The design and optimisation of comminution circuits is a core competency of BRS and through Ted Bearman many projects have been undertaken in this area. Through the collaboration with Met Dynamics, BRS have access to a suite of proprietary processing models, including all major comminution and classification unit operations.
In terms of core comminution project areas, the main activities for BRS are:

  • Equipment design and performance assessment
  • Operational debottlenecking and process plant optimization
  • In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) studies, including analysis of IPCC versus truck and shovel options
  • Studies for comminution plants and flowsheets, including crusher performance modeling and simulation
  • Technical due diligence for equipment and systems
  • Advanced mine to product and process plant simulation using dynamic and steady-state models
  • Technology visioning, identification, roadmapping and evaluation of new technologies
  • Proof of concept engineering, evaluation and testing of innovative equipment and processes
    BRS has undertaken the following specific comminution projects for clients:
  • Open pit primary crusher review and selection
  • Review of IPCC versus static crushing options
  • Simulation of underground crusher installations and performance
  • Evaluation and design input for new crushing equipment
  • Simulation of IPCC for proposed coal and iron ore operations
  • Performance simulation for SAG pre-crush flowsheet
  • Mine to concentrator simulation for major block cave operation
  • HPGR modeling and performance assessment
  • Novel equipment review and testing, including electro-breakage
  • Blast fragmentation modelling

    Recent Projects