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Title: Global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mining industry

Abstract

Calculations on the global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mineral mining industry are presented. For the first time, the impact of wear is also included in more detailed calculations in order to show its enormous tribological and economic impacts on this industry. A large variety of mining equipment used for the extraction, haulage and beneficiation of underground mining, surface mining and mineral processing were analysed. Coefficients of friction and wear rates of moving mechanical assemblies were estimated based on available information in literature in four general cases: (1) a global average mine in use today, (2) a mine with today's best commercial technology, (3) a mine with today's most advanced technology based upon the adaptation of the latest R&D achievements, and (4) a mine with best futuristic technology forecasted in the next 10 years.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Advanced Manufacturing Office
OSTI Identifier:
1483406
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Tribology International
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0301-679X
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Energy; Friction; Mining; Wear

Citation Formats

Holmberg, Kenneth, Kivikytö-Reponen, Päivi, Härkisaari, Pirita, Valtonen, Kati, and Erdemir, Ali. Global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mining industry. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2017.05.010.
Holmberg, Kenneth, Kivikytö-Reponen, Päivi, Härkisaari, Pirita, Valtonen, Kati, & Erdemir, Ali. Global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mining industry. United States. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2017.05.010.
Holmberg, Kenneth, Kivikytö-Reponen, Päivi, Härkisaari, Pirita, Valtonen, Kati, and Erdemir, Ali. Wed . "Global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mining industry". United States. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2017.05.010.
@article{osti_1483406,
title = {Global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mining industry},
author = {Holmberg, Kenneth and Kivikytö-Reponen, Päivi and Härkisaari, Pirita and Valtonen, Kati and Erdemir, Ali},
abstractNote = {Calculations on the global energy consumption due to friction and wear in the mineral mining industry are presented. For the first time, the impact of wear is also included in more detailed calculations in order to show its enormous tribological and economic impacts on this industry. A large variety of mining equipment used for the extraction, haulage and beneficiation of underground mining, surface mining and mineral processing were analysed. Coefficients of friction and wear rates of moving mechanical assemblies were estimated based on available information in literature in four general cases: (1) a global average mine in use today, (2) a mine with today's best commercial technology, (3) a mine with today's most advanced technology based upon the adaptation of the latest R&D achievements, and (4) a mine with best futuristic technology forecasted in the next 10 years.},
doi = {10.1016/j.triboint.2017.05.010},
journal = {Tribology International},
issn = {0301-679X},
number = C,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}