Author Archives: Alfredo del Campo

Importance of coarse-ore stockpile design in mining mega-projects

It was surprising for me when I recently received news that in yet another world-class mining project, or mega-project, the percentage of time of plant utilization (run-time) achieved is much lower than the plant availability. To appreciate the importance of … Continue reading

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Evolution in the Design of Bulk Solid Handling Systems in Mining in the Last Two Decades

Last month we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Jenike & Johanson’s office in Chile (JJC). This landmark made me think about the huge change that most mining and engineering companies in Latin America have experienced in this period on the … Continue reading

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Storage Capacity Required in a Bin, Silo, or Stockpile

  When developing the functional design for a bin, silo or stockpile, the required live (i.e., useable) storage capacity is essential. We often find that the design criteria define the capacity without clarifying if it indicates total capacity or live … Continue reading

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