Ores are becoming extremely variable with mineralogy, hardness disturbing the grinding, and flotation circuits. The current grinding and flotation sensors provide large amounts of data for process optimization. Adding the right context and operational events enables to augment to operational knowledge for proactive actions for improving the performance of the grinding and flotation circuits.
By measuring, managing these unproductive times, people find new ways of avoiding them improving the profitability of the plant. The inFORMAtion created by the real time analytics enables to calculate Recovery in real time and to develop predictive analytics models to find the best operating condition based on the type of ore currently mined. The creation of new workflows and collaboration between mining and concentrator plant and the enterprise including services providers are enabled.
Machine Learning pervades our culture in a multitude of ways, through tools and practices from medical diagnosis and data management to speech synthesis and search engines. A novel approach of using machine learning techniques coupled with dynamic process models in grinding Dynamill and Dynaflote a new operation integrated grinding model is achievable and implemented.
These days of remote operations having the capability to integrate mining operations from the drilling to the product delivery is a blessing. People can work from the houses supporting the operations and staying safe and healthy with the families. Mines are in remote difficult to get places. SMEs today can increase the productivity by developing predictive models to classify the operating conditions due to large variations in their ores and catch the hidden production, energy and water losses by equipment, type of ore, support and unmeasured disturbances. People are calling this strategy Follow the Money strategy to be able to survive and to adapt to these unforeseen forcing factors affecting the communities and support (Plourde, 2017).
We will present the application of a Digital Plant Twin to Mining, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgical Process.