Simulation of Steady State Performance in Flotation Plants - helping to improve plant operating performance.

JKSimFloat is a general purpose computer software package for the simulation of flotation plant operations. The package is designed to service the diverse needs of plant and development metallurgists, design engineers, researchers and consultants.

JKSimFloat integrates tasks associated with data analysis, plant design and optimisation as well as circuit simulation in one software package. It is fully interactive and operates with high-resolution colour graphics. These graphics facilitate the display of detailed flotation flowsheets and accompanying information, allowing for easy interpretation of simulation data.

The models behind JKSimFloat have been applied to over 100 flotation operations world-wide in commodities including base metals (e.g. lead, zinc, copper, nickel) and precious metals (e.g. gold, platinum). The JKSimFloat modelling package has helped users improve plant operating performance with significant increases in grades and recoveries.

JKSimFloat Allows the User to:

  • Build a graphic-based flowsheet of the processing plant and test its performance
  • Analyse batch cell and flotation plant data
  • Mass balance on a size by assay basis to achieve the best consistent data set
  • Fit model parameters to the available data
  • Assign machine criteria and model parameters to each plant case study
  • Simulate the effect of changes in the flowsheet to predict the flows, size distributions and element distributions
  • Determine flowsheet and conditions for optimum grade and recovery via simulation
  • Adjust floatability components to estimate the effect of regrinding and reagent addition

Standard Features:

  • Flowsheet created interactively on the graphics screen
  • Size by assay mass balancing
  • Models selected from a built-in library
  • Model parameters can be fitted to the plant data or specified by the user
  • Liberation data import and viewing
  • Range of data output displays and printed reports
  • Simple data transfer to other Windows-based packages
  • A range of useful tools:

- Water recovery
- Fitted Water recovery
- Entrainment
- Entrainment: Sized
- Residence Time
- Fitted Size Redistribution
- Gas holdup
- Superficial Gas Velocity and Bubble Size
- Froth Recovery
- Residence Time Distribution
- Batch Test and Nodal Analysis

Models Available:

  • AMIRA P9 flotation model
  • Floatability component model
  • Size redistribution (regrind)
  • Floatability transfer (reagent)
  • Splitter
  • Combiner

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