Ore Concentration

Business Problem

In ore-concentrating mills for copper production, long standing operational practice utilizing “standard recipes” leave plenty of room for optimization. Early optimization efforts result in 10% production increases with room for more.

Challenge

The ore-concentrating mill is an operationally challenging environment with operators responsible for manually setting and tuning dozens of control settings. Applying one or a few longstanding standard recipes is current best practice for operators to cope with an overwhelming complexity.

SentianController solution

SentianController utilize plant performance predictions to optimize control settings to adjust the standard recipe to variation in ore properties. Resulting in significant production gains.