SAG Conference 2023

September 24-28, 2023
Vancouver, Canada

Hatch is excited to be sponsoring and presenting at the prestigious SAG Conference, to be held in Vancouver Canada, from September 24-28, 2023.

The conference will bring together mineral processing professionals from around the world with a focus on evolving comminution towards a sustainable future.

In collaboration with our clients, Hatch is presenting three papers. Two additional papers will be published in the conference proceedings. These five papers describe the methodologies applied, and positive change delivered, to clients providing optimization from mine-to-mill, improved crushing and grinding performance, and more accurate throughput forecasting for strategic long-term planning and optimization over the life-of-mine.

Hear our Hatch experts present in the sessions below and read more in the published papers:

Session 2 - Operations Optimization and Design

Topic – Review and Optimization of the Hudbay Constancia Comminution Circuit
Presenter – Roberto Valle
Hatch Authors – Walter Valery, Roberto Valle, Kristy Duffy, E. Wang, Claudia Plasencia
Hudbay Authors – M. Medina, G. Sotomayor, V. Manchego, J. Bonilla,
Time – 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Date – Monday, September 25, 2023

Session 15 – Geometallurgy & Mine-to-Mill

Topic – Integrated Mine-To-Mill Optimization of Toromocho Operation at Minera Chinalco Peru
Presenter – Roberto Valle
Hatch Authors – Walter Valery, Roberto Valle, Benjamin Bonfils, and Claudia Plasencia
Chinalco Authors – *D. Fangrong, D. Yang, A. Muñoz
Ti me – 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Date – Thursday, September 28, 2023

Topic – Full Mine-To-Mill Optimization & Continuous Improvement of Lundin Mining's Chapada Operation in Brazil
Presenter – Glauber Julio Evangelista (Lundin Mining)
Hatch Authors – Walter Valery, Roberto Valle, Rodrigo Hayashida, Benjamin Bonfils, Kristy Duffy, and Claudia Plasencia
Lundin Authors – G. Evangelista, A. Moreira, F. Moura, I. Souza, F. Resende, P. Henrique, J. Corsini, A. Ribeiro,
Time – 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Date – Thursday, September 28, 2023

Additionally, in the conference proceedings:

Topic – Developing an Advanced Throughput Forecast Model for Minera Los Pelambres
Hatch Authors – Walter Valery, Roberto Valle, Rodrigo Hayashida, Benjamin Bonfils, Claudia Plasencia
Minera Los Pelambres Authors – L. Rodriguez, M. Morales

Topic – Real-Time Estimation of SAG Mill Charge Characteristics for Process Optimization
Authors – Paul Toor, Walter Valery, and Kristy Duffy (Hatch) and S. Morrell (SMC Testing)

SAG conferences, which are very well regarded and attended, have been held in Vancouver roughly every four years since 1989. Hatch specialists have authored a total of 37 papers at those conferences. These papers are presented in conjunction with our clients, demonstrating the achieved benefits, and providing a significant contribution to the industry. The papers can be viewed on Papers.

We look forward to meeting all the attendees at the conference to explore further opportunities in the mining industry to create a sustainable future.

For registration and further information please visit: SAG Conference Vancouver – Semi-Autogenous and High Pressure Grinding Technology

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