1. Introduction to the Metcom System
To know the technical and economic reasons for applying the Metcom System to plant grinding operations.
2. Mill Power Draw
To determine mill power draw characteristics and capabilities for rod, ball and AG/SAG mills.
3. Mill Power and Charge Level Measurements
To determine the actual mill power draw and volumetric load of your mill from plant readings and measurements.
4. Work Index Efficiency
To determine the Work Index calculations for evaluating grinding circuit efficiency, as initially developed by Mr. Fred Bond.
5. Functional Performance of Ball Milling
To determine ball mill circuit performance in terms of the elements of the functional performance equation.
6. Grinding and Plant Economics
To relate grinding circuit performance to grinding costs and the overall economics of the plant.
7. Hydrocyclone Performance
To quantitatively characterize cyclone performance.
8. Hydrocyclone Adjustments
To make adjustments to cyclones to achieve desired performance.
9. Slurry Pumping
To characterize slurry pump performance and make adjustments to achieve desired performance.
10. Existing and Required Data
To list data requirements and gather existing data on the grinding circuit.
11. Sampling and Grinding Circuit Surveys
To design, plan and carry out grinding circuit sampling surveys.
12. Sample Handling and Analysis
To develop standard procedures to carry out analyses of circuit survey samples.
13. Introduction to Grindability Testing
To identify the different objectives and types of grindability tests.
14. Bond Grindability Tests
To carry out Bond rod and ball mill grindability tests.
15. Batch Grindability Tests
To develop standard procedures to carry out on-site batch grindability tests.
16. Mass Balance Calculations
To perform computerized mass balance calculations.
17. Evaluation of Rod Milling
To evaluate alternative design variables and operating conditions for rod milling.
18. Evaluation of Circuit Classification
To evaluate ball mill circuit alternative design variables and operating conditions related to classification system efficiency.
19. Evaluation of Ball Mill Grinding
To evaluate ball mill circuit alternative design variables and operating conditions related to ball mill grinding efficiency.
20. Evaluation of Circuit Arrangements
To evaluate different grinding circuit arrangements in terms of their relative classification system, grinding, and overall circuit efficiencies.
21. Grinding Circuit Control
To define purposes for grinding process control, identify disturbances and suitable corrective actions, specify a control system, and estimate the economic benefits of improved control.
22. Evaluation of Autogeneous and Semi-Autogenous Grinding
Developed for plant metallurgical staff and operations management, as well as those who support them (e.g., technical departments and suppliers). This module provides essential knowledge and a set of skills to effectively manage AG/SAG circuit processing performance.
Please refer to the Sample for an example of a module’s detailed learning objectives.