Bond Ball Mill Index Test

Measuring ore grindability in balls mills.

The Bond Ball Mill Work Index is a measure of the resistance of the material to grinding in a ball mill. It can be used to determine the grinding power required for a given throughput of material under ball mill grinding conditions. It is a 'locked cycle' test conducted in closed circuit with a laboratory screen.

The Bond Ball Mill Work Index can be used in the design calculations and simulations using JKSimMet of a new grinding circuit. A Bond Ball Mill Work Index may also be used in the simulation and optimisation of existing mill(s) and the associated grinding circuit(s).

Sample Requirements: A minimum of 10 kg of material crushed to nominally minus 10 mm is preferred. JKTech would stage crush the sample to minus 3.35 mm, as required for the Bond Ball Mill Work Index test feed. When a JK Drop Weight Test is also being carried out, sufficient sample should be available from the JK Drop Weight Test residue.