Continuous Monitoring of Mineral Processes with Special ...

the only grinding control is to maximize the power drawn by the mill. Unfortunately, the relation between power and grinding performance is a complex and non-linear function. Development of advanced control systems has helped the situation considerably. However, these systems still are

Implementation of a Multivariable Controller for Grinding ...

ADVANCED CONTROL STRATEGY The Advanced Control Strategy "Profit BALL" was implemented using "RMPCT Profit Controller" from Honeywell, which has already been used successfully in SAG mill control. The operational objective for this strategy is: "To stabilize the circuit operation, with product particle size below a specified limit and aimed to ...

A Lecture on Model Predictive Control

Multivariable Control Distributed Control System (PID) FC PC TC LC Determine plant-wide the optimal operating condition for the day Make fine adjustments for local units Take each local unit to the optimal condition fast but smoothly without violating constraints MPC. Local Optimization

Annual Report Codelco 2011

Kairos also supported a Yamana Gold operation, located in Brazil, providing advice on the implementation of a multivariable control system for its SAG mill. In 2012, Kairos will continue supporting the implementation of the Concentrator Automation programme at Codelco, which should be completed in 2013. MIRS Mining Industry Robotic Solutions S.A.

The Non-Linear adaptation of a Multi-Variable Predictive ...

SmartGrind TM controller is a marriage of multivariable predictive control (MPC) with techniques that provide ... Controlling a SAG mill is a non-linear problem near capacity constraints. Designing a controller that addresses the above issues can be split into 2 groups.

Andrés Chacc - Las Condes, Región Metropolitana de ...

"Modeling of SAG mill performance based real-time image from ore size distribution measurement" ... early failure detection and multivariable process analysis. Taught by CONTAC Ingenieros ... For outstanding and ongoing support to the development of advanced control systems in Milling, Flotation and Dam areas . Idiomas

Process Control of Ball Mill Based on MPC-DO

The grinding process of the ball mill is an essential operation in metallurgical concentration plants. Generally, the model of the process is established as a multivariable system characterized with strong coupling and time delay. In previous research, a two-input-two-output model was applied to describe the system, in which some key indicators of the process were ignored.

Advanced Controller for Grinding Mills: Results from a ...

Ciprano et al 1989, Rajamani et al 1991). The first successfully implemented multivariable process control (MPC) is described for a SAG mill circuit in a bauxite processing refinery at Wagerup, Australia (Refs: Gopinath, Mathur et al, 1995 and Le Page, Freeman et …

A Control System for the Ball Mill Grinding Process Based ...

Stable control of the ball mill grinding process is very important to reduce energy losses, enhance operation efficiency, and recover valuable minerals. In this work, a controller for the ball mill grinding process is designed using a combination of model predictive control (MPC) with the equivalent-input-disturbance (EID) approach.

Profit – Software for Advanced Control, Optimization and ...

Profit® Technologies stabilize, optimize and improve the operation for a more profitable business. From blending, movements and advanced process control to plant-wide optimization and condition-based monitoring, Honeywell's software enable facilities to achieve and maintain excellent operations.

Model Predictive Control - Rockwell Automation

The behavior of the SAG mill circuit is multivariable i.e. exhibit complex interactions and nonlinear behavior between the process variables. It is also dynamic i.e. delay times between variables within the process need to be considered before control actions are executed. Given these challenges, the objectives for acceptable SAG mill operation ...

Multivariable Model Predictive Control of a Simulated SAG ...

The Multivariable Predictive Controller proposed in this paper can set the SAG Mill operation in the optimal zone maximizing profits without restriction violation. The supervisory strategy finds the optimal Hold Up set-point by performing simple online calculations.

Robust Tension Control of Strip for 5-Stand Tandem Cold Mills

E. J. M. Geddes and I. Postlethwaite, "Multivariable control of a high performance tandem cold rolling mill," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Control (CONTROL '94), vol. 1, pp. 202–207, Coventry, UK, March 1994. View at: Google Scholar

multivariable controller for sag mill

multivariable controller for sag mill. Model Predictive Control - Rockwell Automation. The behavior of the SAG mill circuit is multivariable i.e. exhibit complex interactions and nonlinear behavior between the process variables. It is also dynamic i.e. delay times between variables within the process need to be considered before control actions ...

Optimal Speed Control for a Semi-Autogenous Mill Based on ...

However, adjusting the mill speed to the optimal state presents a very challenging problem. In a SAG mill, the speed control system is a nonlinear and strongly coupled multivariable system. The proportional integral (PI) vector control method is used in the mill control system . The PI vector control method cannot meet the requirements of high ...

Control Of Grinding Mill Circuits - Minerallurgy

However, there have been numerous documented applications of advanced process control on pilot plants and industrial grinding mill circuits indicating the advantages of advanced process control. Hulbert (1983) used Inverse Nyquist array techniques to design a …

Model predictive control of semiautogenous mills (sag ...

2.4. Multivariable predictive control. In the present work, a three-input-three-output scheme of control was performed. The total water feed to the mill (the feed water flow rate was added to the dilution water flow rate, so they could be specified separately, but for the SAG mill model, the total water content was the variable of interest), the fresh ore feed rate, and the mill rotation speed ...

Model predictive control of semiautogenous mills (SAG ...

The controller response showed a suitable control behavior independent of the noisy multivariable modification. Highlights • MIMO control system design based on the MPC strategy for a SAG mill. • Control action exhibit an additional effort in the water as manipulated variable.

Model Predictive Control of SAG Mills and Flotation Circuits

Precise control of SAG mill loading and flotation cell level is critical to maximize production and recovery in mineral concentrators. While expert systems are commonly used to optimize these process operations, the underlying regulatory control is often implemented using traditional proportional-integral­

ROBUST NONLINEAR MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A …

Optimized multivariable control of an industrial run-of-mine milling circuit. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 92(6), 169–176. Cutler, C. R. and B. L. Ramaker (1980). Dynamic matrix control – A computer control algo-rithm. In: Proceedings of the Joint Automatic Control Conference. Vol. 1. San Francisco, CA.

Robust Multivariable Predictive Control Strategy on SAG ...

SAG Mill Control Strategy using Profit Controller "ProfitSAG" applications have been implemented using Honeywell technology called "Profit ControllerTM"; this is a Multivariable Predictive Control algorithm based on models, also known as RMPCT …

Sag Mill Control - Manta Controls

1. The SAG mill speed (rpm) 2. The SAG mill power (MW) 3. The SAG mill feed rate (tph) 4. The SAG mill weight (tonnes) Figure 10. The performance of Train 1 SAG Mill - before the new Manta Cube. It can be seen from this set of operational data that the mill weight varies over a wide range and this is consistent with normal operator control of a ...

AUTOMATION ADVANCED CONTROL EXPERT (ACE)

concentrator site in order to tightly control the weight in the SAG mill to promote optimum grinding. This stra-tegy has improved mill throughput by 5.9%, reduced feed variability by 5.6%, and reduced energy consumption per tonne by 5.4%. Once BrainWave was installed, the improvement was

Guilherme J. Pila de Oliveira - Advanced Process Control ...

Developed a vibration model to analyze and control SAG Mill operation with estimate output increase of up to 10% ... multivariable, matrix controller (AutoPilot) in a gold mine wet mill grinding ...

Real-time expert system a real gold mine - Control Global

For example, if the load on the SAG mill increases too much, the expert system will quickly decrease the density and feed to bring conditions back into line. Extra Revenues Realized When Northgate first put the lines under the control of the expert system, operators kept a watch on the system and made notes on areas that might be improved.

White paper, September 2015 SmartMill™: Exceed your ...

a semi-autogenous (SAG) mill. AG/SAG mills are often used as the first stage in a two- or multiple-stage grinding process, where the second stage is carried out by ... As mentioned, multivariate control in grinding mills is largely absent — despite the complexity of the grinding process, in which feed rate, mill rotation speed, ore

SAG Mill Optimization using Model Predictive Control

Control of -SemiAutogenous Grinding(SAG) mill weight is an example of an important process that exhibits many of these aspects. Maintaining the SAG mill weight at the optimum value is critical for achieving maximum grind rate efficiency and mill production (Powell, M.S., van der Westhuizen, A.P., & Mainza, A.N. 2009).

Model Predictive Control of High Power Converters and ...

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Model predictive control of semiautogenous mills (sag ...

The present manuscript focuses on the development of a multivariable control based on the MPC strategy for a semiautogenous grinding (SAG) device. A p…

Honeywell Multivariable Predictive Control Implementation ...

Grinding MPC was implemented in the SAG Mill in June 2015. This pilot application, called Phase 1, featured one of the first Multivariable Predictive Controllers to be installed in a Canadian mineral processing plant. Since the implementation of MPC, gold recovery from the gravity circuit has increased.