Automatic Control of Semi-Autogenous Grinding at Los Bronces

Toro HCH, ; Von Borries GH,
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1985
A brief description of the semi-autogenous grinding (SAG;) facilities of Compania Minera Disputada de Las Condes is given. A data-logging and computer system was connected to the plant inter facing the existing analog control system in a supervisory s, control philosophy. The development of a control straiov,v t,) maintain maximum power of the SAG mill atsubjected to process restrictions is shownThe present control scheme is discussed inalgorithm was designed based on correlations onLween vartaoles. Associated with this, a direct level of control was developed be, on classical control algorithms, process inter-active tuning has been included. Also, an algorithm to prevent overloading of the is discussed. Control scheme tests are presented in comparison t manual operator control under the same conditions. It is shown t the control strategy gives a more stable operation and a higher plant throughput.
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