Flotation 2 - Unit Operations

Areas of Study: Mineral Processing

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A course for process engineers, mill operators and students. Flotation Unit Operations is the second of a suite of three courses on flotation theory and practice from Metso Engineered Services. Topics include Mechanical Flotation Cells, Column Flotation Cells, Conditioners, Regrind Mills, Cyclones and Auxiliary Equipment.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 18 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Metso, like its customers, understands the pressures imposed by rapidly changing technology, and the need to do more with less. In this new business environment, education and training programs have even greater importance in the maintenance and development of a company’s intellectual capital, arguably it’s most important asset. To address the needs of the plant operators, Metso Technology Development has developed a unique computer based training system (CBT). It focuses on generic principles aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to make safer, faster and better decisions.

Flotation 2 - Unit Operations is a course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. This is the second of a suite of three courses on flotation from Metso Engineered Services ... other titles include Flotation 1 - Fundamentals and Flotation 3 - Circuits. A partial list of topics covered by this course include Mechanical Flotation Cells, Column Flotation Cells, Conditioners, Regrind Mills, Cyclones and Auxiliary Equipment.

In recent years the mineral processing industry has downsized its labor force, installed new technology with larger equipment and incorporated plant wide automation, all in an effort to improve productivity and performance while maintaining operating cost at a minimum. As a consequence of these actions the operator is now required to make more and better informed decisions. To meet the educational needs at the mill operation level Metso has developed a Computer Based Mill Operator Education Program. The full program includes a suite of mineral processing courses for mill operators and process engineers on Grinding and Flotation which have been adapted for Web presentation on Edumine.

The program is presented by Edumine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting. For information on the courses, contact support@edumine.com.

Well trained operators mean higher profits, more throughput, safer operation, better morale, better grade and recovery and improved communication.

Course Content

This course comprises 18 short working sessions, of 30 - 60 minutes duration each, plus numerous figures and extensive review sessions. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 18 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the principles, operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of various flotation units.
  • Apply this knowledge to flotation plant operations.

Recommended Background

  • A partial degree or diploma in mining or industrial engineering or related discipline.
  • Successful completion of the course Flotation 1 - Fundamentals.

Metso Engineered Services

Metso offers a unique range of technical and consulting services to the mining industry based on the solid operating experience of our staff. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability.

Metso developed the computer based training program (CBT) for training crushing, grinding and flotation operators. The program is presented by Edumine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting.

In 2014, Metso and Edumine signed an agreement under which Edumine would integrate Metso's computer based training (CBT) videos into the online courses, and present the unique, award-winning courses online for the global mining industry.