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MODULES


BASE/MASS BALANCE MODULE

This module performs mass balance calculations around each unit operation and includes Chemical, Mineral Beneficiation and Hydrometallurgical models.


HEAT BALANCE MODULE

This module performs heat balance calculations around each unit operation and reports temperatures and the heat contents for each stream. Heat losses and heats of reaction are also calculated and reported. It includes an extensive Thermodynamics Database and several Pyrometallurgical models.


COMMINUTION & GRAVITY SEPARATION MODULE

This module includes Crushing, Grinding, Classification, Plant Material Balances, Gravity Separation, Dense Media, Coal Preparation Washability and Liberation Models.


DYNAMIC SIMULATION & HEAP LEACHING MODULE

Dynamic simulation capability is being added to each unit operation as there is a demand for it; all operations concerned in heap leaching have already been provided with dynamic simulation. The heap leach module performs mass balances around the heap leach process including chemical reactions, precipitation and evaporation, solids and water inventories, and process controls. The model is non-steady state and generates time dependent plots of all critical variables in the operation. It includes DDE and PID Controllers, Heap Leaching, Solar Energy/Weather Module w/Solar Pond. Used to model processes that are time dependent.


CONTOURING MODULE

Used for building complex mine, stockpile, heap leach, and tailings models from DXF contour files and for displaying detailed data graphically.


MINE MODULE

The Mine Module allows import of drill-hole data, the mine block model and the mining sequence. The feed to the waste dumps, heaps, stockpiles and plant can then be taken directly from the mine. This allows dynamic simulation over the life of the mine.


METCOST, OPERATING COST MODULE

The Operating Cost Module is designed to enable the user to use the data generated by the flowsheet model to generate tables of operating costs. Costs are output in spreadsheet format and can be itemized by flowsheet section, unit operation, and cost types. A series of routines are provided in a menu structure for input, calculation, editing and output. Operating costs can be determined, at any time following the calculation of a model.


ENGINEERING MODULE

Sizes Equipment, Generates Equipment Lists, Adds Instrumentation, Generates Instrumentation Lists, Simulates Process Control System. 


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