May 15, 2015 How to Size a Ball Mill -Design Calculator & Formula. A) Total Apparent Volumetric Charge Filling – including balls and excess slurry on top of the ball charge, plus the interstitial voids in between the balls – expressed as a percentage of the net internal mill volume (inside liners). B) Overflow Discharge Mills operating at low ball fillings – slurry may accumulate on top of the ball charge;