# sag mill optimum charge size

##### SAG Mill Ball Sizing - Grinding & Classification Circuits ...

2021-11-22 · With high aspect ratio SAG mills total charge to ball charge ratio should be greater than 2 (up to 2.5) for a coarse mill feed (say F80 > 110 mm). If the mill feed size is fine, say 50 mm or 30 mm, then you are looking at a total charge to ball charge ratio of about 1.5-1.6.

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##### SAG mill ball charge determination and its influence on ...

1990-5-24 · In semi-autogenous grinding (SAG), the grinding mill inventory, (i.e. volume of total charge, volume of ball charge, etc.) is important in determining the optimum operating condition for maximum production (tph), minimum specific energy (kwh/t) or lowest cost ($/t). A two-dimensional graphical method is presented for determining the actual ball charge within the

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##### SAG Mill Ball Size Evaluator | Evaluation Factors ...

2013-9-8 · The SAG Mill has a “small” circulation load of oversize given be the 3/8″ trommel screen and the 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ discharge grates. The load of 4″ balls in

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##### Semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill liner design and ...

2016-6-6 · SAG mill liner development draws primarily on practical experience from SAG milling operations supported by computer-based modeling of charge motion in SAG mills and on established good design practice. Liner design needs to respond to the process aspects of mill liner action that are critical to good SAG mill performance, i.e.,

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##### SAG Mill Grinding Circuit Design - 911metallurgist

2016-6-6 · By combining with SAG discharge and screening on the SAG discharge screens, top size control to the ball-mill circuit feed is maintained while still

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##### (PDF) Influence of feed size on AG / SAG mill performance

2021-12-3 · 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

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##### Optimization of mill performance by using

2015-4-16 · mill discharge product size in relation to the lifting effect of the liners. In this specific case, it is obvious that a certain load expansion is needed to allow the coarse particles entering the media charge to be reduced. Therefore, at this stage, a direct measurement of the dynamics in the mill gives very valuable information to the operator.

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##### Mill drives: the desire for increased power and the ...

2021-11-4 · size to balance the distribution of power output between primary and secondary grinding, will have been based on mill speed and shell liner/lifter simulations and, particularly, ball charge volume and ball top size, both of which are dependent upon the contingency applied to the transfer size in the SAG circuit product. Iterations of these para ...

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##### AMIT 135: Lesson 6 Grinding Circuit – Mining Mill

The mill product can either be finished size ready for processing, or an intermediate size ready for final grinding in a rod mill, ball mill or pebble mill. AG/SAG mills can accomplish the same size reduction work as two or three stages of crushing and screening, a rod mill, and some or all of the work of a ball mill. Because of the range of ...

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##### (PDF) Influence of feed size on AG / SAG mill performance

2021-12-3 · 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 ...

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##### SAG/AG SCU - Millwatch

CHARGE LEVEL. Maintaining an optimum charge in a SAG mill remains one of the fundamentals for efficient mill processing. If the charge level or the ball to charge ratio is incorrect, breaking liners and/or increasing power consumption is inevitable and can only result in

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##### Optimizing your SAG mill operation - International Mining

2007-3-21 · The amount of pebbles passing through the grate increases with the angle of the grate. It is imperative to ensure the efficient removal of both slurry and coarse pebbles (critical size) in order to ensure the efficient operation of AG/SAG mills. Elimination of the above mentioned material transport problems will allow the mill to respond truly ...

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##### SAG Mill Circuit Major Operating Costs | Download Table

This paper compares the performance of a 25/75 pebble/ball (volume ratio) composite charge to ball-milling, under conditions typical for a ball-mill in SABC circuits, i.e. a large ball top size ...

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##### Mill drives: the desire for increased power and the ...

2021-11-4 · size to balance the distribution of power output between primary and secondary grinding, will have been based on mill speed and shell liner/lifter simulations and, particularly, ball charge volume and ball top size, both of which are dependent upon the contingency applied to the transfer size in the SAG circuit product. Iterations of these para ...

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##### What's the Difference Between SAG Mill and Ball Mill ...

2019-11-26 · The biggest characteristic of the sag mill is that the crushing ratio is large. The particle size of the materials to be ground is 300 ~ 400mm, sometimes even larger, and the minimum particle size of the materials to be discharged can reach 0.1 mm. The calculation shows that the crushing ratio can reach 3000 ~ 4000, while the ball mill’s ...

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##### AN OVERVIEW OF SINGLE STAGE AUTOGENOUS AND

2014-10-1 · 3 SAG mill (8 – 15% ball charge) Variable competency ore 4 High ball charge SAG mill (15 to 25% ball charge) Incompetent ore 5 Low ball charge SAG mill, high mill speed. (4% ball charge, 90% Nc) A cross between AG and SAG for competent, abrasive ores. As typically operated in RSA. 6 SAG mill (configurations 3, and 5 ) with recycle crusher

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##### Optimization of mill performance by using

2015-4-16 · mill discharge product size in relation to the lifting effect of the liners. In this specific case, it is obvious that a certain load expansion is needed to allow the coarse particles entering the media charge to be reduced. Therefore, at this stage, a direct measurement of the dynamics in the mill gives very valuable information to the operator.

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##### AMIT 135: Lesson 6 Grinding Circuit – Mining Mill

The mill product can either be finished size ready for processing, or an intermediate size ready for final grinding in a rod mill, ball mill or pebble mill. AG/SAG mills can accomplish the same size reduction work as two or three stages of crushing and screening, a rod mill, and some or all of the work of a ball mill. Because of the range of ...

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##### Gearless mill drives - ABB

2021-2-16 · • 28 MW GMD for a 40' SAG mill • 28 MW GMD for 42' SAG mill Whether it is size or an installation at the highest altitude (4600 m.a.s.l.), ABB’s GMDs are well positioned to contribute to the building of larger and ever more powerful mills. — Leading the gearless mill drive evolution The ABB gearless mill drive (GMD) is the most powerful ...

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##### FREDA REBECCA SAGMILLING CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION

2021-3-26 · respect with SAG mills being increasingly less sensitive as the ball charge is increased (Morrel S and Valery W, 2001). 2.2. EFFECT OF FEED SIZE DISTRIBUTION ON SAG MILLING The qualitative eﬀect of changes in particle size distributions (PSD) on the SAG mill performance can be addressed by using the grind curves.

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##### Optimizing your SAG mill operation - International Mining

2007-3-21 · The amount of pebbles passing through the grate increases with the angle of the grate. It is imperative to ensure the efficient removal of both slurry and coarse pebbles (critical size) in order to ensure the efficient operation of AG/SAG mills. Elimination of the above mentioned material transport problems will allow the mill to respond truly ...

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##### Optimization of mill performance by using

2015-4-16 · mill discharge product size in relation to the lifting effect of the liners. In this specific case, it is obvious that a certain load expansion is needed to allow the coarse particles entering the media charge to be reduced. Therefore, at this stage, a direct measurement of the dynamics in the mill gives very valuable information to the operator.

Read More

##### What's the Difference Between SAG Mill and Ball Mill ...

2019-11-26 · The biggest characteristic of the sag mill is that the crushing ratio is large. The particle size of the materials to be ground is 300 ~ 400mm, sometimes even larger, and the minimum particle size of the materials to be discharged can reach 0.1 mm. The calculation shows that the crushing ratio can reach 3000 ~ 4000, while the ball mill’s ...

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##### SAG Mill Circuit Major Operating Costs | Download Table

This paper compares the performance of a 25/75 pebble/ball (volume ratio) composite charge to ball-milling, under conditions typical for a ball-mill in SABC circuits, i.e. a large ball top size ...

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##### Grinding Media - Growth Steel

2021-12-7 · APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT For SAG milling applications, the diameter of the balls, mill and throw action of the charge provide for a high impact environment - therefore a balance must be achieved between abrasion

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##### AUTOGENOUS MILL FEED PREPARATION TO REDUCE

2018-2-20 · variability in rock size and rock competency. This applies to both fully autogenous and semi-autogenous (SAG) grinding circuits. In this paper we focus on an approach to overcome the problem of inconsistent mill through-put related to variability in mill feed size and rock competency. The focus is on ores containing hard, competent rock.

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##### AMIT 135: Lesson 6 Grinding Circuit – Mining Mill

The mill product can either be finished size ready for processing, or an intermediate size ready for final grinding in a rod mill, ball mill or pebble mill. AG/SAG mills can accomplish the same size reduction work as two or three stages of crushing and screening, a rod mill, and some or all of the work of a ball mill. Because of the range of ...

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##### Optimization of the make-up ball charge in a grinding mill

2 天前 · make-up ball diameter of about 1.7 inches, that is, a mixture weighted. toward 1.5 inches. (3) An increase of 12% in capacity was predicted with the optimum make-. up ball charge with respect to a ...

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##### Gearless mill drives - ABB

2021-2-16 · • 28 MW GMD for a 40' SAG mill • 28 MW GMD for 42' SAG mill Whether it is size or an installation at the highest altitude (4600 m.a.s.l.), ABB’s GMDs are well positioned to contribute to the building of larger and ever more powerful mills. — Leading the gearless mill drive evolution The ABB gearless mill drive (GMD) is the most powerful ...

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