Processing Plant

Streamline workflows at mineral processing plant to improve regulation compliance
Streamline workflows at mineral processing plant to improve regulation compliance


Streamline Workflows at Mineral Processing Plant to Improve Regulation Compliance

Processing at mining plants requires a delicate balance of physics, chemistry, and metallurgy working in unison to maximize recovery of the tons of minerals processed. In recent years, efforts to reduce energy, ensure chemicals are contained, and reduce carbon footprints now require contribution and collaboration from all organizational levels.

Increasing competitive pressure due to smart plant technologies and evolving environmental regulations are also recent challenges to this final stage of the mining value chain. Greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, water resource management and preserving biodiversity are all becoming major considerations in the optimization of processing plants to comply with new regulations.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How do we coordinate planning and operations to ensure the delivery of proper fragmentation and head-grade?
  2. How do we stay cost-competitive by leveraging technology and plant management systems?
  3. How do we ensure compliance with evolving environmental regulations to avoid fines and increase investor prospects?

Key Indicators in Processing Plant Optimization

Routines throughout the plant and control room must be disciplined and timely to avoid the loss of profits at the final phase of the value chain.

Below are the key indicators to consider when assessing your processing plant’s efficiency:

  1. Cost per ounce/ton
  2. P80 particle sizing
  3. Recovery time
  4. Dwell time
  5. Energy expenditure
  6. Micro stoppages
  7. Plant availability
  8. Shutdown/turnaround quality
  9. Overall Equipment Effectiveness and nameplate capacities

How Unison Mining Can Help

After considerable efforts and investments throughout the mining value chain, the mineral processing plant represents the final opportunity to manage or miss the margins.

While the processing phase is the last stop in the mining value chain, many hurdles can make or break your bottom line including the risk of non-compliance with regulatory changes.

Unison Mining’s solutions aim to help your team navigate these evolving regulations with ease, stay competitive by improving OEE and recovery time, and ensure that each risk at this final stretch is mitigated for maximum output.

Lacking data to validate or support key business decisions

Lack of knowledge to define a cohesive business or data strategy

Low speed to market and trouble adapting quickly to customer and market needs

High operational costs due to lengthy data processing times


Stockpile Management

Install controls to reduce risks associated with stockpiles including waste buildup.
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P80 Sizing

Ensure material being sent from mines to the processing plant can pass from grinding to milling efficiently and economically
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Advanced Control Rooms

Gain a bird’s eye view of process plant operations with effective utilization of visualization technology.
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Overall Equipment Effectiveness Improvement

Maximize the potential of your equipment to boost ROI and reduce inefficiencies.
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Recovery Improvement

Maximize mineral recovery by improving material handling and separation efficiency.
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Energy Optimization

Reduce energy costs and meet sustainability regulations with reduced energy consumption.
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Shutdown Management

Plan shutdown and turnaround frequencies, durations and intervals with realistic risk planning.
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Line Management

Improve line management through behavior training and coaching for enhanced worker productivity.
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Grading & Gauging

Oversee grade control to ensure that ore sent to the processing plant is of the right quality. Calibrate sensors and instruments effectively for plant operation monitoring.
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Data & Analytics Strategy

Develop a strategy to fully utilize data and analytics for processing efficiency and higher recovery rates.

Throughput Improvement

Minimize resource wastage for improved throughput and financial performance



Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

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