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Underground coal mining - methods, equipment developments and trends

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Abstract

Underground mines are truly beginning to accept the so-called 'high tech' technology evident in other industries. Automation, remote control and robotics have taken an added significance. Wireless communication, mine-wide equipment health and performance monitoring, and transmission of data from deeper levels to surface is moving towards becoming the norm. There is emphasis on developing and applying continuous mining systems, as well as on modifying cyclical discontinuous methods to continuous systems. Multi-purpose equipment is also being developed. Technology transfer is playing its role - equipment and systems from surface coal mining are being applied to underground mining and vice-versa. At the American Mining Congress Exhibition held in Chicago in April 1988, a variety of equipment for underground mining was displayed including coal face equipment such as shearer loaders, conveyors and powered supports, and equipment for room-and-pillar coal mining. The trend continues to be towards high power machines equipped with a variety of electronics and sensors, safety devices, and alarm systems. Ancillary equipment on display covered a variety of cutting drums, cutting tools, conveying equipment and so on. In room-and-pillar mining, the overall emphasis was on moving away from the cyclical nature of the work. Transportation by shuttle cars must be replaced  More>>
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Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1988
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
CLA-89-030387; EDB-89-038228
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Int. Min.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 5:12
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; MINING EQUIPMENT; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; UNDERGROUND MINING; AUTOMATION; COAL MINING; CONVEYORS; DATA TRANSMISSION; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EXHIBITS; HAULAGE EQUIPMENT; LONGWALL MINING; MONITORING; POWERED SUPPORTS; PRODUCTION; PRODUCTIVITY; REMOTE CONTROL; ROOM AND PILLAR MINING; SHEARER LOADERS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; COMMUNICATIONS; CONTROL; CUTTER LOADERS; CUTTING MACHINES; EQUIPMENT; LOADERS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MINING; SUPPORTS; 012030* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Underground Mining- (1987-); 012034 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Underground Mining- Automation, Monitoring, & Control- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
6521563
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: INMIE
Submitting Site:
CLA
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Pages: 26, 28-32
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Singhal, R. Underground coal mining - methods, equipment developments and trends. United Kingdom: N. p., 1988. Web.
Singhal, R. Underground coal mining - methods, equipment developments and trends. United Kingdom.
Singhal, R. 1988. "Underground coal mining - methods, equipment developments and trends." United Kingdom.
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title = {Underground coal mining - methods, equipment developments and trends}
author = {Singhal, R}
abstractNote = {Underground mines are truly beginning to accept the so-called 'high tech' technology evident in other industries. Automation, remote control and robotics have taken an added significance. Wireless communication, mine-wide equipment health and performance monitoring, and transmission of data from deeper levels to surface is moving towards becoming the norm. There is emphasis on developing and applying continuous mining systems, as well as on modifying cyclical discontinuous methods to continuous systems. Multi-purpose equipment is also being developed. Technology transfer is playing its role - equipment and systems from surface coal mining are being applied to underground mining and vice-versa. At the American Mining Congress Exhibition held in Chicago in April 1988, a variety of equipment for underground mining was displayed including coal face equipment such as shearer loaders, conveyors and powered supports, and equipment for room-and-pillar coal mining. The trend continues to be towards high power machines equipped with a variety of electronics and sensors, safety devices, and alarm systems. Ancillary equipment on display covered a variety of cutting drums, cutting tools, conveying equipment and so on. In room-and-pillar mining, the overall emphasis was on moving away from the cyclical nature of the work. Transportation by shuttle cars must be replaced by continuous transport systems such as conveyors. Experience from Australia has shown that the application of continuous haulage and breaker line supports has permitted a doubling of production from room-and-pillar systems. Production levels of 3,000tpd have already been achieved, and 4,000tpd is considered achievable.}
journal = {Int. Min.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {5:12}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1988}
month = {Dec}
}