SAG MILL TESTING - AN OVERVIEW OF THE TEST PROCEDURES AVAILABLE TO CHARACTERIZE ORE GRINDABILITY AUTHOR: F.O. VERRET, G. CHIASSON AND A. MCKEN - SGS KEYWORDS Comminution, grindability, grinding, SAG mill, AG mill, milling, HPGR, work index, pilot plant INTRODUCTION The resistance of ore samples to breakage (or hardness) is measured

Learn MoreOperational work index for grinding plants ScienceDirect. For the grinding plant treated here, they are: FTR = 1.236, and F~ = 0.922. Global operational work index for the complete plant A global operational work index Wiog will be defined for the plant shown in Figure 1, assuming a unitary ball mill circuit equivalent (i.e., having one ball mill).

Learn MoreThe mill power draw, throughput and product size distribution are used to compute a specific energy input and the MacPherson autogenous work index (AWI). Although the importance to achieve steady-state in a grinding test is widely accepted (Bond tests), the MacPherson test remains the only small-scale AG/SAG mill test that offers this option.

Learn MoreAn global operational work index, W iog, is defined for a conventional grinding plant consisting of a rod mill followed by three inverse hydrocyclone-ball mill grinding circuits and its value is estimated online. This global operational work index is based on an equivalent unitary ball mill

Learn MoreWork Index, Work Index Efficiency, Bond Work Index testing 4.INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Bond method allows for quantification and com-parison of relative energy efficiencies of most industrial comminution circuits. It is an essential tool for managing the important business (cost) of grinding. For early analyses of plant grinding

Learn MoreConventional primary grinding technology . uses a semi- or fully autogenous mill and the accepted small scale test to determine the specific energy requirement is the SAG Power Index, SPI test. Ore samples are typically prepared for SPI testing as part of any design or forecasting study using CEET technology. This preparation requires crushing a

Learn MoreSep 17, · “Crushing and Grinding Calculations,” by Bond, F. C., 1961-62, reprinted from British Chemical Engineering by Allis-Chalmers Industrial Press Department This is the premier Bond Work Index equation application manual. Bond presents use of his breakthrough formula relating comminution circuit feed size (F80), circuit product size (P80) and the ore Work Index to

Learn MoreWork Index, Work Index Efficiency, Bond Work Index testing 4.INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Bond method allows for quantification and com-parison of relative energy efficiencies of most industrial comminution circuits. It is an essential tool for managing the important business (cost) of grinding. For early analyses of plant grinding

Learn MoreJan 24, · The plant data show that the mill grinding efficiency as determined by monitoring the operating work index, and throughput decreases as liner wears. However, efficiency and throughput can be maintained by either changing the liner more frequently or by increasing the mill speed. Two scenarios for increasing mill throughput were analysed.

Learn MoreVariable Work Index. Laboratory grindability tests and commercial grinding results have shown that with many materials the work index as computed from Eq. (1a) does not remain constant for different product sizes P; as P becomes smaller the Wi values may decrease, remain constant, or increase. This has suggested to some investigators that the exponent of the product and feed

Learn Morework index for plant griding mills. Use this online formula to calculate a ball mill, rod mill or sag mill operating work index based on fred bonds work you can estimate the energy used into your grinding circuit this is the most accurate and informative method, but much of the data necessary for its application is not yet available a total apparent volumetric charge filling including balls

Learn MoreDrop Weight Index (DWi) and the coarse ore grinding index (M ia). Test data from the Bond ball mill work index test is used to calculate the fine grinding index (M ib). The M ia and M ib indices are used to calculate specific energy for the coarse (W a) and fine (W b) components of the total grinding specific energy at the pinion (W

Learn MoreGrinding tests in pilot scale, where the specific power consumption is determined (kWh/t dry solids). Laboratory tests in small batch mills to determine the specific energy consumption. Energy and power calculations based on Bonds Work Index (Wi, normally expressed in kWh/ short ton).

Learn MoreAn online calculator lets you calculate Top Ball Size of Grinding Media for your mill. Use this Equation & Method to properly grind your ore.

Learn MoreBall Mill Wio BWio 8.6 Circuit Wio OWio 14.6 Bond Ball Mill Work Index BWi kWh/t 13.4 Bond Rod Mill Work Index RWi kWh/t 18.1 Table 1. Example of AG/SAG Ball Mill Circuit Wio Calculations 1 2 ABstrAct Optimum use of power in grinding both in terms of grinding efficiency and use of installed capital can have a large effect on

Learn MoreThis Table of Ball Mill Bond Work Index of Minerals is a summary as tested on 'around the world sample'. You can find the SG of each mineral samples on the other table.

Learn MoreSAG MILL TESTING - AN OVERVIEW OF THE TEST PROCEDURES AVAILABLE TO CHARACTERIZE ORE GRINDABILITY AUTHOR: F.O. VERRET, G. CHIASSON AND A. MCKEN - SGS KEYWORDS Comminution, grindability, grinding, SAG mill, AG mill, milling, HPGR, work index, pilot plant INTRODUCTION The resistance of ore samples to breakage (or hardness) is measured

Learn MoreFor the mining industry, our semi-autogenous (SAG) grinding mill uses a minimal ball charge in the range of 6-15 percent. It is primarily used in the gold, copper and platinum industries as well as in the lead, zinc, silver, and nickel industries. Autogenous (AG) grinding mills involve no grinding media as the ore itself acts as the grinding media.

Learn Morethe motion of grinding charge inside the mill. He also verified his approach with various plant data (Napier-Munn et. al., 1996). In this study, power draw of 14 multi-compartment cement grinding mills were calculated based on Morrell's approach. Design and operational parameters for the mills were collected from operating plants.

Learn MoreBall Mill Ball mills with high efficiency separators have been used for raw material and cement grinding in cement plants all these years. Ball mill is a cylinder rotating at about 70-80% of critical speed on two trunnions in white metal bearings or slide shoe bearings for large capacity mills.

Learn MoreThe Grinding Efficiency. It refers to the amount of grinding material per 1kW·h in the process. In practice, it refers to the tons of new feeding grinding production per 1kW·h. It can be shown like X t/1kW·h (with the particle size of -0.074mm). Grinding efficiency evaluate the grinding work from the perspective of energy consumption.

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Learn Morean optimization study of Aghdarreh plant grinding circuit performance was done to lower the product particle size (P 80) ball mill work index given by the equations

Learn Moregrinding[16]. Operating Bond index can be calculated by equation (2). ⎟ ⎟ ⎠ ⎞ ⎜ ⎜ ⎝ ⎛ − = 80 80 iop F 10 P 10 Q W W (2) Where operating work index (kwh/t) isWiop, mill power draw (kw) isW, Q is mill throughput (t/h) andP80,F80 are respectively mill product and feed size distributions. Operating Bond index is not comparable to

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Learn MoreBond Rod Mill Grindability Test. Grinding Solutions can carry out Bond Rod Mill Work Index tests to determine the energy requirements for milling ore in a rod mill. The test requires a minimum of 20kg of -12.5mm material. Closing screen sizes typically range from 4.75mm to 212µm. Abrasion Index

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