## rod mill design calculations

EF2 Open Circuit Grinding when grinding in open circuit ball mills, the amount of extra power required, compared to closed circuit ball milling, is a function of the degree of control required on the product produced. The inefficiency factors for open circuit grinding are given in Table VIII.

EF4 Oversized Feed when being fed a coarser than optimum feed, this factor applies to rod milling and ball milling. However, the most frequent use is found in conjunction with single stage ball milling. This is the one efficiency factor that is related to Work Index as is seen in the following equation:

When available, use the Work Index from a grindability test at the desired grind for Wi in equation 9. For equation 11, use either the Work Index from an impact test or a rod mill grindability test, whichever is higher. For equation 12, use the Work Index from a rod mill grindability test, since this more represents the coarse fraction of the feed; if not available then use the ball mill grindability test results.

This factor always applies to low ratios of reduction but its application to high ratios of reduction is not always needed, but should be used for mill size selection whenever Wi from the rod mill and ball mill grindability tests exceed 7.0.

EF7 Low Ratio of Reduction Ball Hill the need to use this factor does not occur very often as it only applies to ball milling when the Ratio of Reduction is less than 6. This shows up particularly in regrinding concentrates and tailings. The equation for this is:

EF8 Rod Milling a study of rod mill operations shows that rod mill performance is affected by the attention given to preparation and feeding a uniform top size feed size to the mill and the care given to maintaining the rod charge. This efficiency factor has not been definitely determined. In selecting rod mills based upon power calculated from grindability tests, the following procedure has been recommended:

EF8 The rod mill feed will be prepared by closed circuit crushing and the rod mill will be in a rod mill-ball mill (or pebble mill) circuit with no intermediate concentration stage so no EF8 factor need be applied. If it were just a rod milling circuit or if there were an intermediate concentration stage between the rod and the mill a 1.2 factor would apply.

Referring to Table V two mills will be required. The preliminary rod mill selection would be a 3.66 meter (12 foot) inside shell 3.46 meter (11.35 foot) diameter inside new shell liners. Referring to Table IX the EF3 (Diameter Efficiency) factor is 0.931.

Referring to Table V the 3.66 m x 4.88 m rod mill with 4.72 m (15.5 ft.) long rods calculates to draw 972 HP when carrying a 40 percent rod charge with a worn-in bulk density of 5606 kg per cubic meter (350 pounds per cubic foot). 1031 HP is required. Therefore, increase mill length by 0.3 meters (1 foot).

Therefore, use two 3.66 meter (12 foot) diameter inside shell 3.46 meter (11.35 foot) diameter inside new shell liners by 5.18 meter (17.0 foot) long overflow rod mills with a 40 percent by mill volume rod charge with 5.02 meter (16.5 foot) long rods.

These mills are required to prepare ball mill feed. With pebble milling the pebble portion of the product does not go thru the rod mill thus the rod mill feed rate is reduced by 30 metric tonnes per hour (6% of 500 metric tonnes per hour).

Therefore, use two 3.66 meter (12 foot) diameter inside shell 3.46 meter (11.35 foot) inside new shell liner by 4.88 meter (16 foot) long overflow rod mills with a 40 percent by mill volume rod charge with 4.72 meter (15.5 foot) long rods.

## ball mill design/power calculation

The basic parameters used in ball mill design (power calculations), rod mill or anytumbling millsizing are; material to be ground, characteristics, Bond Work Index, bulk density, specific density, desired mill tonnage capacity DTPH, operating % solids or pulp density, feed size as F80 and maximum chunk size, productsize as P80 and maximum and finally the type of circuit open/closed you are designing for.

In extracting fromNordberg Process Machinery Reference ManualI will also provide 2 Ball Mill Sizing (Design) example done by-hand from tables and charts. Today, much of this mill designing is done by computers, power models and others. These are a good back-to-basics exercises for those wanting to understand what is behind or inside the machines.

W = power consumption expressed in kWh/short to (HPhr/short ton = 1.34 kWh/short ton)
Wi = work index, which is a factor relative to the kwh/short ton required to reduce a given material from theoretically infinite size to 80% passing 100 microns
P = size in microns of the screen opening which 80% of the product will pass
F = size in microns of the screen opening which 80% of the feed will pass

Open circuit grinding to a given surface area requires no more power than closed circuit grinding to the same surface area provided there is no objection to the natural top-size. If top-size must be limited in open circuit, power requirements rise drastically as allowable top-size is reduced and particle size distribution tends toward the finer sizes.

A wet grinding ball mill in closed circuit is to be fed 100 TPH of a material with a work index of 15 and a size distribution of 80% passing inch (6350 microns). The required product size distribution is to be 80% passing 100 mesh (149 microns). In order to determine the power requirement, the steps are as follows:

The ball mill motorpower requirement calculated above as 1400 HP is the power that must be applied at the mill drive in order to grind the tonnage of feed from one size distribution. The following shows how the size or select thematching mill required to draw this power is calculated from known tables the old fashion way.

The value of the angle a varies with the type of discharge, percent of critical speed, and grinding condition. In order to use the preceding equation, it is necessary to have considerable data on existing installations. Therefore, this approach has been simplified as follows:

A = factor for diameter inside shell lining
B = factor which includes effect of % loading and mill type
C = factor for speed of mill
L = length in feet of grinding chamber measured between head liners at shell- to-head junction

Many grinding mill manufacturers specify diameter inside the liners whereas othersare specified per inside shell diameter. (Subtract 6 to obtain diameter inside liners.) Likewise, a similar confusion surrounds the length of a mill. Therefore, when comparing the size of a mill between competitive manufacturers, one should be aware that mill manufacturers do not observe a size convention.

In Example No.1 it was determined that a 1400 HP wet grinding ball mill was required to grind 100 TPH of material with a Bond Work Index of 15 (guess what mineral type it is) from 80% passing inch to 80% passing 100 mesh in closed circuit. What is the size of an overflow discharge ball mill for this application?

## tubular rod mills - sciencedirect

The designs of tubular mills loaded with steel rods along its length as the grinding medium are described in this chapter. Details of operation and computations of mill capacities and the power consumption are explained with illustrative practical examples and solution of problems useful for both understanding the process and its practical operation. The importance of rod mills in comminution circuits is explained by flow diagrams and sketches. Mathematical correlations of variables are explained with examples and worked solutions.