SHERPA for Mineral Processing 2020
Sherpa for Mineral Processing Plants is an engineering-based, menu-driven application that uses project, feed, and site parameters supplied by the user to estimate the operating costs and capital expenditures of a mineral processing plant.
Operating costs include those associated with wages, salaries, supply consumption, and equipment operation. Capital expenditures cover equipment purchase and installation, site work, buildings, construction management, administration, and design and engineering.
Working with the information provided by the evaluator, the program first suggests a flowsheet based upon both the type of deposit, the suite of commodities, and the ore and gangue minerals.