucial factor in the mill's performance [17][18][19] [20] [21]. The initial ...

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DESIGN OF AG/SAG MILL CIRCUITS USING THE SMC TEST . By Stephen Morrell. Director, SMCC Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia ... particular AG/SAG mill circuit. The mu ltiplication of the specific energy .

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circuit was evaluated. The SAG mill controller precursors were assessed for low and high feed rates. • The Phu Kham SAG mill control philosophy was referred to during the PI data evaluation. • The baseline operating conditions were then ranked based on low (<2000 t/h), medium (2000 – 2500 t/h) and high (>2500 t/h) feed rates.

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circuit (a SAG mill followed by two Ball m ill lines). The Run of Mine (ROM) ore s ent o the SAG mill plant is transported from the open pit by truc ks and dumped to a griz zly.

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AG mill is followed by a single deck screen with the oversize being recircu-lated through a HRC before returning to the AG mill. The undersize from the screen is fed to cyclones with the underflow fed to pebble mill circuit sump. AG mill can be replaceable for a SAG mill, however special care should be used to detect and remove balls

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SAG/ball mill circuit incorporating pebble crushers and a POLYCOM® high-pressure grinding roll. SAG and ball mill for gold ore grinding. One of three SAG mills with 9.75 m diameter and 2 x 4000 kW drive power. These mills operate in conjunction with ball mills for iron ore grinding in Iran.

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Sagmilling.com is home to a collection of both free and subscription-based calculation tools to aid metallurgical process engineers perform comminution calculations. Grinding circuit design tools, including for SAG mill-ball mill circuits, and geometallurgy energy models are available to subscribers.

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SAG Mill Circuit Example – Gold Processing SAG mill circuit example for gold processing [image: (135-6-3)] AG/SAG Mill. AG/SAG mills are normally used to grind run-off-mine ore or primary crusher product. Wet grinding in an AG/SAG mill is accomplished in a slurry of 50 to 80 percent solids. 2D and 3D simulations of particles in a SAG Mill

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The range of mill sizes and versatile applications allow SAG milling to be accomplished with fewer lines than conventional set-ups. This, in turn, contributes to lower capital and maintenance costs for a SAG mill circuit. Versatile applications . SAG milling extends itself to many applications due to the range of mill sizes available.

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Metallurgical ContentOpen Circuit GrindingClosed Circuit GrindingGrinding Circuit Process Control VariablesGrinding Operating Costs The simplest grinding circuit consists of a ball or rod mill in closed circuit with a classifier; the flow sheet is shown in Fig. 25 and the actual layout in Fig. 9. This single-stage circuit is chiefly employed for coarse grinding when a product finer than 65 ...

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Based on experience, mill-liner designs have moved toward more open-shell lifter spacing, increased pulp lifter volumetric capacity, and a grate design to facilitate maximizing both pebble-crushing circuit utilization and SAG mill capacity. As a guideline, mill throughput is maximized with shell lifters between ratios of 2.5:1 and 5.0:1.

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Table of Contents Autogenous Grinding CircuitsSAG vs Ball Mill AdvantagesAG & SAG Mill Grinding Compared – Which is BestTesting for Product Size Size reduction is the most expensive operation in most mills. Crushing and grinding usually require the greatest portion of capital costs and often make up 60-70 percent of total mill operating costs as shown in Figure 1.

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In addition, the size distribution and grinding circuit chemistry may impact on the performance of the downstream circuit (Lane, 1999 and Rantanen, 1996). Fully autogenous circuits are attractive due to the elimination of steel media costs. Typically, a SAG mill based circuit (P80 of 106 to 150 um) has media costs of around A$1/t.

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Jan 08, 2016· In this training module, we'll cover the workings of a semi-autogenous grinding mill, or SAG mill, that's designed to be the first stage of a grinding circuit. Ore that’s crushed in a primary ...

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7. MORRELL, S., 2007. The Effect of Aspect Ratio on the Grinding Efficiency of Open and Closed Circuit AG/SAG Mills. Proc. Ninth Mill Operators Conf., AusIMM, pp121–124. 8. MORRELL, S., 2006., AG/SAG Mill Circuit Grinding Energy Requirement - How to Predict it from Small Diameter Drill Core Samples Using the SMC Test, Advances in Comminution (Ed.

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The effects on mill performance of a varying ratio of these two components in the mill feed are not well described by the current generation of AG/SAG models (Stange, 1996).

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in a SAG and Ball mill circuit where there is no scope for storage capacity between milling stages and throughput is normally limited by a bottleneck at one stage or the other. In this case any ore with a high BWi value will have reduced . throughput due to the ball mill despite the capability of the SAG mill …

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The SAG Power Index (SPI) test (Starkey & Dobby, 1996) uses a benchscale SAG mill test to - determine the specific energy of an industrial SAG mill. The test is operated in closed circuit and the time required to grind the material to a P 80 of 1.7 mm is used to predict AG/SAG …

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Challenges of Using Advanced Control Tools (ACT) System at the Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex SAG Mill Circuit, Bashiri, Maleki-Moghadam, Akbari, Yazdani, & Banisi. 77. 13:30. Methodology for Assessing the Benefits of Grind Control Using PST Technology for True Online Particle Size Measurement, Maron, O'Keefe, Sepúlveda, & Cirulis. 78.

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