19 Sep Mt Carlton Comminution Circuit Design, Start-up and Optimisation
OMC Managing Director, Brian Putland presented a paper on ‘The Mount Carlton Comminution Circuit Design, Start-up and Optimisation‘ at the Mill Operators Conference 2018.
This paper provides a simple framework for grinding circuit optimisation, focusing on common themes in past optimisation success stories, the conditions for success and techniques that can be employed to identify and define opportunities. Many significant grinding circuit improvements have been reported for operating plants, based on recurring themes such as the optimisation of mill feed size, mill liner design, process control, critical size, grinding media and classification. The paper condenses these experiences into a set of simple questions for the operator to ask, and provides guidance towards identifying and achieving the optimisation goals. The full downloadable paper is available here
Brian Putland also co-authored – The basics of grinding circuit optimisation – A Giblett and B Putland
Ivka Lovatt, Lead Metallurgist co-authored – Investing in new process improvement technology: reducing the risk of implementation – a way forward – S G Doig, S H Algie, I A Lovatt and E J Knoblauch