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Ball Charge Design Methods

Ball Charge Design Methods
‡ Polysius for Finish Mills A formula that covers the entire mill as though it is a single compartment mill. ‡ Slegten For Finish Mills Rules for 1st Compartment and ³Transition Zone´ Formula for Remainder of 2nd Compartment

Polysius Ball Charge for Finish Mills 

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D = Ball Diameter , mm X = Distance From Feed End of Mill, m

Polysius Ball Charge Design
110.00 100.00 90.00 80.00 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Distance From Feed End of Mill, m

Ball Diameter, mm

Ball Sizes
Ball Dia.,mm 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 25 20 16 Ball Dia, inch 3.54 3.15 2.76 2.36 1.97 1.57 1.18 0.98 0.79 0.63 approx std size, inch 3.5 3 2.75 2.5 2 1.5 1.25 1 0.75 0.625

Example of Polysius Ball Charge
Ball Dia, in 3.5 3 2.75 2.5 Total C1 Partition 2 1.5 1.25 1 0.75 0.625 Total C2 Mill Length,m 1 1 1 1 4 0.5 2 1.5 3 0 3 0 9.5 21.05 15.79 31.58 0.00 31.58 0.00 100.00 4718 4788 4832 4886 4955 4999 20.52 15.62 31.53 0.00 32.33 0.00 100.00 % by Vol 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 100.00 Bulk Density, kg/m3 4500 4500 4500 4500 % by wt. 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 100.00

Slegten Ball Charge For Finish Mills
‡ Use 90 mm Balls for 20% (by wt.) of 1st Compartment Charge. ‡ Use Same number (³n´) of 80,70, and 60 mm Balls for Remainder of 1st Compartment Charge. ‡ Use ³n´ number of 50 and 40 mm Balls in 2nd Compartment. (Transition Zone) ‡ Fill Remainder of 2nd Compartment According to:

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‡ D = Ball Dia., mm ‡ X = Distance from Transition Zone, m

Slegten FM Ball Charge Design For Fine Grinding Zone
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Distance From End Of Transition Zone, m

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