Power play: Energy savings in the mining industry

Constantly increasing tariffs, outages and breakdowns due to power surges, not to mention the constant change in the ore bodies’ mineralogy, all add to these costs.

“Looking at a mine’s operating costs, power consumption within the comminution circuit can contribute up to 50% of a mine’s electricity usage,” states Jonathan Smith, sales and marketing manager for comminution specialist Loesche SA.

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