Course: modeling and simulation of mineral processing with USIM PAC software

Learn how to find the maximum performance point of your process with our modeling and simulation of mineral processing course. Design and optimize your processes better, faster, safer with USIM PAC process simulator. Sure you will improve the recovery of your commodities, your production yields and your energy consumption.

Design and optimize efficient and sustainable mineral processing plants

Mining and metals companies are facing various challenges today conducting them to develop more complex process to achieve technical, economical and environmental goals. Process simulators are essential for providing fast and accurate solutions.

USIM PAC software assists mineral processing engineers to analyze, design and improve their plants at a whole. From crushing to flotation and hydrometallurgy, model and simulate your project or the revamping of your process with only one tool!


Case study: preliminary design of a grinding and classification circuit

  • Introduction
  • Creation of a new project
  • Flowsheet drawing
  • Phase model definition
  • Feed stream configuration
  • Level 0 models assignment
  • Direct simulation
  • Simulation results analysis
  • Equipment sizing
  • Investment cost calculation

Case study: capacity increase of a grinding and flotation circuit

  • Introduction
  • Capacity increase methodology
  • Project creation and flowsheet preparation
  • Phase model definition
  • Stream data import
  • Unit operation models assignment
  • Missing streams initialisation
  • Errors initialisation
  • Data reconciliation
  • Models calibration (ball mill, hydrocyclone, flotation)
  • Simulation of the whole calibrated plant
  • Increasing the plant capacity

Intended audience

  • Process engineers (plants, engineering companies…)
  • R&D engineers
  • Scientists
  • Students
    Concerned by process modeling and simulation in the mining industry


  • Process: basic notions on main equipment, physical and chemical processes
  • Discover USIM PAC process simulation software functionalities for design and optimization
  • Establish a data reconciliation by mass balancing
  • Learn how to model and simulate grinding, concentration processes and more
  • Training is based on documents given to the trainees
  • Using the process simulation software USIM PAC, trainees will apply the theory to solve industrial case studies


  • USIM PAC standalone license provided for the course duration
  • 7% discount applicable for USIM PAC maintenance holders
  • Approach based on real cases
  • Training in French or English or Spanish

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} 3 days

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4850 € (excl. taxes) / team
     (max 5 people)

 On demand, at your preferred
(subject to confirmation) 


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Modeling and simulation of mineral processing course is also proposed in intra-company mode. It could be run at a location that better suits you. This training course could also be customized to address your company’s interests.

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Model in one platform nearly all the mine-to-mill processing operations
from crushing to refining passing through grinding, gravity and magnetic separation, flotation, leaching and concentration.

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