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Underground coal mining technology - the future

Journal Article:

Abstract

Discusses development of underground coal mining in Australia in the last four decades. The following aspects are reviewed: technology for underground mining (longwall mining, unidirectional cutting, bidirectional cutting, operation of more than one shearer on a working face, optimum dimensions of longwall blocks), longwall productivity (productivity increase will depend on increasing the availability factor of equipment, reducing failures due to human errors, organizational models, improving on-site decision making, improving monitoring, maintenance, planning and scheduling, concept of 'Transparent Mine'), roadway development systems (types of heading machines, standard systems for mine drivage and roof bolting and their productivity), size of coal mines, man and material transport systems (20,000-30,000 t/d from a single longwall face, mine shafts with a diameter 9-10 m), mine layout design (layout of longwall blocks, main intakes and returns situated in rock layers), mine environmental systems (ventilation systems, gas control), management, training and interpersonal relationships. Future coal mines will be developed with an integral capacity of 8-10 Mt/a from a single longwall operation with main development arteries placed in rocks. Development of gate roadways will require novel solutions with continuous cutting, loading and bolting. Information technology, with the concept of 'transparent mine', will form the backbone of decision making.
Authors:
Lama, R P [1] 
  1. Kembla Coal and Coke Pty Limited, Wollongong, NSW (Australia)
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
CLA-91-090648; EDB-91-114964
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Gorniczo-Hutniczej im. Stanislawa Staszica, Gornictwo; (Poland); Journal Volume: 143
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; AUSTRALIA; COAL MINING; LONGWALL MINING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; METHANE; MINE DRIVAGE; PRODUCTIVITY; RECOMMENDATIONS; UNDERGROUND MINING; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; ALKANES; AUSTRALASIA; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; HYDROCARBONS; MINING; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; 012030* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Underground Mining- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
5656435
Country of Origin:
Poland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ZAGGD
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 113-137
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Citation Formats

Lama, R P. Underground coal mining technology - the future. Poland: N. p., 1989. Web.
Lama, R P. Underground coal mining technology - the future. Poland.
Lama, R P. 1989. "Underground coal mining technology - the future." Poland.
@misc{etde_5656435,
title = {Underground coal mining technology - the future}
author = {Lama, R P}
abstractNote = {Discusses development of underground coal mining in Australia in the last four decades. The following aspects are reviewed: technology for underground mining (longwall mining, unidirectional cutting, bidirectional cutting, operation of more than one shearer on a working face, optimum dimensions of longwall blocks), longwall productivity (productivity increase will depend on increasing the availability factor of equipment, reducing failures due to human errors, organizational models, improving on-site decision making, improving monitoring, maintenance, planning and scheduling, concept of 'Transparent Mine'), roadway development systems (types of heading machines, standard systems for mine drivage and roof bolting and their productivity), size of coal mines, man and material transport systems (20,000-30,000 t/d from a single longwall face, mine shafts with a diameter 9-10 m), mine layout design (layout of longwall blocks, main intakes and returns situated in rock layers), mine environmental systems (ventilation systems, gas control), management, training and interpersonal relationships. Future coal mines will be developed with an integral capacity of 8-10 Mt/a from a single longwall operation with main development arteries placed in rocks. Development of gate roadways will require novel solutions with continuous cutting, loading and bolting. Information technology, with the concept of 'transparent mine', will form the backbone of decision making.}
journal = {Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Gorniczo-Hutniczej im. Stanislawa Staszica, Gornictwo; (Poland)}
volume = {143}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Poland}
year = {1989}
month = {Jan}
}