CiDRA CYCLONEtrac™ Particle Size Tracking System (PST) vs. Traditional Particle Size Measurement Techniques

CiDRA CYCLONEtrac™ Particle Size Tracking System (PST) vs. Traditional Particle Size Measurement Techniques

Application: Hydrocyclone Overflow Particle Size Measurement in Minerals Processing Concentrator

Date of Conference: 
February 13, 2017
Industry: 
Minerals
Author(s): 
Dylan Cirulis, CiDRA Minerals Processing
Abstract / Introduction: 

Minerals processing plants typically use grinding mills in closed circuit with hydrocyclones to produce a product with a specific particle size distribution for optimum downstream process recovery. Existing instrumentation that provides particle size measurement is considered standard in most modern concentrator plants. However, instrumentation availability is often very low, mainly owing to high maintenance requirements of the analyser and associated sampling system.

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. has developed a novel and robust technology that provides a highly reliable and low maintenance system for on-line measurement of the particle size in the overflow of individual cyclones. The system is based around a wetted sensor design with no moving parts and provides a real-time trend of the desired target grind size parameter, such as a percentage retained on screen (e.g. % +100mesh). The system does not require sampling and associated sample transfer piping that is prone to plugging, thus avoiding high maintenance requirements.

Reference number: 
BI0615
Asset type: 
White Paper