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ABSTRACT The current paper looks at evaluating the merits of large geared mills versus gearless driven mills by evaluating the following factors:  The capability of currently available systems in terms of power and mill diameter  Efficiency in terms of overall electrical power consumed vs m...
03-Sep-2013
SME 2013 Abstract The current paper looks at evaluating the merits of large geared mills versus gearless driven mills by evaluating the following factors: The capability of currently available systems in terms of power and mill diameter Efficiency in terms of overall electrical power consu...
02-Sep-2013
Review OSIsoft’s library of user case studies which includes issues related to energy monitoring and management. One such example is the paper on Smart monitoring of cement plants for energy efficiency.
28-Aug-2013
The problem of setting the proper controls and/or having several objectives to be met in the implementation of grinding control strategies can be resolved. The design and implementation of a distributed control system for safe operation of a grinding circuit while maximising profit is presented. An...
28-Aug-2013
SME 1990 The problem of setting the proper controls and/or having several objectives to be met in the implementation of grinding control strategies can be resolved. The design and implementation of a distributed control system for safe operation of a grinding circuit while maximising profit is pr...
27-Aug-2013
From Author: Clara Ferreira-Marques (Reuters) Posted: Thursday , 22 Aug 2013 LONDON (REUTERS) - After extensive cost cuts in a bid to woo investors, the low hanging fruit has been plucked, but more is needed if the major producers are to recover fully. Mining firms are wooing investors with...
27-Aug-2013
Harmony repositions itself for the future Published on 14 August 2013 Best annual lost time injury frequency rate ever 7% year-on-year increase in underground grade Major reductions in costs and capital Headline profit per share* of 47 SA cents (5 US cents) for  financial year 2...
19-Aug-2013
Newcrest Mining has teamed with the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to build a $3 million extension to a minerals research laboratory. The gold miner has contributed $2.5 million for the extension at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), with UTAS and the ARC...
07-Aug-2013
 Huckleberry Mine Study wins 2013 CEEC Medal   A paper presented at the 45th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference in Ottawa Canada this year has been awarded the 2013 CEEC Medal.   C. Wang, S. Nadolski, O. Mejia, J. Drozdiak, B. Klein co-authored the paper ti...
06-Aug-2013
This month's issue of International Mining has a good round up of the latest news in processing, including a review of new technology, new alliances and new ideas. News of Outotoec's acquisition of Scanalyze and cooperation with Koppern; Weir Minerals' licence with KHD and partnership with Minyu Mac...
01-Aug-2013
ABSTRACT Global ore grades are declining while commodity demands continue to increase. Ore bodies requiring treatment are becoming increasingly complex requiring a finer grind size for maximum mineral recovery and grade. The demand for a finer grind size has set new challenges especially for grindin...
23-Jul-2013
Abstract In the context of the mining industry, smaller grain size and other mineralogical characteristics have motivated the need to grind finer. In order to address this need, the interest in fine grinding technologies has grown over the last 20 years as is illustrated by a growing body of knowle...
23-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT Particle size reduction is one of the most energy intensive and inefficient processes in use today. Traditional means for calculating energy requirements used for sizing equipment rely on empirically derived formulas and indices. The standard work indices of Kick, Bond and Von Rittinger ea...
23-Jul-2013
Comminution processes are cited as having an efficiency of less than 1%. Even if the efficiency of these processes could be increased to 5% as is suggested to be possible, the conclusion would remain that comminution processes are very inefficient with some 95% of the  input energy lost to the envir...
23-Jul-2013
JKTech's Diana Drinkwater, Metallurgical training manager, reported on the JKTech Eco-Efficient Comminution workshop held after MetPlant2013 in Perth, Western Australia. The Workshop saw 16 delegates,  divided pretty evenly between engineers, vendors and operators sharing knowledge and defining o...
22-Jul-2013
Energetics recently published an excellent article reviewing the parameters used to link energy with process efficiency and profitability. Highly recommended read!  Energetics has over 25 years experience in carbon and energy management working with large, complex, multi-site energy users spannin...
22-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT One of the most vigorous of the continuous improvement methodologies is Six Sigma. While usually associated with improving manufacturing and product quality, leading manufacturers are using it to improve their extended supply chain and logistics capabilities. At the same time they are impr...
22-Jul-2013
23rd International Mining Congress & Exhibition of Turkey • 16-19 April 2013 ANTALYA Abstract  Global ore grades are declining while commodity demands continue to increase. Ore bodies requiring treatment are becoming increasingly complex requiring a finer grind size for maximum mineral rec...
22-Jul-2013
Minerals Engineering Volume 41, February 2013, Pages 9–16 Abstract In the context of the mining industry, smaller grain size and other mineralogical characteristics have motivated the need to grind finer. In order to address this need, the interest in fine grinding technologies has grown over th...
22-Jul-2013
55th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference Abstract Particle size reduction is one of the most energy intensive and inefficient processes in use today. Traditional means for calculating energy requirements used for sizing equipment rely on empirically derived formulas and indices. Th...
22-Jul-2013
Minerals Engineering 46-47 (2013) 83–88 Comminution processes are cited as having an efficiency of less than 1%. Even if the efficiency of these processes could be increased to 5% as is suggested to be possible, the conclusion would remain that comminution processes are very inefficient with some...
22-Jul-2013
3rd International Congress on Automation in the Mining Industry Abstract One of the most vigorous of the continuous improvement methodologies is Six Sigma. While usually associated with improving manufacturing and product quality, leading manufacturers are using it to improve their extended supp...
22-Jul-2013
The following article appeared in the  July 2013 issue of Mining, People and the Environment. Thanks to author Graham White, and Ruth Green at Aspermont for a great feature.   Classic economic theory tells us that competition and the profit motive should herd every enterprise along the ro...
09-Jul-2013
Partner with CEEC for recognition of energy efficiency improvements in your company! Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Over the past 15 years the Global...
09-Jul-2013
CRC ORE and Mine to Mill expert Don McKee released a publication entitled Understanding Mine to Mill. The publication documents the history of Mine to Mill, explaining the concept in simple terms along with the elements and keys to successful implementation. Understanding Mine to Mill does not pr...
08-Jul-2013
CRC-ORE 2013 CRC ORE and Mine to Mill expert Don McKee released a publication entitled Understanding Mine to Mill. The publication documents the history of Mine to Mill, explaining the concept in simple terms along with the elements and keys to successful implementation. Understanding Mine to...
08-Jul-2013
he Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction is pleased to announce the publication of “Understanding Mine to Mill”, a publication written by Don McKee documenting the history of the Mine to Mill concept. Don McKee is an expert in research and education within the mining and...
03-Jul-2013