Why choose Metso for process optimization?
45+ process engineering experts with over 150 technical papers published
Extensive database of operational insights from over 500 global projects
Products and services that are made to work together seamlessly
Designing and delivering customized performance-based solutions
Optimization in mining is a flexible practice, which can focus on bottlenecks, downstream impact or adapting to market trends. It all starts with your goals:
Increase production: common during market booms, activities are centered on debottlenecking to improve availability, throughput & recovery
Reduce costs: whether for one unit or the entire system, activities include reducing energy consumption, chemical cost, water use & adapting to ore types
Improve stability: achieving consistent output is key in each stage, focus is on reducing variability and stabilizing processes across the plant
Decrease environmental impact: enabling sustainability initiatives while maximizing productivity & profitability
How mining process optimization works
No matter the size of the project, we apply our proven four step method:
- Consultation: Together, our experts help to define specific goals and uncover areas of opportunity. Detailed analysis and benchmarking is typically performed, using our state-of-art laboratories. Projects are always tailored to suit individual needs, usually centered on a key focus area:
- Solution development: Metso has developed a number of process monitoring, analysis, and control tools to help maintain optimum operations at mine sites. Utilizing these tools, custom solutions are engineered and tested through simulations.
- Implementation: All recommendations are performed safely and efficiently with the complete support of Metso experts. Risk mitigation and safety are the core focus of this stage.
- Continuous improvement: Remote monitoring can be integrated into solutions, as well support in standardizing operating procedures and training to sustain benefits over time.
Metso's process optimization tools
Boost your plant performance using SmartTag, which tracks ore types using robust RFID technology
Optimize production with VisioRock, which measures on-line conveyor belt fragmentation
Improve your flotation process performance with VisioFroth, which measures key flotation parameters
Sitting above the plant's regulatory control system, OCS-4D uses APC methods to optimize set points
Cases and blogs - Process optimization references
Metso helped increase mill throughput while decreasing energy usage by 25%
Mesto helped improve throughput forecasting and prepare for varying ore types
Metso improves recovery by 3% with advanced process control system
Assessing processes is the first step to increase production in a plant that is at capacity
Issues that can be affecting your flotation circuit and how to solve them
How to avoid blockages in the primary crusher cavity with drill and blast optimization
Consider your options to increase production - optimize, upgrade, or replace