AMIT 130: Class 10

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Mill Operations class demonstration – Start Up and Shutdown of Process
  • Mill Operations program Graduation
  • Mill Operations program – Graduate interviews with Employers

Objectives

Mill Operations class demonstration

  • Demonstrate start up and shutdown procedures of the full scale process. (Presented for graduation attendees and Mining company representatives)

Graduate interviews with Employers

  • Perform interviews with mining company representatives

Activities

  • Student led demonstrations of full scale process unit start up and shutdown utilizing procedures
  • Student led demonstration of proper communication techniques utilized by mill operators

Handouts

None

Homework

None

AMIT 130: Class 9

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Mill Operations Overview
  • Review Mill Flowsheets – Variables
  • Basic Mill Controls – Variables

Objectives

Mill Operations Overview

  • Describe methods used to measure the “performance” of the process

Basic Mill Controls – Variables

  • Demonstrate use of instrumentation to monitor performance of the process
  • Demonstrate knowledge of performance criteria
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mill efficiency as it relates to cost/production

Activities

  • Instructor led discussion of mill performance monitoring
  • Instructor led descriptions of efficiency as it relates in typical mills
  • Student led discussions of mill performance measures and targets

Handouts

Homework

  • Review cost vs. production
  • Review production efficiency factors

AMIT 130: Class 8

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Mill Operations Overview
  • Review Mill Flowsheets
  • Basic Mill Troubleshooting

Objectives

Mill Operations Overview:

  • Describe methods used to determine the “state” of the process
  • Describe upstream and downstream effects of typical abnormal

Basic Mill Troubleshooting:

  • Students demonstrate use of structured troubleshooting method
  • Students demonstrate solving “most probable cause” for an event
  • Students demonstrate documenting and recording troubleshooting effort

Activities

  • Instructor led discussion of troubleshooting guidelines and tools
  • Instructor led descriptions of abnormal events in typical mills
  • Student led discussions of troubleshooting process and documentation

Handouts

Homework

  • Class Troubleshooting Guidelines and Tools for questions at next class
  • Troubleshooting problem at home or work

AMIT 130: Class 7

Mill operations screen

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Mill Operations Overview
  • Review Mill Flowsheets
  • Responses to Abnormal Operations

Objectives

  • Describe what represents “normal” and “emergency” operations.
  • Describe methods used to determine the “state” of the process.
  • Describe typical responses to abnormal operations of a circuit.
  • Describe upstream and downstream effects of typical abnormal.

Activities

  • Instructor led descriptions of abnormal operations in typical mills
  • Student led descriptions of upstream and downstream consequences of circuit upset
  • Identification of conditions resulting in an upset or abnormal process operations

Handouts

Homework

  • Review mine #1 mill flowsheet for questions at next class.
  • Review mine #2 mill flowsheet for questions at next class.

AMIT 130: Class 6

MillOps students

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Mill Operations Overview
  • Review Mill Flowsheets
  • Normal & Emergency Operations

Objectives

  • Describe inputs and outputs from mill
  • Describe major processes performed in the mill
  • Describe typical circuits used in the mill
  • Describe what represents “normal” and “emergency” operations

Handouts

Activities

  • Student led descriptions of equipment and process in typical mills
  • Identification of conditions resulting in an emergency

Homework

  • Review POGO mill flowsheet for questions at next class
  • Review Ft. Knox mill flowsheet for questions at next class

 

 

AMIT 130: Class 5

2017 MillOps students tour POGO mine
2017 MillOps students tour POGO mine

Lesson Plan

Agenda

Local mine tour #2

Objectives

Prepare for mine tour:

  • Demonstrate proper PPE.
  • Review safety procedures on mine property.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior and conduct while at the mine site.
  • Formulate questions for onsite tour.

Handouts

Activities

  • Preparation for the mine #2 tour
  • Mine #2 tour

Homework

  • Prepare notes from POGO Mine Tour for review at next class
  • Review POGO mill flowsheet for questions at next class

AMIT 130: Class 4

2017 MillOps students touring Ft Knox mine
2017 MillOps students touring Ft Knox mine

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Review Process Unit – Tracing and Drawing of PRT system
  • Review Process Unit – Control systems and function
  • Review Process Unit – Start up and Shut down procedures

Objectives

Process Technology full scale shop process (PRT process)

  • Describe control systems and function with regard to PRT process.

Demonstrate Process Unit P&ID drawing.

  • Increase accuracy of P&ID drawings.
  • Display and describe proper drawings.

Process Unit Procedures

  • Describe proper procedure structure and elements.
  • Present proper procedure template and steps

Work Permit and LOTO

  • Demonstrate Work Permit system knowledge
  • Demonstrate LOTO system knowledge

Handouts

Activities

  • PRT Process Unit P&ID drawing exercise – redline for accuracy
  • Procedure development – student created procedures are reviewed for proper structure and content
  • Work Permits and LOTO exercise

Homework

PRT Process Unit P&ID drawing exercise – continue for review at next class

2nd Local Mine Overview

2nd Local Mine PPE preparation for mine site tour

AMIT 130: Class 3

2017 MillOps students touring Ft Knox Mine
2017 MillOps students touring Ft Knox Mine

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Process Unit – Tracing and drawing of PRT system
  • Process Unit – Control systems and functions
  • Process Unit – Startup and Shutdown procedures

Objectives

Review Process Technology full scale shop process (PRT process)

  • Examine examples of specific areas or parts of the Process Safety process
  • Review major equipment of PRT process
  •  Review control systems and function of PRT process

Process Unit P&ID Drawing

  • Employ proper symbols and drawing methods
  • Review drawings for accuracy

Handouts

Activities

  • PRT Process Unit P&ID drawing exercise
  • Procedure development

Homework

PRT Process Unit P&ID drawing exercise – continue for review at next class.

AMIT 130: Class 2

The tour group outside on mine property
2017 MillOps students on Great Northwest Tour

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Local mine tour review
  • Gravity separation review
  • Process Unit – Tracing and drawing of PRT system

Objectives

Local Mine Tour Review:

  • Identify additional safety systems or equipment used at the mine
  • Describe examples of specific areas or processes at the mine site
  • Describe major equipment used at the local mine site.
  • Describe circuits used in the mill at the mine site.

Gravity Separation Review:

  • Review gravity separation process – Gold Panning
  • Explain translating gold pan results to Placer operations
  • Identify sluice box components

Process Unit P&ID Drawing:

  • Identify proper symbols and drawing methods

Handouts

Activities

  • Local mill circuit identification and purpose of circuit
  • PRT Process Unit P&ID and drawing exercise

Homework

PRT Process Unit P&ID drawing exercise – continue review for next class.

AMIT 130: Class 1

Students touring a POGO mine
2017 MillOps students touring POGO mill

Lesson Plan

Agenda

  • Mine tour
  • Gold panning demonstration

Objectives

  • Prepare for mine tour:
    • Demonstrate proper PPE.
    • Review safety procedures on mine property.
    • Formulate questions for onsite tour.
  • Gravity Separation
    • Demonstrate effective gravity separation technique using gold pan, water and material.
    • Distinguish proper results of pan operation.
    • Translate gold pan results to placer operation.

Handouts

Activities

  • Preparation for local mine tour
  • Local mine tour
  • Gravity separation demo (gold panning)

Homework

  • Prepare notes from local mine tour for the next class.
  • Review local mine mill flowsheet for questions during next class.
  • Review gold panning activity for questions about gravity separation at next class.