#### SAGMILLING.COM .:. Mill Critical Speed Determination

The critical speed (rpm) is given by: n C = 42.29/ √ d, where d is the internal diameter in metres. Ball mills are normally operated at around 75% of critical speed, so a mill with diameter 5 metres will turn at around 14 rpm. The mill is usually divided into at least two chambers (although this depends upon feed input size - mills including ...