OPERATIONAL OPTIMIZATION OF AG/SAG MILLING CIRCUITS
August 12, 2015
9:00 AM A 6:00 PM
Grinding is the key step in mineral processing operation to achieve the desired liberation and separation. It is a highly energy intensive process, and its optimization has always been challenging. The objective of this workshop is to increase awareness on strategies to improve efficiency and maximize the productivity of AG/SAG and Ball mill operations, by understanding the internal process mechanisms, rather than targeting the power alone. This workshop is aimed for metallurgists, technical and operational superintendents, plant managers, business improvement managers – personnel responsible to improve overall productivity of operations.
Dr. Sanjeeva Latchireddi is the Director of EE-Mill Solutions (Energy Efficient Milling Solutions) and Adjunct Professor with Dept of Metallurgical Eng., University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Sanjeeva has over 20 years of experience in comminution area as an inventor, designer and consultant involved in various projects around the globe.
He has specialized in process design and optimization of grinding circuits with emphasis on designing and operating highly energy efficiency AG/SAG and Ball mills. To increase the energy efficiency of grinding circuits he follows holistic approach by the optimizing of material transport, charge motion and particle breakage processes.
Sanjeeva is the recipient of the MIOTA (Mineral Industry Operating Technique Award) Award from the AusIMM for his invention of Turbo Pulp Lifter (TPL). He has 4 international patents on various design of pulp removal systems from grinding mills. He has published his work in over 80 research papers.
OUTLINE OF COURSE:
1. Introduction to grinding mills.
2. Concepts of AG/SAG and Ball mill operation
3. New developments and optimization
5. Discussions on participant’s operational issues
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