Control of Mineral Processing Plants

(3 Day Training Course)

Control of Mineral Processing Plants Course


Understanding the key principles in controlling plant operations.


This course provides an in-depth explanation of typical mineral processing plants involved in base metals, iron ore, gold, uranium and mineral sands processing. Mineral processing unit operations covered include comminution circuits, screening, classification, flotation, magnetic separation and gravity concentration, etc.

Key Learning Outcomes:

There are many benefits of attending this course. Throughout the course, participants will improve their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Advanced understanding of control techniques in mineral processing
  • Integrating control strategies, instrumentation, monitoring and software
  • Tools for success
  • Implementing design change

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

DAY 1:

  1. Overview of Control in Mineral Processing
  2. Process Dynamics
  3. Conventional Control
  4. PID Controller
  5. PID Loop Tuning

DAY 2:

  1. Sampling Interval
  2. Signal Filtering
  3. Aliasing
  4. Loop Performance Monitoring
  5. SPC Notions in Process Control
  6. Field Instrumentation
  7. Design of Control Strategies

DAY 3:

  1. Multiple Feeder Control Strategy
  2. Engineering Documentation
  3. Control System Hardware
  4. Control System Software
  5. Alarms
  6. On-Stream Analysis
  7. Advanced Sensors
  8. Soft Sensors (Inferential Measurement)
  9. Expert Systems and Fuzzy Logic
  10. Model Predictive Control

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for people with some experience in the industry to gain an advanced understanding of the control of mineral processing plants. Prior knowledge on the science and engineering basics is advantages, but not essential. Suitable as a refresher and/or update of recent advances and best practices across a range of commodities

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