Mineral processing plants are using advanced control systems to optimize their operations. Instrumentation is a key part of it, since those instruments obtain real-time data on the processes to be used in control loops. The instruments’ data can for example be used to control valves, pumps, the addition of reagents and to add dilution water to slurries to increase the stability and efficiency of the process.
In this whitepaper we will share more information about control strategies in the flotation circuit.
Why process control?
Plant operators would like to have a predictable operation without variations in the process, to keep the production rate at the desired level. However, this perfect situation is not realistic. In a real situation, there are a lot of disturbances in the process.