Institute TOMS became a title sponsor of the International Conference “Plaksin Readings – 2023” which was held in Moscow on October 2nd – 5th.
September 11, 2023, the President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, took part in launching two landmark mining projects. They are Stage II of the gold plant within Pavlik mining and processing complex, and the concentrator plant of Udokan mining and metallurgical complex. Both projects were implemented on the basis of the process solutions developed by Institute TOMS.
In December 2022 Institute TOMS successfully proved its expertise for compliance with requirements GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2019 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”
Ore physical and mechanical characteristics study:
- Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS), MPa;
- Autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding parameters using Starkey’s method: full SAG Design Test (SDT), SAG Variability Test (SVT);
- Bond Ball Mill Variability Work Index for a SAGDesign product – Bond Variability Test (BVT);
- Drop weight breakage parameters using JKTech Pty Ltd method – Drop Weight Test (DWT);
- Drop weight breakage parameters using SMC Pty Ltd method – SMC Test (SMC);
- Bond Crushing Work Index test (CWi);
- Bond Rod Mill Work test (RWi);
- Bond Ball Mill Work test (BWi);
- Bond Abrasion Index (Ai);
- Point Load Test (PLT);
- Ultrafine grinding parameters using stirred mills Netzsch-IsaMill, FLS-VXP (laboratory and pilot plant installations);
- Pilot tests using High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR, Köppern);
- Crushing and grinding circuits simulation using different software packages: JKSimMet, Bruno, UsimPac, Molycop.
The testing results are used in comminution circuits design for processing plants under construction (process design basis, project design, and feasibility study) and optimization of crushing and grinding equipment at operating plants.
Leading manufacturing plants and engineering companies accept and apply the obtained indices as input data for equipment sizing and selection.
Institute TOMS enters the international SAG Design Consulting Group and performs SAGDesign Tests in the CIS and other countries.