Control optimization for a SAG mill at the Raglan mine
The Raglan Mine operates several nickel mines north of the 60th parallel, in Northern Québec and Nunavik. Given their remote locations, these mines must be self-sustaining and stable to maximize operational profitability. In 2012, Raglan Mine encountered instability issues with one of its semi-autogenous shredders because of variations in ore composition. Unfortunately, this instability led to a drop in productivity, equipment breakage, premature wear of mill cladding, increased energy costs and, finally, a marked reduction in the volume of processed ore.
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