Calculation of the power draw of dry multi-compartment ball mills
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Hacettepe University
Publication date: 2004-01-01
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Ş. Levent Ergun   

Hacettepe University, Department of Mining Engineering, Ankara, Turkey
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2004;38(1):221–230
In this paper, a new approach for the calculation of the power draw of cement grinding ball mills is proposed. For this purpose, cement grinding circuit data including the operational and design parameters were collected from 14 industrial ball mills, ranging in diameters from 3.2 to 4.8 m. The ball loads within the mills were measured by different methods proposed in the literature and power draw of each mill were calculated. The results showed that power draw of the cement mills could accurately be predicted by the method proposed in this study