Flotation 3 - Circuits

2 modules


Course Length
5 hours

Edumine Courses

11 Jun 2024



Metso, like its customers, understands the pressures imposed by rapidly changing technology, and the need to do more with less. In this new business environment, education and training programs have even greater importance in the maintenance and development of a company’s intellectual capital, arguably it’s most important asset. To address the needs of the plant operators, Metso Technology Development has developed a unique computer based training system (CBT). It focuses on generic principles aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to make safer, faster and better decisions.

Flotation 3 - Circuits is a course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. This course is the third of a suite of three courses on flotation from Metso Performance Solutions... other titles include Flotation 1 - Fundamentals and Flotation 2 - Unit Operations. A partial list of topics covered by this course include Flotation Circuit Basics, Copper Circuit Example and Copper-Zinc Circuit Example.

In recent years the mineral processing industry has downsized its labor force, installed new technology with larger equipment and incorporated plant wide automation, all in an effort to improve productivity and performance while maintaining operating cost at a minimum. As a consequence of these actions the operator is now required to make more and better informed decisions. To meet the educational needs at the mill operation level Metso has developed a Computer Based Mill Operator Education Program. The full program includes a suite of mineral processing courses for mill operators and process engineers on Grinding and Flotation which have been adapted for Web presentation on Edumine.

The program is presented by Edumine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting. For information on the courses, contact support@edumine.com. Well trained operators mean higher profits, more throughput, safer operation, better morale, better grade and recovery and improved communication.

A course for process engineers, mill operators and students. Flotation Circuits is the third of a suite of three courses on flotation theory and practice from Metso Performance Solutions. Topics include Flotation Circuit Basics, Copper Circuit Example and Copper-Zinc Circuit Example.


  • Metso Performance Solutions


Duration: 5 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Mineral Processing
Level: Specialize
Version Date: June 3, 2014


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Course Content

This course comprises 9 working sessions, of 30 - 60 minutes duration each, plus numerous figures and extensive review sessions. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 5 hours of viewing content

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the principles of operation and control of flotation circuits.
  2. Apply this knowledge to flotation plant operations.

Recommended Background

  1. A partial degree or diploma  in mining or industrial engineering or related discipline. 
  2. Successful completion of the course Flotation 2 - Unit Operations.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

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