Zambian Mining Magazine - March/April 2022

Zambian Mining Magazine - March/April 2022, Data Driven Grind Circuit Optimization


Hydrocyclone performance and particle size classification are crucial elements in the comminution process. The ability to measure particle size within individual cyclones is essential for grind circuit optimization and for controlling product size sent downstream.

Current Challenges
All cyclones within a cluster behave differently, yet until recently, operators were unable to measure the particle size from each individual cyclone. How can they ensure target size classification for optimal recovery? How is particle size variability controlled?

In a macro economic environment where the demand for valuable mineral is outstripping the supply, how does a concentrator relax the grinding task, grind coarser, and increase throughput without violating the downstream process barrier? It is impossible to respond to industry challenges using conventional measurement technologies.

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