#### critical speed of a ball mill

where R = radius of ball mill; r = radius of ball For R = 1000 mm and r = 50 mm, n c = 307 rpm But the mill is operated at a speed of 15 rpm Therefore, the mill is operated at 100 x 15/307 = 4886 % of critical speed If 100 mm dia balls are replaced by 50 mm dia balls, and the other conditions are remaining the same,