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Title: What about automation and remote control in underground coal mines

Abstract

The results of a study on the application of automation and remote-control techniques to the underground, room-and-pillar continuous coal mining system are described. The production-limiting factors that would influence any automation and remote control system are discussed. Potential health and safety benefits are enumerated. It is concluded that automation and remote control technology have great potential for improving the production capacity of underground continuous mining systems; however, problems, such as training of personnel and reliability and maintain ability of the equipment must be solved before automation can be widely accepted.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park
OSTI Identifier:
6073710
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6073710
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Earth Miner. Sci.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; UNDERGROUND MINING; AUTOMATION; COAL; COAL MINING; REMOTE HANDLING; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MINING 012000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Mining

Citation Formats

King, R.H. What about automation and remote control in underground coal mines. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
King, R.H. What about automation and remote control in underground coal mines. United States.
King, R.H. Thu . "What about automation and remote control in underground coal mines". United States.
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abstractNote = {The results of a study on the application of automation and remote-control techniques to the underground, room-and-pillar continuous coal mining system are described. The production-limiting factors that would influence any automation and remote control system are discussed. Potential health and safety benefits are enumerated. It is concluded that automation and remote control technology have great potential for improving the production capacity of underground continuous mining systems; however, problems, such as training of personnel and reliability and maintain ability of the equipment must be solved before automation can be widely accepted.},
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journal = {Earth Miner. Sci.; (United States)},
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year = {1979},
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