Industrial Comminution Efficiency (ICE) Working Group
Comminution circuits currently account for the highest energy usage in the mining industry. The Industrial Comminution Efficiency (ICE) Working Group aims to standardize metrics and methodologies for the benchmarking of industrial comminution efficiency within the hard rock mining sector.
Three guidelines have been published to guide best practices for implementing common tools for hardness testing and data analysis and provide benchmarks for increasing productivity and cost-efficiency:
- Determining the Bond Efficiency of industrial grinding circuits
- Methods to survey and sample grinding circuits for determining energy efficiency
- Morrell method for determining comminution circuit specific energy and assessing energy utilization efficiency of existing circuits
To reduce both unit operating costs and unit energy consumption by applying best practices for comminution circuit analysis techniques and methods from the three published guidelines.