SAG Conference 2015

The 6th International Conference on Semi-Autogenous and High Pressure Grinding Technology was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on September 20th to September 24th, 2015.

This Operator's Conference follows previous ones held in 1989, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

Proceedings, revised papers

Two papers in the Proceedings have been revised. These are freely (& publically) available for download.

  • Paper 38-Development of the Detour Lake Grinding Circuit-Integration of the Comminution Testwork Results and the Metallurgical Testwork Program
  • Paper 42-QdX4, A Mechanical Drive Train Solution for High-Powered Grinding Mills
  • Paper 43-Increasing Throughput Reducing Energy Consumption and Minimizing Wear on Grinding Mills with an Advanved Ring-Geared Mill Drive Control

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    Summary of sessions

    Technical program (Download PDF) revised 2015-09-15

  • Session 1: Energy of Comminution - General
  • Session 2: Geometallurgy
  • Session 3: Pre-Concentration
  • Session 4: Test Work and Ore Characterization - SAG Mills
  • Session 5: Test Work and Ore Characterization - HPGRs
  • Session 6: Discrete Element Modelling
  • Session 7: Modeling and Simulation
  • Session 8: Comminution Circuit Design
  • Session 9: Mill Drives
  • Session 10: Mill Liners
  • Session 11: Autogenous Grinding
  • Session 12: Fine Grinding
  • Session 13: Plant Start-Up - AG/SAG Mill Circuits
  • Session 14: Plant Start-Up - HPGR Circuits
  • Session 15: SAG Pre-Crushing
  • Session 16: Process Control
  • Session 17: Operating Practices
  • Session 18: SAG/AG Circuit Optimization Part One
  • Session 19: SAG/AG Circuit Optimization Part Two
  • Session 20: HPGR Circuit Optimization
  • Session 21: General Interest

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