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3 Barite Grinding Mills: Which Should You Choose?

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Barite, or Baryte, is the mineral consisting of barium sulfate and is typically white or colorless. In addition to its use as a weighting agent in drilling muds, barite has more uses and, as a result, its market is growing.

pricture of barite or baryte

According to the report made by FMI, the global barite market size is estimated to be worth around US$ 1.46 Bn in 2022, and the overall market is projected to grow at a moderate CAGR of 4.0% between 2022 and 2030, totaling US$ 2.0 Bn by 2030.

global barite market in 2022

Among various barite products, barite powder is expected its dominance in the market during the forecast period. This boosts the demand of barite grinding mills.

This article will share with you several popular barite grinding mills that can accomplish appropriate size reduction need for your application and help you select the most suitable one.

Barite grinding

Barite grinding is generally divided into four types, namely, coarse powder processing (≤20 mesh), fine powder processing (20 mesh-400 mesh), ultra-fine powder processing (400 mesh-1250 mesh), and micro powder processing (1250 mesh-3250 mesh). It can be seen that the fineness of barite powder is an important consideration in choosing a barite mill. Commonly used barite grinding mills are ball mills, Raymond mills, and ultra-fine mills.

barite ball mill

Barite Ball Mill

Feeding size: ≤25mm

Discharging size: 1-200 mesh

Capacity: 0.65-615t/h

What we love:

  • Large output. And the output can be customized according to the customer’s production needs.
  • It can be used for both dry and wet grinding. Wet ball mills are usually used in paper mills to produce pulp.
  • Simple structure, easy to maintain.

What we don't like this as much:

  • The fineness of the barite powder is limited. Want finer powders, consume more energy.
  • The ball mill is noisy during operation.

barite grinding mill: Raymond mill

Barite Raymond Mill

Feeding size: ≤30mm

Discharging size: 40-400mesh

Capacity: 8-176t/shift

What we love:

  • The machine cost is not high, reducing investment costs.
  • The compact structure means smaller footprint.
  • The fineness of the finished powder is uniform, and the sieving rate is as high as 99%.
  • The application of pulse bag filter and muffler greatly reduces dust pollution and noise, making the grinding system environmentally friendly.
  • The fineness of the barite powder can be adjusted flexibly.

What we don't like this as much:

  • After long-term use, the parts of the equipment are worn, and coarser powders are prone to appear.
  • Equipment parts need to be replaced after long-term use, increasing maintenance costs.

barite grinding mill: Ultral fine mill

Barite Ultra-fine Mill

Feeding size: <40mm

Discharging size: 400-3000mesh

Capacity: 0.4-40t/h

What we love:

  • The modular design of the separator makes the fineness of the product high and can be adjusted arbitrarily between 400-3000 mesh.
  • The high-pressure spring device greatly enhances the grinding force of the grinding roller on the material, thus improving output.
  • It can run continuously without affecting the oil filling of the roller bearing chamber during operation.
  • Grinding rollers and grinding rings are made of special wear-resistant steel for long service life.

What we don't like this as much:

  • The higher the fineness degree, the lower the output. Therefore, the output of the ultrafine mill is lower than that of the ball mill.

Customer case

A barite ultrafine powder grinding plant in Morocco

A barite ultrafine powder grinding plant in Morocco
Output: 13 T/H
Grinding machine: 4119 Raymond Mill
Finished barite powder: 325 mesh
Customer feedback: We bought the Raymond mill from Fote with the intention of trying it out, and our choice has been verified by practice. The equipment has high grinding efficiency, modern powder selection technology, reliable operation, and better automatic control system.

A barite powder grinding plant in Turkey

A barite powder grinding plant in Turkey
Output: 25 T/H
Grinding machine: Ф2100×3000 Ball Mill
Finished barite powder: 200 mesh
Customer feedback: The cooperation with Ftmmachinery is very good this time. Before designing for us, it specially arranged professional technicians to visit the site to provide us with a suitable production plan. The equipment runs stably in production. The purity and fineness of the finished barite powder meet the production requirements.

Customize your barite grinding mill

Barite powder has wide industrial uses. The specifications of each industry are different. For example, drilling-grade barite powder should meet API specifications.

Ftmmachinery has rich experience in designing and manufacturing barite grinding mills. We can supply efficient, robust, and suitable barite grinding mills based on the production requirements of customers, such as output, feeding and discharging size, environmental protection, and noise.

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Author : Jordan Jordan is the writer of the blog with a broad knowledge of this industry. Most importantly, he hopes to help you in your projects sincerely.


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