Core stumbling blocks of the mining industry
Every mining operation has a unique grinding process, but the industry is seeking a way to reduce production costs and carbon footprint by implementing more energy efficient fine regrinding solutions. Besides the energy savings, the fine regrinding solution provides a leading edge in enhancing metallurgical efficiency and quality for a wide variety of complex ore bodies.
However, the majority of the mine sites are finding difficulty in shifting the onus on performance ownership from concept to execution. With the growing complexities in the plant design and project-specific regulations, many projects face the risk associated with over/under-estimated MTOs due to a lack of know-how or expertise to deliver integrated high-performance plants. A prolonged execution period is one of many factors leading to cost escalation.
A blueprint for future
At Metso, we know that the only real measure of our worth is in the results we deliver to our customers. As a technology provider in many high-profile fine grinding and classification solution projects, Metso identifies the need to break through the traditional project execution concept which is constrained by limited integration capabilities of various stakeholders in managing the life cycle operations (O&M).
Stirred mill is the key solution in minerals processing for fine or ultrafine grinding. Metso offers a clear regrinding scope and repeatable solution which includes slurry classification, grinding, slurry pumping, and particle analysis. Stirred mill plant units offer a simplified design and supply concept using the “coarse slurry in and fine slurry out” mindset.