Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Edge effect is the widely observed condition of impaired comminution performance at the edges of High Pressure Grinding Roll (HPGR) tires. This effect is caused by a reduction in the local crushing pressure at the edges of the tires resulting from the interaction between the static cheek plates and...
16-Mar-2015
High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) technology is the continuous version of the confined particle-bed breakage. Feed size distribution has a key role in total specific energy consumption and product size reduction. Fines in the HPGR feed are defined as relatively small particles that should not unde...
16-Mar-2015
Achieving resource efficient production throughout the metal value is an imperative for society. This paper will discuss resource efficiency in a system integrated manner. It will highlight the role technology and its innovation as well as system optimization and its innovation as key drivers. Integ...
16-Mar-2015
Developments in ore sorting technologies have provided the ability to achieve economic dry pre-concentration of ores prior to a grinding/concentration circuit and, in some cases, produce a high grade concentrate of sufficient quality for end use. The use of dual X-ray transmission (XRT) sorting has...
16-Mar-2015
Traditional motors for milling technology has relied on either Wound Rotor Induction, Low Speed Synchronous Motors, or Asynchronous Induction Motors with mechanical gear reducers. A new alternative is now offered: The Low Speed Asynchronous Motor. This alternative provides the benefit of reduced com...
16-Mar-2015
Lake Shore Gold is engaged in commercial gold production at both the Timmins West and Bell Creek mines, located in Timmins, Ontario. Run of mine ore is processed at the Bell Creek mill which consists of a conventional gold mill flow sheet involving crushing, grinding, gravity concentration and carbo...
13-Mar-2015
Taseko Mines Limited Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine recommenced operation in 2004 with the initiation of a series of development projects to increase throughput capacity as well as modernize the mine. In the second staged development project, a VTM- 1250-WB regrind mill was selected to replace...
13-Mar-2015
Recent copper price evolution pushes modern mining industry even harder to achieve highest production with maximum efficiency. Operations are bound by numerous contractual and environmental conditions that bring a high degree of complexity to both the operators controlling the process and the plant...
13-Mar-2015
Abstract Comminution is known to be an inefficient user of energy. This makes it the largest energy consumer in many mine sites and therefore a large component of cost. One would therefore have thought that improving comminution energy efficiency would be receiving the undivided attention of the mi...
13-Feb-2015
Abstract This paper describes a methodology to monitor axial mixing in an IsaMill as a function of mill feed flow rate, mill tip speed and media load. Steady state temperature measurements (profiles) along the mill length were used to quantify the degree of mixing during the comminution process. Co...
13-Feb-2015
Spherical grinding media (balls) are the most widely used media for comminution of ores by grinding. One way to optimize the grinding process in a tumbling mill is associated with the development and testing of a new media shape. by modelling simulations study of the behavior of two types of grin...
04-Feb-2015
Most SAG grinding operations currently use ball size between 5.5 and 6 inch maximum size, However, in most cases the use of these ball sizes hasn't been justified by a phenomenological analysis of the real effect on the grinding process, but rather by trial and error. The analysis of the influence o...
07-Jan-2015
The consumption of aggregates in civil construction has increased considerably in Brazil for the last years. The extraction of sand and gravel generates significant environmental impacts. As the quarries and sand deposits are getting exhausted near the big cities, the price of aggregates is increasi...
06-Dec-2014
In recent years, DEM ( discrete element method) software, along with 3D laser measuring equipment, have become powerful tools to describe mill charge behavior, as well as forces acting on the liners of SAG mills. With the aim of contributing to streamline this application of the advanced technologie...
06-Dec-2014
EEO program Industry: Mining, minerals processing Key driver for optimisation: Productivity Improvement Focus: Process control Location: Laverton, Western Australia Product(s): Gold Cost to implement: NA Annual Savings: NA Payback Period: NA Employees: 500 Energy sources: natura...
04-Dec-2014
Industry: Mining, minerals processing Key driver for optimisation: Productivity Improvement Focus: Process control Location: Laverton, Western Australia Product(s): Gold Cost to implement: NA Annual Savings: NA Payback Period: NA Employees: 500 Energy sources: natural gas and diese...
04-Dec-2014
Case Study Snapshot Industry: Mining Energy Management System (EnMS) guidance/standard: CAN/CSA-ISO 50001 Key driver for EnMS: Cost reduction Improvement focus: Energy efficiency for mine production and operations Location: New Afton Mine, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Product(s): Gold an...
04-Dec-2014
AusIMM Mill Operators 2014 Volume Title: 12th Mill Operators' Conference 2014 A comprehensive Australia-wide survey of comminution energy consumption at copper and gold mines was presented by the authors at the 11th AusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference 2012. The database has been extended to includ...
15-Nov-2014
Volume Title: 12th Mill Operators' Conference 2014 Semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill control is complex and depends on many dynamic process variables. Good control strategies ensure that a mill is operating as close to optimal as possible, resulting in significant economic benefits to an operatio...
15-Nov-2014
Volume Title: 12th Mill Operators' Conference 2014 The Masbate gold deposits are situated on the island of Masbate, 350 km south of Manila. A new plant was commissioned in April 2009. The grinding circuit consists of one semi-autogenous (SAG) mill Ø9.75 m × 4.27 m, two ball mills Ø5.6 m × 7.1 m and...
15-Nov-2014
Volume Title: 12th Mill Operators' Conference 2014 A comprehensive Australia-wide survey of comminution energy consumption at copper and gold mines was presented by the authors at the 11th AusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference 2012. The database has been extended to include major overseas mines and use...
15-Nov-2014
Abstract Ore sorting technology represents a step-change improvement in eco-efficient comminution strategies. Sorting equipment offers the benefit of greatly reducing the comminution energy required per tonne of mineral processed by identifying stones that contain ore and separating them from sto...
02-Oct-2014
Andean countries (Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina) have 42 semi-autogenous mills (SAG) in operation and there are more than 30 projects in the pipeline that consider SAG mills. At the end of the next decade, the total amount of SAG mills in this area will likely be close to 100. There is a lot...
18-Sep-2014
Energy Performance Management New Gold Inc. (New Afton Mine), located in Kamloops, British Columbia, has ISO 50001 certification and is continuously monitoring, tracking, evaluating and verifying energy performance of its gold and copper mining facilities. New Afton Mine demonstrates its commitme...
23-Jun-2014
"Improvements in energy efficiency help lower costs for businesses and consumers while safeguarding the environment. This year’s award winners are leading the way in improving productivity and environmental performance in the industrial sector through the responsible use of energy." said Parliamenta...
23-Jun-2014
Grant Ballantyne is a South African born Australian.  He graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland with a bachelor of Engineering majoring in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy in 2007.  And recently he completed a Doctorate in Philosophy at the Julius Kruttschnitt Minera...
09-Jun-2014
Reproduced from the Heads Up CIPEC news, May 2014 Vol. XVIII, No. 5. "Comminution, as the major energy user in mineral processing, is responsible for the majority of processing costs at a mine,” says Sarah Bocaut, Executive Officer of the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) based in...
07-Jun-2014
2014-06-25 GUATENG, SOUTH AFRICA - AFRICA · SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT · SUSTAINABLE MINING · WORKSHOP The mission of the WFEO-CEE Task Force on Sustainable Development and Mining is to raise global understanding of the importance of mining in achieving sustainable development. Application of sustai...
03-Jun-2014
A method for determining the minimum practical energy for comminution was developed and is presented in this paper. An objective of the method was to determine experimentally the energy-breakage relationship for a wide size range in order to evaluate the energy performance of both crushing and grind...
28-May-2014
From Creamer Media Engineering News. May 23, 2014 Sustainability would be the single-biggest source of competitive advantage to any company in the future, mining major Exxaro Executive Head of Growth, Technology, Projects, Services and Ferrous, Ernst Venter, said on Wednesday. Speaking at an e...
23-May-2014
PwC Canada have just released their annual report on mining in British Columbia. Reporting on the production, exploration and other factors in the mining state, the report highlights the impact of higher energy prices. "Pierre Lebel, Chairman of Imperial Metals Corporation, says about one third o...
16-May-2014
Sourced from the May 2014 CIM Magazine: “Energy is a major concern: how reliable it is, how much it costs today and how much it may cost in five years, or 10. Renewable energy sources have matured to the point where they are starting to prove themselves in the mining industry. As a follow-up to t...
13-May-2014
The 6th International Conference on Semi-Autogenous and High Pressure Grinding Technology (SAG 2015) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on September 20th to September 24th, 2015. The organizing committee are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming SAG 2015 conf...
09-May-2014