This concept is consistent with the “Coarse Grinding” theme highlighted in the SCF and will be an offering from a collaboration with IMPTEC and UniSA to demonstrate the applicability and amenability of the IMPTEC Superfine Crusher to achieve improvements in outcomes for sponsors in various comminution applications. The technology has been developed in South Australia and has been supported by a number of influential industry players including Professor Robin Batterham in his paper from 2015. The Superfine Crusher technology, if proven successful on sponsor ores, offers the potential to provide significant cost and production improvements by reducing capital costs of comminution, reducing energy costs by up to 30 percent, providing water savings and potential reductions in maintenance costs. AMIRA, IMPTEC and UniSA will be developing a low cost demonstration of technology project where sponsors will be able to have their ore samples run through the SFC in Adelaide and downstream characterisation and testwork performed at UniSA.
Research Professor Bill Skinner