The Methods of the Selection of a Ball Mill’s Lining Plate

December 21, 2016

The lining plate is a key component of the ball mill, which is often worn quite badly. Thus, its wastage is high. There are several even more technical elements that have an effect on the wastage of the lining plate, only some of which can be made clear. It is important to grasp the methods of the selection of the lining plates of a ball mill.

Throughout the mineral processing plants in our country, almost all the coarse and wet grinding machines’ lining plates are metal ones, most of which are high manganese steel ones.

In metallurgy, the lining plate of the wet and fine grinding ball mill is increasingly made from diverse materials. There are other kinds of lining plates like the rubber lining plate.

The requirements of a ball mill are different in cement industry and in metallurgy. Firstly, the rotating speed of the ball mill used in cement industry should be low, most of which is 75%-80% of the critical speed of rotation. Secondly, the ball mill used in cement industry should be of small diameter and big length while the one used in the latter should be of big diameter and small length. Finally, the biggest diameter of the grinding ball in the first chamber of the ball mill used in cement industry is much smaller than that of the one used in metallurgy. Therefore, it is improper to select the lining plate made from impact hardening high manganese steel. Instead, the one made from chromium-based alloy should be promoted.

According to our investigation of hundreds of cement plants, there are some suggestions about the lining plate for you.

The diameter of a large-scale cement ball mill is more than 3.5-5 meters. It is proper to adopt the grinding head made from low-alloyed medium carbon. The lining plate of the tube can be made from high or low chromium alloy cast iron. The partition plate can be of low-alloyed medium carbon steel.

The medium-sized cement ball mill’s diameter is above 2.4-3.5 meters. It is proper to select the medium and low-alloyed medium carbon steel grinding head. You’d better adopt the high or low chromium cast iron lining plate. The partition plate can be of medium-alloyed medium carbon steel.

The small cement ball mill’s diameter is less than 2.4 meters. Its grinding head is made from medium-alloyed medium carbon steel or low chromium cast iron. The lining plate is of high or low chromium cast iron, whose service life can be 3-5 years. Its partition plate is of medium-alloyed medium carbon steel. All the lining plates of the ball mills used in cement plants should not be of non-metal mainly because most of the ball mills are used to dry grind materials with high temperature.

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