Rem: Revista Escola de Minas
Print version ISSN 0370-4467
RIBEIRO, Farley Santos; RUSSO, José Francisco Cabello and COSTA, Thiago. High pressure grinding rolls for iron ore. Rem: Rev. Esc. Minas [online]. 2010, vol.63, n.2, pp. 399-404. ISSN 0370-4467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0370-44672010000200027.
The Minas-Rio Project that is being implemented by Anglo Ferrous Brazil, foresees the use of HPGR (High Pressure Grinding Rolls) to grind the undersize from screening at (-25.4 mm). This application is recent for iron ore comminuting. The study described herein, took place at the Krupp/Polysius Research Center, in Germany, aiming to validate the HPGR application for iron ore, as well as to determine the main parameters used in equipment sizing. The study also aimed to assesses the impact of moisture variation on ore feed in respect to specific grinding capacity and product size distribution. The great results obtained from the sample tests that demonstrated more process stability for the work index (wi) and granulometric feed distribution variations, together with the possible financial gains from the HPGR implementation, contributed to the unrestricted approval of the HPGR application for iron ore comminuting in the Minas-Rio Project.
Keywords : Iron ore; high pressure grinding rollers.