Process Plant Design

(1 Day Training Course)


Planning and testwork for process plants


A process plant represents a substantial capital investment. It is important when establishing the design and engineering of mineral processing projects that the appropriate metallurgical testwork is undertaken early in the timeline to ensure that the ore bodies are effectively characterised and evaluated from a metallurgical standpoint. Too often these critical aspects of a resource are dealt with as an afterthought, with potentially disastrous consequences. This full day workshop is intended to provide a “how to” starting with drill care and arriving at an optimum comminution and mineral processing circuit for a project. The workshop includes lectures, workshop/discussions and simulation examples.

Key Learning Outcomes:

Attendees will gain essential knowledge of the metallurgical planning and testwork required when evaluating an ore body from the perspective of developing a metallurgical flow sheet and subsequent plant design. A process plant represents a large capital expenditure and the testwork undertaken when characterising the ore deposit needs to be efficiently planned and managed to achieve optimal flow sheet and plant design to facilitate the highest recovery and production outcomes. Detailed information is provided for undertaking design of a comminution and beneficiation circuit. Consideration is also given to the design of CIP/CIL circuits and froth floatation circuits.

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

  1. Introduction
  2. General Design Considerations
  3. Metallurgical Testwork
  4. Unit Operations in Mineral Processing
  5. Flowsheet Development
  6. Process Design Criteria
  7. Equipment Lists
  8. Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  9. Operating Costs
  10. Capital Costs
  11. Risk Analysis
  12. Plant Layout
  13. Financial Analysis
  14. Materials of Contruction
  15. CIP CIL Circuit Design
  16. Choosing the Optimum Circuit
  17. Trends with Selection of Cone Crushers

Who Should Attend?

This course are designed to suit anyone seeking key knowledge of process plant design to mining personnel. This includes new employees or those seeking to enter the industry, mid level employees that require additional information, and executives who need an overview of the industry.

Also suited to:

  • Mining personnel
  • Project managers
  • Metallurgists
  • Senior mine staff
  • Plant operating staff
  • Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Training providers
  • Technologists
  • Suppliers to the resource industry

For a brochure, further information on this course or to register please contact our training department on +61 8 9421 9000 or send an email to

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