Plant simulation software for minerals processing

Haver & Boecker have released plant simulation and optimisation software NIAflow for mineral processing and quarry operations.

NIAflow supports users in every engineering phase, from drafting flow diagrams for product pre-calculation, to plant start-up and simulating parameter changes. It assists operators discover the most efficient configuration for existing equipment, determine the equipment needed to increase production, and perform predictive maintenance.

By using the system to simulate the impact of different feed material scenarios on machine capacities, process parameters and product quality measures, issues can be identified before they happen – eliminating future problems.

NIAflow allows users to analyse more than 90 different process equipment pieces, from crushers and vibrating screens to material washers and conveyers. Beyond equipment, the system monitors the operation’s input, output, and waste piles. The program calculates the mass and volumetric flow rates as well as the valuable content with machine-specific operating parameters to prevent plant bottlenecks before equipment is in place.

The system’s intuitive menu control makes it easy for all levels of experience, with Haver and Boecker able to provide training if necessary.

The software is available for download on Windows-based systems. The NIAflow Aggregates version is the extensive, full version of the NIAflow simulation software that allows unlimited machine input. NIAflow Mining complements the Aggregates full version, and offers additional equipment options, such as classifying and sorting equipment.