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:: Steve Morrell joins many comminution legends in the IM Technology Hall of Fame

 

Steve Morrell is the 2018 Comminution inductee into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. He joined the JKMRC as a Master’s student some 30 years ago. His project was to extend the AG/SAG mathematical model developed by Kam Leung. He continued to a PhD in which he aspired to answer all of the relevant SAG questions i.e.. modelling, ore characterisation, power, dynamics etc. However these ambitions would comprise at least five doctoral projects. After extended debate, he concentrated on measurement and prediction of AG/SAG power mill draw. This was a highly contentious issue at the time. Steve’s project converted power measurement and prediction for AG/SAG mills into “business as usual” and the power model was incorporated into JKSimMet. He also developed the Variable Rates SAG mill model which is still standard in JKSimMet. Steve was a member of the project team which received the Aus IMM Operations Mineral Industry Operating Technique Award for the development of JKSimMet.

With AMIRA, Steve and his team made major contributions to comminution, classification and even to liberation as part of the CMTE Fine Grinding project.

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