Unlike manufacturing, mineral processing plants do not have consistent feed. The feed disturbance (type, size distribution, moisture) is usually the most significant, resulting in influencing plant capacity and the introduction of disturbances to the plant control schemes.
Theory of Constraints is mostly inapplicable in this domain. DYNMICA has the knowledge of:
+ The interconnections of the plant are more complex than a production line.
+ The nature of the feed type will determine the bottleneck of the plant.
+ The feed type will change frequently and significantly.
+ The bottleneck will move around with similar frequency.
Providing the capability to:
+ Measure current plant capacity utilisation in real-time and average.
+ Assess the proportion of time parts of the plant constraint capacity.