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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.


General (5 Reports)

Can Multi-source Long Wall Data be used Cost Effectively to Identify Commercially Significant Operational Improvements?

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C2505505/12/2016
Author: Jamie Hodgkinson, Jo Farmborough, Guyan Perera and Nick Wood | Lucsan Capital

Long Wall mining operations collect large volumes of data but often lack the bandwidth to systematically drive operational improvements from such data.

 

This project undertook to identify if technologies and approaches developed in the financial sector are transferrable and ....  read more

 

Development of a Site Level Sustainability Opportunity and Analysis (SOTA) Tool

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C1201324/10/2003
Author: Robin Evans, Jim Joy | University of Queensland

Risk management is a well-established approach to identifying and managing critical issues covering many aspects of modern coal mining operations. It is used extensively to address health and safety concerns, but also increasingly in environmental and other areas of management focus. ....  read more

 

Development, Demonstration and Implementation of a Virtual Reality Simulation Capability for Coal Mining Operations

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C1200801/06/2005
Author: Chris Fowler, Phil Stothard, Jim Galvin | University of New South Wales

Virtual Reality (VR) simulation refers to the generation of an immersive, interactive, computer generated, three-dimensional environment. As a result of its interactive nature, the VR program senses the user's response to a situation or event. This interaction is reciprocated by the ....  read more

 

Evaluation of a New Real Time Personal Dust Meter (PDM) for Engineering Studies on Mine Faces

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C1401001/09/2005
Author: Stewart Gillies, Hsin Wei Wu | Gillies Wu Mining Technology

An ACARP supported study has been undertaken to evaluate a new realtime personal dust monitor for personal respirable dust evaluation use particularly in engineering studies. The evaluation is part of an international program of evaluation being undertaken by NIOSH in the US. It is ....  read more

 

Rescue Vehicle Stirling Engine

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C703601/03/2001
Author: David Hainsworth, Pete Nicolay | CSIRO Exploration & Mining, Nicolay Technology

The aim of this project was to develop a proof-of-concept Stirling Engine and heat cell for use in the mining industry, primarily for underground applications. In particular, the Stirling engine, being an external combustion engine, offers the potential to operate on stored heat in low-oxygen ....  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