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 solution. Besides the energy savings, fine regrinding solution provides a leading edge in enhancing metallurgical efficiency and quality for a wide variety of complex ore bodies.
However, majority of the mine sites are finding difficulty in shifting 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 lack of know-how or expertise to deliver integrated high-performance plant. A prolonged execution period is one of many factors leading to cost escalation.
A blueprint for future
At Metso Outotec, 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 Outotec 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 Outotec 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.