Masterclass - From diagnosis to debottlenecking: How we de-constrain underperforming circuits

Masterclass presented at the CMP (Canadian Mineral Processors) conference on January 21, 2021.

 

Context

 

Poor plant performance is a result of: 

  • Lack of understanding of the process 
  • Poor benchmarking 
  • Not challenging the norm 
  • Poor control 

Our approach to debottlenecking and optimising operations is by: 

  1. Getting the basics right – i.e. control, operating conditions etc.
  2. Understanding the constraints – use benchmarking to identify the opportunities 
  3. Focusing on stability
  4. Pushing the limits of assets – i.e. power utilisation, operating parameters etc.

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For more information please contact Dr. Rajiv Chandramohan.

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