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Mill Optimizations

Increase throughput and availability of your grinding mills by optimizing the operating parameters and by optimizing the internal wear components of the mill.

Mill Optimization

Make full use of the available operating data from modern control systems, not only to protect the vital components of your grinding mill, but also to trend and optimize the mill operation. FLSmidth experts can audit your grinding mill operation and detect any potential bottlenecks and recommend optimization steps.

Steps can be as simple as FLSmidth providing simple algorithms that mill operators can use to operate mill at peek and stable throughput, and the optimization can go all the way to installing and integrating fully automated FLSmidth ECS/ProcessExpert or PxP system and FLSmidth Impactmeter to your grinding circuit which has proven to improve mill performance and liner life.

Significant gains in grinding mill uptime can be achieved by optimizing the internal wear components, be it by changing of the liner geometry or by applying new composite wear-resistant materials. Uptime can be also improved by matching of useful life of various wear components to allow fewer stops needed for replacement. FLSmidth O&M team can by part of your liner wear monitoring program, improving your plant maintenance task planning and protecting the mill rotating body from damage by early detection of critical wear conditions.

FLSmidth experts can model and run simulations of mill charge trajectories to optimize your mill liners, as well as model mill flow and evacuation patterns and rates through discharge grates, pulp lifters, as well as through mill discharge trommels. Proven increased mill evacuation and throughput rates as well as increased life were obtained by employing specially designed composite mill internals with FLSmidth-Ludowici developed geometry and wear protection materials.