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Our underground health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives include strengthening ventilation and gas management technology, minimising risks from fires and explosions, advancing emergency response technologies, reducing operating costs and improving reliability of subsidence predictions.


Communications (13 Reports)

Aquifer Inflow Prediction above Longwall Panels

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C1301302/06/2020
Author: Winton Gale | SCT Operations Pty Ltd

Water inflow into coal mines has been a design issue for many years. Guidelines as to the potential for water inflow have been developed in many countries based on local experience and the form of mining being undertaken. In most instances, the guidelines relate to inflows which would endanger ....  read more

 

Emergency Mine Communications using Bidirectional through-the-Earth Wireless Transmission

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C603901/12/1999
Author: JD Bunton, GR Daniels, Colin Jackia | CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics

CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics (CTIP) was contracted to undertake research leading to a proof-of-concept demonstrator that could be further developed into a robust mine emergency communications system for underground coal mines which will facilitate bi-directional low ....  read more

 

Ethernet-Based Mine Communications Systems

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C1402629/06/2007
Author: Greg Rowan, Stuart Addinell, Kerstin Haustein, Lance Munday, Olivier Fillon | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The NEXSYS Real Time Risk Management System is the product of an international collaboration between JCOAL, CSIRO, ACARP, Kushiro Coal Mine Japan and Grasstree and Beltana in Australia. The project set out to integrate real time support for hazard management, decision support and the ....  read more

 

High Speed Data for Modem for Intrincially Safe Telephone Lines

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C402325/08/1996
Author: Mariuzs Dudzik | M & G Controls

The project objectives for this program were to Design, Construct and Demonstrate a low cost, high-speed, Intrinsically safe data modem capable of transmitting and receiving electronic data over existing intrinsically ....  read more

 

Integrated Study: Communications and Equipment Monitoring Technologies for Underground Coal Mining

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C302430/09/1994
Author: David W Hainsworth, Hal Gurgenci | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

The aim of this project has been to examine ways by which the continuing uptake of communications, and equipment monitoring technologies by the underground coal mining industry can be enhanced. This report describes how this aim has been achieved through the ....  read more

 

LAMPS Further Development

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C901601/12/2004
Author: Garry Einicke | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

Some recommendations concerned with managing risks in the mine emergency response followed from an accident at an underground bord and pillar coal mine at Moura in 1994. For example, the emergency management team need to know where people are trapped in a mine. If the mine power system fails, ....  read more

 

Location and Monitoring for Personal Safety (LAMPS)

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C703701/05/2000
Author: Garry Einicke, David Dekker, Mike Gladwin, A Rojc | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

This project was prompted by the outcomes of Task Group 4, which was concerned with managing the risk in the mine emergency response following an underground accident at Moura in 1994. Task Group 4 identified that an emergency mine communications system is required to support escape and rescue. ....  read more

 

Mine Integration of Robust Gas Monitoring and Communication

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C1201701/02/2005
Author: Garry Einicke, Hans Andersen | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

This project is closely related to the JCOAL -sponsored parent project known as Mine Communication and Information for Real-time Risk Analysis . The parent project activities include: communications and information, gas monitoring, geotechnical monitoring and personnel ....  read more

 

Proving Field Trials for the Sigra Geosteering Tool

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C1000701/06/2002
Author: Ian Gray, Paul Clemence, Gary Paradise, Sean Charlton, Robert Dixon, Peter Hatherly | Sigra, CSIRO Exploration & Mining, CMTE

Geosteering is an oilfield term that refers to directional drilling guidance systems that have on board sensors to determine the rock type either being drilled or in proximity to the drilling head. Geosteering technology allows drills to follow target horizons and return information on the ....  read more

 

RISKGATE

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C2000322/09/2017
Author: Jim Joy, Philipp Kirsch | The University of Queensland

DO NOT CLICK GET REPORT- THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROJECT IS A WEB SITE.  WWW.RISKGATE.ORG

Australian coal mines will be better able to manage high-consequence risks across their operations following the launch of RISKGATE ....  read more

 

Source of Hydrogen in Longwall Goaf Areas: An Experimental Study Utilising Hydrogen Isotopes

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C802001/06/2001
Author: Alan Trevisiol, Sue Golding | North Gooyella Coal Mines, University of Queensland

ACARP levy contributors should order this report in the normal manner - by clicking 'get report'. As this report is available free of charge to everyone, all others please contact nicole@acarp.com.au.

In coal mine goaf gas samples the detection of significant concentrations of ....  read more

 

Testing of and Research into Drill Rod Joints for Long Hole Drilling

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C403901/06/2000
Author: Ian Gray, Bill Daniel | Sigra, University of Queensland

This report contains information on the requirements for drill rods being used in long hole horizontal drilling in coal seams. It includes experimental and analytical studies of drill rod joints currently in use. It concludes  ....  read more

 

www.undergroundcoal.com.au

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C1602210/09/2010
Author: Ernest Baafi | University of Wollongong

This is a live website.  www.undergroundcoal.com.au

 

An  ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C28026Measuring The Height Of Fracturing Above Extracted Longwall Panels To Improve Reliability Of Groundwater Impact Predictions

Longwall mining is a mining method widely used in the Australian und...

C25059Development Of An Intrinsically Safe, Integrated Wireless Communications Network With A Distributed Array Of Geotechnical Sensors

For over 20 years, SCT Operations (SCT) have provided a range of ind...

C26051An On-Machine Bolting And Geotechnical Monitoring System

The primary objective of this project was to investigate how laser s...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C27046Estimation Of True Deformation Vector From Slope Radar Monitoring

Slope deformation radar monitors are now widely used in open cut coa...

C29003Wear Debris Removal From Dragline Commutators

The original aim of this project was to establish a method of removi...

C28037Local Scale Dispersion Modelling To Support ACARP Emission Factors

There remains significant concern in the industry regarding the accu...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C27032Coal Grain Analysis Applications Handbook

This Handbook sets out recommended practices for using coal grain an...

C26012Improved Flotation Recovery Via Controlling Froth Behaviour

There is no real-time measurement for coal flotation performance, ma...

C27012Towards Better Fine Coal Classification

It is well recognised that the efficient classification of fine coal...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C26039Nanoporosity In Cokes: Their Origin, Control And Influence On CO2 Reactivity

This project using the outcomes of previous project C24060, examine...

C28063A Comprehensive Technical Review Of High-Efficiency Low-Emission (HELE) Pulverised Coal Combustion Technologies For Power Generation

Research and development has been undertaken worldwide to realise co...

C28064Carbon Structure Transformation During Coking Of Australian Coking Coals: Better Understanding The Coke Formation

Carbon structures of coke that are formed during the plastic layer a...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C26004CFD Modelling Of Reverse Thermal Oxidisers For VAM Abatement - CFD Modelling Of Fixed-Bed RTO Devices

The project is part of a larger multi‐phase program of study a...

C27058Technological Assessment Of A Recycle Reactor For VAM Abatement

Underground coal mining emits high volumes of methane, diluted in ve...

C27008Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids

The connection of a ventilation air methane (VAM) abatement plant di...

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC