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Addition 
Classification 
Comminution 
Tumbling
Mills 
Circuits 














PMP compact

Particulate Materials Processing 
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Description options for disperse solid systems and processes of the mechanical process engineering
are substantial. PMP provides a combination of the following
software modules for preparing information: 













PMP ParSize








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PMPParSize is the base module, which
serves to collect, visualize, edit and evaluate
fineness information about particle material systems. The basis for
describing the fineness forms the Particle Size Distribution. The
discretisation and characteristics of the distribution can be adjusted
arbitrarily. Impressive presentations help to identify essentials. Our software
enables
 to display many different views of the particle size
distribution 
 to effect changes of the particle size sequence 
 to apply characteristic values according to
DIN ISO 9276 
 functional approaches 
 evaluation of experimental series 
A summary of data in the projects allows a problemoriented administration
of all information.

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PMP ParSize Plus







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In ParSize Plus,
some useful problem solutions will be supported: 





 linking particle size distributions of
different size ranges 
 presentation of particle size distribution
concerning different kinds of quantity 
 statistics: comparisons and mean values of
particle size distributions 
 PSD Synthesis: calculation of complete
particle size distributions from different fineness values 
 calibrating and revalidating particle size distributions 
















PMP Mix n

Mixing recipe 





Calculation of
ideal mixing proportions of given components, in order to reach a target fineness
the best way possible over the entire particle size
area. Any number of components can be used. 















PMP Addition 










PMP TGM

Table and
Graphic Manager (TGM) 
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The TGManager
administrates the different views of data. The information can be
presented in graphical, tabular and flow sheet
displays, which will
be filed permanently. Important presentations can be protected. 















PMP RG

Report Generator 
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The report generator serves
to design print pages. In order to cope with different demands, all views of the TGM can be placed on one page, the
size can be adjusted and they can be equipped with a corresponding comment. Several
report pages can be administrated in the TGM. 









PMP Interface 





PMP supports the
transfer of different data: 





 particle size distributions 
 material, surface, potential,
compliant measuring data (amongst others) 
 process and operating data 






from measurement
devices, data entry and calculation programs (MS Excel ® and others) 





















PMP AC

Administration of
Characteristics 
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The module enables to record
measurement and influencing values:
 machine parameters 
 material properties 
 operating conditions 
Coherences between all characteristic values can be created easily and
presented in a persuasive manner.




























PMP FG

Formula Generator 
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The formula generator serves
to formulate functional coherences between
characteristic values. This tool is appropriate to take up known and approved
correlations between different characteristic values and to make them
available for the entire system. The functions can be
calculated in all situations in the same way. 















PMP
Addition 
PMP
compact 
Comminution 
Tumbling Mills 
Circuits 














PMP
Classification







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The modules
embrace methods for describing, evaluating and optimising classification
processes in different levels of detailedness. 


PMP Class 10

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Description of
classification conditions 





The module PMP Class 10
enables to comprehensively evaluate experimental investigations on
classification machines. The tromp curve and characteristic values (cut size,
bypass value,...) can be calculated by different balance methods. The particle
size distribution of fine and coarse products can be predicted by the
tromp curve. 















PMP Class 20 






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Comparable
descriptions of classification conditions 





The module class
20 provides methods for calculating the reduced standardized
tromp curve (bypass reduction; cut size standard). The standardised tromp
curve is useful for comparing different operating conditions. 















PMP Class 30 






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Building up
classification models 





This module is based on
Module Class 20 and allows to set up empirical models
out of descriptions in different operating states.
This model is based on an invariant standardized tromp curve and a
characteristic function of bypass and cut size. Proceeding is general
and can be applied for different classifiers such as screens, sieves, air and hydro
cyclones,... The model can also be built up from experimental
investigations and experiences. The particle size distribution of the
classification results can be predicted under changed influencing conditions. 















PMP
Addition 
PMP
compact 
Classification 
Tumbling
Mills 
Circuits 














PMP Comminution







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These modules embrace methods
for describing, evaluating and optimizing comminution processes with different
approaches. All models are based on the same interfaces, in
order to simply check different approaches on experimental
investigations. 













PMP Mill 10 










Description of particle
concentration curve 





This module serves for
describing comminution processes in analogy to the description of
classification processes. In this case, the particle concentration curve
is the characteristic curve. The particle concentration curve presents the
proportion of the density function of grinding product and feed.
This procedure is limited to processes with relative small comminution
progress and is generalized in the module Mill 20. 















PMP Mill 20 

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Description of
relative particle concentration curve 





Module Mill 20 enables to
evaluate experimental
investigations on grinding machines based on the description of a
comminution ratio and the relative particle concentration ratio regarding
one
particle size. The particle concentration curve presents the
proportion of the standardized density function of grinding product
and feed and can be calculated by experimental data. Contrary, the particle
size distribution of grinding products can be predicted by this
description.









PMP Mill 30





Building up
grinding models 





Empirical models
can be formulated corresponding to the influence values with this module.
This model is based on an invariant relative particle concentration curve
and a characteristic function by reduction ratio (regarding one
particle size).Proceeding is general and can be used for different
grinding machines. The model can be built up from experimental
investigations and experiences. The particle size distribution of the
grinding results can be predicted under modified influencing conditions. 








PMP Mill 40





Model based on Bond 





This module supports calculating
the comminution progress according to Bond. The methodology is extended under assumption of
an invariant
relative particle concentration curve, so that complete distributions of
grinding products can be displayed. 















PMP Mill 21





Description of
standardized particle concentration ratio 
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Experimental
investigations on grinding machines can be evaluated extensively by the
standardized particle concentration curve and the reduction ratio regarding
two particle sizes. The standardized particle concentration curve presents
the proportion of the transformed density function of
grinding product and feed and can be calculated by experimental data.
Contrary, the particle
size distribution of grinding products can be predicted by this
description.
















PMP Mill 31


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Model based on
the standardized particle concentration ratio 





This module serves for
formulating empirical models
corresponding to the influence values.
This model is based on an invariant relative particle concentration curve
and a characteristic function by reduction ratio (regarding one
particle size). The proceeding is general and can be applied for different
grinding machines  crusher impact mills  jet mills. The model can also be built up from experimental
investigations and experiences. The particle size distribution of the
grinding results can be predicted under changed influence conditions. 





This module
generalizes the options for describing the comminution by means of the relative
particle concentration ratio and can be applied in a wider range. Limits can be
checked easily. 

















PMP
compact 
Classification 
Comminution 
Circuits 














PMP Mill
13

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Describing Tumbling Mills 





The model PMP Mill 13
is based on the cumulative kinetics 1^{st} order and allows to
include machine parameters via the input power directly into the model. This procedure delivers
very good results on describing the operating behaviour and the scaleup
of tumbling mills. This model can be established from comparable
investigations and transferred to industrial operating conditions: 





 Bond method 






 discontinuous laboratory or pilot investigations 






 continuous pilot investigations 










PMP Mill 14


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Describing Ball Mills 





PMPMill 14 is
based on the module Mill 13 and offers additional methods and
displays for documenting, comparing and calculating ball size
compositions. 















PMP
Addition 
PMP
compact 
Classification 
Comminution 
Tumbling
Mills 














Circuits and
Flowsheets











Circuits and
complete plants can be presented in this PMP  Module. Single process
levels
are reproduced by PMP  Models of modules Class ... and
Mill ... Selected characteristics of the material flow and of machines can
be displayed structured in the flowsheet. 






PMP FS Disp 
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Presenting information in flowsheets 





PMP FS_Disp provides methods and
demonstrations for clearly presenting the material flow in circuits and
flowsheets. Selected
characteristics of the material flow and of machines can
be displayed structured in the flowsheet. 















PMP FS Sim

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Calculations in
Flowsheets 





FS Sim offers
methods and presentations for calculating steady states. These
calculations form the basis for evaluating and optimizing the
operating behaviour (machine settings, system configurations). Therefore,
an appropriate description level can be chosen for each process. 















PMP FS Editor





Creating Flowsheets 
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The Flowsheet Editor serves
for designing own process
engineering flowsheets and administrating them in a flowsheet collection.
Apart from grinding and classification machines also transportation aggregates and ventilators
can be embedded. The
machines are linked by material flows. 























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Last update: 07th August 2007
