The Circulating Load: Practical Mineral Processing Plant Design by an Old-time Ore Dresser

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The Circulating Load: Practical Mineral Processing Plant Design by an Old-Time Ore Dresser is loaded with innovative ideas and practical solutions to some of the most troublesome day-to-day mineral processing operational challenges. From mess-free flooring systems to inventive crusher and conveyor system designs to time-saving quality control techniques, this references is full of fresh approaches to age-old problems that can inhibit mill operating performance.

Veteran metallurgical engineer Bob Shoemaker spent his 40-year career seeking out better ways to design and manage minerals processing operations. He visited dozens of plants throughout the world and witnessed some of the industry's best ingenuity at work. He also saw his share of mistakes.

Part engineering, part common sense, this treasure trove of tips and tricks presents new and smarter ways to manage minerals processing.

 

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Contents

Primary Crushers
1
How to Clean Up a Dirty Dump Pocket
2
Sampling a Ball Mill
4
Vibrating Feeders
5
Notes on Conveyors
7
Storage Bins
12
The Design and Operation of Floors
14
Determining Velocities in Pipelines the
19
Environment Controls for Grinding Mills
28
That Odious Pump
29
Never Hire a Plumber Who Claims to
31
Pilot Plants
33
Precious Metals Column and Heap
36
Sumps Pumps Etc
37
Foolproof Plug Valves
40
Design for Maintenance
42

Notes on Fines
20
Overengineering
23
Cage Mills Impactors and Hammer Mills
25
Mexican Feeders
45
Supervising the EngineerConstructor
46
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