Maximising system-value

While Grade Engineering provides new value based options for manipulating insitu grade and delivering improved productivity, it can also be perceived as creating increased complexity. A high level of user defined options and dynamic scenarios challenges current practice.

programs 4 system valueThe disruptive and dynamic opportunities that coarse separation delivers through Grade Engineering® requires a more effective approach to whole of system control and execution.

The disruptive nature of having new options to applying coarse separation early in the mining and extraction cycle can appear to introduce ‘complexity’ compared to current practice. Coarse separation can be used to address a range of bottlenecks or financial targets which depend on the operating mode and maturity of individual operations (including pre-feasibility). Introduction of on-line information from coarse feed streams also introduces new data flows into control systems.

The objective is to integrate outcomes from the other Programs into management execution systems (MES) that can be used by operational decision makers to maximise efficiency and value. The dynamic nature of coarse separation as an optional process makes it especially suitable for scenario planning and options analysis.

The ultimate aim is to generate tools and knowledge that can be used to capture and manage the disruptive outcomes of Grade Engineering® as part of an overall business solution approach. This includes working with centres of expertise in organisational design and change management to ensure the benefits of disruptive new technologies can be sustained in what are often entrenched operating cultures.

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Program Coodinator
Program 4: Separate
Maximising system value
Ben Adair
crcore@crcore.org.au

  • Improving feed quality

    New and novel testing, measurement and mapping technologies to characterise and quantify waste and ore for coarse separation attributes as inputs into CRC ORE Grade Engineering® assessment and mine planning.

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  • Enabling mass separation

    Integration of operational strategies and engineering solutions to effect coarse separation in the dig and deliver interface optimised for net value.

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  • Increasing extraction efficiency

    New processing circuit designs, integrated simulation capabilities and operational control systems to exploit changes in grade and other physical properties resulting from Grade Engineered feed streams.

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  • Maximising system-value

    While Grade Engineering provides new value based options for manipulating insitu grade and delivering improved productivity, it can also be perceived as creating increased complexity. A high level of user defined options and dynamic scenarios challenges current practice.

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  • Implementation at mine sites

    CRC ORE, through its collaborative partnerships, undertakes testing at mine sites around the world as the platform for its research and development.

    These studies continue to expand, as they provide the ideal environment for industry, research and commercial partners to develop and validate step change technologies.

    Projects such as these are only possible through a large scale collaborative effort, and this structure ensures the developed technologies are shaped and validated by operating mine sites and commercial providers in a way that directly addresses the industry’s requirements.

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