Unearthed Brisbane 201516 May - 18 May
From Idea to Prototype on Resource Challenges in just a Weekend
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Real Time Particle Size Distribution Analysis
BMA is always looking at reducing energy usage on site. One strategy is to ensure the crusher is “tuned” to the particle size and adjusting crushing energy settings to match. The challenge will look at how to measure and monitor particle sizes before the crusher and then create feedback loops to improve crushing efficiency
Currently crushers settings (speed, rotor setting, etc) are set once and then left to run (or adjusted once every month…). Over 4% of worlds total energy usage is in comminution (crushing and grinding of ores) and any savings can make a major difference on the operational efficiency.