The hematite ore processing plant is to produce maximum value from a given raw material. This goal can be a crushed product with certain size and shape or maximum recovery of metals out of a complex ore. The technologies to achieve these goals are classical, complementary and well defined.
A machine working in a hematite ore processing flow cannot perform better than the process environment will allow it to. Parameters like type, size and amount of feed, % solids in slurries, additives, discharge conditions etc. will always guide equipment performance and operation economy.
The choice of hematite ore processing equipment depends on the type and amount of feed material to be crushed. Jaw crushers as primary crushers used at mining operations today, although some operations use impact crushers, low-speed roll sizers and feeder breakers. Cone crushers remain the most popular for fine crushing applications, although some mines use vertical impact crushers for tertiary and quaternary crushing.
Hematite ore Processing Flow
- Mining; Mining hematite ore begins at ground level be identified by diamond drilling core samples on a grid hundreds of feet into the earth.
- Crushing; The crushed material is transferred by belt to an ore storage building, which holds up to 220,000 tons of hematite ore.
- Concentrating; A series of conveyor belts continuously feed the ore into ten large 27-foot-diameter
- Mixing; hematite ore is added to meet the requirements of steel customers in the blast furnace process
- Pelletizing; Pellets are screened to meet the size specification, with undersized or oversized pellets crushed and returned to the balling drums