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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.


Transport - Coal and Personnel (5 Reports)

Conveyor Belting and Lagging Shear Characteristics - Drive Drum Slip

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C306429/05/1995
Author: Alex Harrison | Conveyor Technologies

The primary aim of this project was to investigate the relationship between, drive slip, wrap angle and drum friction co efficient and how this relationship is affected by the shear characteristics of the materials involved.

This project was undertaken because ....  read more

 

Evaluation of Commercially Available 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles for Use in Non-Hazardous Zones of NSW Underground Coal Mines

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C604201/06/2003
Author: Steve Pratt | BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal

Since 1990 BHP Billiton - Illawarra Coal has been actively researching a number of issues associated with the use of diesel equipment in underground coal mines. From this research it is clear that both the USA and South Africa have a different approach to New South Wales in the use of diesel ....  read more

 

Intrinsically Safe Vehicle Integrity & Engine Warning System

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C404201/09/1996
Author: Chris Worrad | Approved Electrical Systems

An extensive survey of underground coal mines in NSW and QLD was undertaken with the intent of finding out what mines required in a Vehicle Integrity and Early Warning System and how much they would be willing to pay for it. At the same time a survey was undertaken of available sensors that ....  read more

 

Men and Material Transport Status Needs and Future Directions

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C306507/07/1995
Author: Ross Seedsman | Coffee Partners International

This report presents the analysis of a market study, commissioned by ACARP. The aim was to establish the current industry view of the performance of current transport systems, and point to possible development opportunities by defining market needs. The aims of the ....  read more

 

Underground Vehicle Design Standards and Statutory Implications

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C306327/05/1996
Author: Terry O'Beirne, P Walton, A Morrell, M Bell, Adrian O'Malley | MineRisk, ACIRL

The Australian underground diesel vehicle fleet has evolved since diesel powered Baldwin locos were introduced in 1964. Today, there are some 1140 diesel powered free steered vehicles in service, and perhaps in excess of 100 track locos with various power sources. Caterpillar diesel engines ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C29034Integrated Roadway Development: A Strategic Industry Review

This report describes the outcomes of a strategic review of Australi...

C26062New Outburst Risk Determination Measures Along With Data Gathering And Analysis For Coal Burst Assessment

Bursts are events that expel material at velocity at the time of eje...

C28019Carbolt Self Monitored, Yieldable Carbon Fibre Cable Bolt For Ground Control

In general, there is a variety of rockbolts and roof support systems...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C27023Enhancing The Sleep-Time Of Hydrogen Peroxide-Based Explosives

This project has focussed on the development of stable mining emulsi...

C26035Dynacut Fundamental Development And Scalability Testing

The previous project outcomes (C25041) supported the potential for D...

C28039Low Frequency Noise Prediction And Validation Study

Low frequency noise from mining activities has long been an issue fo...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C27025Quantifying The Step-Change Benefit Of Reflux Flotation Cell Circuits

The objective of this project was to quantify the value proposition ...

C24047Characterisation Of Pressure (Hyperbaric) Filter Performance

Hyperbaric disc filter technology has been used to dewater fine coal...

C28058Phase Two Development Of A Low Cost Online Measurement Of Particle Size And Density For Diagnostics Across The Fine Coal Circuit (Particle Profiler)

This project is based around the development of a prototype system (...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C28070Development Of A Combustibility Predictor For Thermal Coal Utilisation In Pulverized Fuel Boilers

Coal is a heterogeneous material, consisting of a range of carbonace...

C27022Slagging And Fouling In HELE Plants: Assessment Of Fusibility And Particle Size In Deposition

Key markets for Australian black coal have been moving to supercriti...

C28065Effect Of Blend Characteristics On The High-Temperature Strength Evolution And Relevant Mechanisms In Cokes

Coals are blended to overcome the increasing scarcity of high-qualit...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C28076Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids (SAMIL) - Phase 2 Demonstration In A Packed Bed Reactor

An alternative approach to high temperature oxidation of ventilation...

C28075The Optimisation And Application Of Hybrid Chequer Bricks In Regenerative Thermal Oxidisers For VAM Abatement

The capture and use of ventilation air methane (VAM) is regarded as ...

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...

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