Process Control in the Mineral Industry

CIM Bulletin, 1971

N. R. THORNTON, Division Head, Instrumentation, Wright Engineers Limited, Vancouver, B.C.

This paper discusses the rapid growth in the application of instrumentation for metallurgical process control. It covers such methods as ultrasonics, pulp density measurements, on-stream X-ray analysis and reagent control, as well as the expanding use of computer control and data acquisition.
Keywords: Control, Control Systems, Controls, data acquisition, process control, ultrasonic sensor, X-ray, Installation, Plants, Process control, Process controls