Metso has been selected to design and supply a 42ft x 25ft, (12.8m x 7.6m) 28MW gearless SAG mill, plus two 26ft x 42ft, (7.9m x 12.8m) 15.6MW ball mills and two VTM-1500-WB VERTIMILLS® for Newmont Mining's Yanacocha Conga copper-gold project in Peru. The 42ft diameter SAG mill is the world's largest and the first of its kind.

A comparison of SAG mill power models SAG Mill power draw models are used in mill design and grinding circuit modelling to predict how much power will be consumed by a particular mill geometry and operating configuration.

LG A mill power equation for SAG mills. Minerals and Metallurgical Processing. Feb 1990 pp57-62. Gross power No load power Net power drawn by the charge (8.13) The net power is calculated from Net power KD2.5L e! c./ Watts (8.14) In equation 8.14, D is the diameter inside the mill liners and Le is the effective length of the mill including the ...

The mill has an unfavourably close liner spacing, with 40 rows of liners in an 18ft mill. The SAG mill drilling would conventionally be 34 rows, and this is too many ( Powell et al, 2006). These ...

SAG Mill Grinding Circuit Design. The following are factors that have been investigated and applied in conventional ball milling in order to maximize grinding efficiency: a) Mill Geometry and Speed – Bond (1954) observed grinding efficiency to be a function of ball mill diameter, and established empirical relationships for recommended media size and mill speed that take this factor into account.

SAG/AG milling option is ideal for starter projects with significant exploration and expansion potential. Currently a number of the largest SAG mills designed are installed in single stage configuration. This paper discusses the challenges associated with the process design of single stage SAG/AG milling circuits, the design flexibility required to

Oct 12, 2017· SAG mill make use of steel balls included with some large and hard rocks for grinding. These mills utilize the balls in making the large fragments of materials broken into pieces. The ball charge of a SAG mill is about 9% to 20%.This process takes place inside the large rotating drum of SAG mill which is filled with balls partially.

and sizing of sag mill; SAG Mill Grinding Circuit Design Semi Autogenous Design FactorsSag Mill Operation ExampleProcess Plant DescriptionSag Mill Design and SpecificationOperating Problems Since CommissioningDesign Changes and Future Operating Strategies The design of large mills has become increasingly more complicated as the size has increased and there is little doubt that without ...

Grinding mill process design. ... (SAG), ball, rod, and pebble mills in sizes ranging from kWs up to 30+ MW. Our product range also includes a number of unique solutions, including the world's largest acid-resistant grinding mills, which can operate with extremely corrosive slurry.

The design and evolution of SAG mill liner trails. Author(s) P. Toor, W. Valery, L. Brennan, K. Duffy SAG 2019 Conference, September 22–26, 2019, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Abstract. Development of SAG liners has always been of considerable interest to mill operators as liners significantly affect plant performance (throughput, grind size ...

Every mining operation has a unique grinding process. Metso has experience of over 8,000 grinding mills globally, including manufacturing and delivering the largest SAG/AG mills in the world. Our experts welcome the opportunity to assist you with circuit and circuit control design as well as start-up, operation, and optimization of your mill.

SAG mills grinding media includes some large and hard rocks, filled rate of 9% – 20%. SAG mill grind ores through impact, attrition, abrasion forces. In practice, for a given ore and equal processing conditions, the AG milling has a finer grind than SAG mills. How does a sag mill work?

design of a plant for Adanac Moly Corp. to include SAG and Ball milling. The hardness of each sample was measured in terms of SAG power index, SPI (for SAG grinding) and Bond Ball mill work index, BWi (for ball mill grinding). A further measure, the Minnovex crusher index, Ci was also measured for use in the CEET program to determine SAG

John Starkey, P. Eng. has worked in SAG mill hardness testing since 1964 where he worked as pilot plant engineer for A. MacPherson's projects. He invented the SPI and SAGDesign tests. The latter is now acknowledged by our clients to be a world-class method for grinding circuit design, and is accepted by our peers as a standard for ore ...

Apr 01, 2013· 1. Introduction. The Run-of-mine composition strongly affects autogenous mill operation. However, the effects of a varying ratio of hard and soft components in mill performance are not described by the current generation of AG/SAG models (Stange, 1996).For example, current JKSimMet models (Napier-Munn et al., 1996) assume a uniform feed, and describe it using a single set of average ore ...

Gearless mill drive (GMD) technology has further expanded the use of large AG milling allowing Metso to produce the world's largest SAG mill of 42' in diameter drawing power at 28 MW. Today, Metso is the world leading supplier of gearless AG mills operating globally.

SAG Mill Liner Design. As a casting foundry, MGS Casting also has own SAG mill liner design. In general terms, lifter spacing and angle, grate open area and aperture size, and pulp lifter design and capacity must be considered. Each of these topics has had a considerable amount of research, and numerous case studies of evolutionary liner design ...

Table of ContentsSAG Mill ChargeSAG Mill Horsepower — Drive PowerOre Testing for AG & SAG Grinding Mill Design Mill Sizing: After laboratory and pilot plant testing confirm the feasibility of autogenous or semi-autogenous grinding, it can be used to establish the exact grinding circuit and mill size. In the pilot plant tests, the tare power of the pilot plant mills should be determined ...

When the feed size of a SAG mill becomes coarser, i.e. α r increases, the energy required to break the ore increases, i.e. φ r and φ f increases (Morrell et al., 1996; Morrell and Valery, 2001 ...

Similar to the impeller design affecting pump capacity, the pulp lifter design affects the discharge capacity (or mill throughput) of AG and SAG grinding mills. Generally, the discharge from AG/SAG mills consists of one or both of the following components: slurry (water and …

SAG mill is an investment that can produce handsome returns if extra production is needed or simply to give the mine the option to mill the hardest ores at design throughput rates. Typical tests required to define a hardness variability function, are given below in Figure 1.

The SAG mill pinion energy is determined from the SAGDesign™ testwork results as follows : W SDT = revs (16,000 + m s)) / (447.3 m s) where : W SDT = AG/SAG Specific Pinion Energy from a F 80 of 152.4 mm to a T 80 of 1.7 mm, kWh/ton ground revs = Cumulative number of SAG test mill revolutions to 80% passing 1.7mm m s = SAG mill feed sample ...

SAG MILL DISCHARGE SCREENS-TROMMEL vs. VIBRATING Tony Moon, RTZ What I'd like to talk about is probably one of the nastiest bits of mill design for a grinding circuit, and that is the choice of what do you use on a SAG mill discharge? Do you use vibrating screens or trommel screens? What many of you probably don't realize is that at

The design of this Mini Pilot SAG Mill has been carefully documented to support a patent application which was filed on June 11, 2020. The first mill has been sold to Dr. Erin Bobicki and was delivered to the University of Toronto on January 2, 2020. A patent has been applied for because this development is a

feed size (F80) of over 70 mm and a SAG mill throughput of 5200 t/h. The Batu Hijau SAG mill specific energy was a function of point load test and RQD. The point load test substitutes for Axb measurement in that relationship. The Batu Hijau ore is less fractured than the Constancia ore based on the average RQD data and Constancia's SAG mill ...

Design SAG mill production when you need it most: In day 1 and year 1. Procemin 2013 The norm for new SAG milling plant start-ups has, until now been accepted by industry as taking from 6 to 12 months to achieve full production. By accepting this as normal, large projects suffer massive revenue shortfalls, in the order of ¼ to ½ a billion ...

Implementation of the new design in the SAG mill was carried out, resulting in increase in daily throughput from 6 to 12%. Further, the time spent in liner change was reduced by 47% given the ...

SAG mills are also an optimum solution for wet grinding since crushing and screening in these cases can be difficult, if not impossible. Efficiency through automatic operation Metso's process engineers will assist you in creating an efficient software-driven process, from circuit design to start-up and optimization, to ensure you get your ...

Grinding circuit design tools, including for SAG mill-ball mill circuits, and geometallurgy energy models are available to subscribers. The online library of technical articles contain several papers on metallurgical topics including comminution modelling, mass balance calculations and laboratory comminution testwork program information.

Single stage SAG Mills are very beneficial in reducing CAPEX for plants with a staged throughput approach. When future tonnage is to be increased, the SAG Mill can feed downstream ball milling to boost capacity. Fuller-Traylor SAG/AG Mills range in size from 4.3m through 12.2m in diameter with powers as high as 28,000 kW.

Metallurgical ContentMill Internals Grinding Mill Shell DesignSemi-Autogenous Mill Liners Designs Alloys and Maintenance ProceduresGood Mill Liner Alloys And Design Installation and Prudent Operational PracticesGeneral Liner Design PrinciplesIdeal Liner DesignSemi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) Mills"High-Low" Liner SystemsFully Autogenous Grinding (FAG) …