Improving yield and shape in a crushing plant
Journal article, 2009
There is increasing demand to optimise yield and increase capacity of crushing plants. Research in this
area has resulted in the development of numerous optimisation tools, and resent research has shown that
the economic aspects of production have great influence on the optimisation results. The profitability of a
product is influenced by several parameters, and control of all these parameters is necessary to use some
sort of optimisation software.
In this paper, we present a case study of a typical crushing plant, with the goal of reducing the number
of crusher while keeping the plant capacity and quality. By reducing the number of crusher the plant will
need less maintenance which will decrease the operating costs. The article presents a method to combine
crushing plant simulation and optimisation with quality and economic considerations in order to successfully
study alternative configurations of the plant.