Model of banana screen for robust performance
Journal article, 2016
Screens are an important production unit in crushing plants. The performance of the screen is essential to the performance of the crushing plant. In this paper a mechanistic model of a banana screen is described and a novel model for screen deck configuration is presented. The developed model can be used for optimization of a screen so that it has the best possible performance with respect to different feeding conditions, in order to obtain a desired separation. The simulation results were compared to full scale test data and the conclusions from this comparison is that the screen model needs further parameters to handle the necessary screen deck configuration. An initial static model was derived to explain how the screen deck configuration will affect the screen efficiency. The modification of the screen deck parameters resulted in a better correlation both regarding size distribution and predicted capacity.