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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.


Occupational Health (61 Reports)

Adapting Active Noise Control Headsets for the Mining Industry

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C404301/02/1996
Author: Shaouki Ismail | Vipac Engineers & Scientists

Noise induced hearing loss and its consequences with regard to Occupational Health and Safety remain a major problem in the Coal Industry, especially underground. Meanwhile, National Standards for exposure to noise in the occupational environment are being lowered from an 8-hour equivalent ....  read more

 

Air and Dust Flow Patterns around the Longwall Shearer

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C1202501/10/2004
Author: Rao Balusu, Shah Chaudari, Ting X Ren | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

Management of respirable dust on longwall faces remains a challenging issue for mine operators, particularly for the new generation of thick seam longwalls. It was identified that a fundamental understanding of the airflow behaviour around the shearer is critical for ....  read more

 

Application of an Elemental Carbon Analyser to the Measurement of Particulate Levels from Diesel Vehicles

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C701401/05/2000
Author: Brian Davies | Australian Environmental Health Services

Research has found that a new American instrument used to measure particulate levels from diesel vehicle exhaust is suitable for use in Australian coal mines.

Diesel vehicles in the underground mining industry offer greater ....  read more

 

Application Risks and Benefits of Using Aluminium in Underground Coal Mines

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C306630/01/1996
Author: M Bell, Adrian O'Malley, Terry O'Beirne | ACIRL

The risks associated with the use of aluminium alloys are due to the possiblity that of high energy impacts of aluminium alloys on rusty steel objects can cause an incendive spark. Twelve incidents occurred between 1950 and 1955 in which such a spark was the ....  read more

 

Assessing Potential For Replacement Of Tag Boards In Longwall Moves With Automated Tracker & DPM/Air Quality Monitoring System

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C1800609/08/2010
Author: Denis Kent | Mine Site Technologies

Mine Site Technologies (MST) with the support ACARP and Centennial Coal, has completed the first stage of assessing the potential for replacement of "tag" boards in longwall moves with automated tracker and DPM/Air Quality monitoring system.

The overall aim of the project is ....  read more

 

Assessing Vehicle Vibration Performance in Relation to Road Roughness and Vehicle Comfort

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C504001/03/1997
Author: Shaouki Ismail | Vipac Engineers & Scientists

The primary aim of this project was to develop a Free Steered Vehicle Vibration Assessment Procedure relevant to assessing and managing the susceptibility of Coal Mining Industry workers to back injury.

For many Coal Mining operators, back injury ....  read more

 

Close Aspect Lighting in Underground Coal Mines

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C703201/06/2001
Author: Chris Daly | University of New South Wales

This project investigation commenced as a follow up to the original work undertaken into "Close Aspect Lighting" at UNSW. Close Aspect Lighting emphasised the need to provide low level non glare lighting installations around mobile machinery in underground coal mines. Of particular ....  read more

 

Commissioned Report: Occupational Health and Safety in the Australian Coal Industry

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C304630/07/1994
Author: T Mitchell | Vic Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

The study aimed to identify priority OHS research topics for the Australian Black Coal Industry. The results of this work will contribute to the development and implementation of a coordinated and effective OHS research strategy for the industry.  ....  read more

 

Developing a Form of Safety Case Using the Coal Mine Safety Regime (CMSR): Application to High Voltage Electrical Isolation at Underground Coal Mining Operations

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C1901529/05/2014
Author: Gul Yilmaz, Derek Griffiths | The University of Queensland

This project focused on developing a form of safety case using the Coal Mine Safety Regime (CMSR) approach. The research was undertaken with the objective of developing a leading practice CMSR for subsequent application to other major hazards in underground and open cut mining and CHHP ....  read more

 

Development of a Significant Incident Identification and Evaluation System: Part 2

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C1301017/06/2005
Author: David Cliff, Roy Moreby | University of Qld, University of NSW

The aim of this project was to improve the capabilities of the mines rescue services to rapidly and accurately assist a mine to manage incidents at that mine.  This was achieved by enhancing the tools developed under ACARP funded project C11031 – The development of a  ....  read more

 

Development of a Whole Body Vibration Dosimeter

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C802701/10/1999
Author: Shaouki Ismail | Vipac Engineers & Scientists

For many coal mining operators, back injury now accounts for more OH&S claims than any other single factor. While back injury can arise from many factors, a well-documented leading cause is the exposure of workers to vibration, eg the vibrations experienced by operators of heavy mining surface ....  read more

 

Diesel Particulate Agglomeration & Removal Using Ultrasonic Transducers With Electrostatic Precipitation Filter

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C1502128/01/2009
Author: Patrick Glynn, D Bates, M Clarke | CSIRO Exploration & Mining, Innovative Ultrasonics, METTS

This report covers the ACARP C15021 research project into using acoustic agglomeration techniques to reduce diesel particulates from coal mine vehicle exhaust by 92%. The project was initially in three stages:   

 

Stage 1

Bench test a diesel engine, measure ....  read more

 

DPM Risk Factors Extension: Effect of Cooled Exhaust and Scrubber on Toxic Particulate Formation

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C2003601/09/2013
Author: Julian Greenwood, Hao Wang, Zoran Ristovski, Terry O'Beirne | SkillPro Services

This work is a continuation of other ACARP funded research conducted by the authors into diesel exhaust toxicity. The prior work firstly examined the change in diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions produced by a number of alternative diesel fuels, finding a disparity between the ....  read more

 

Dust Control Technology Development for Longwall Faces - Simulation Studies

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C1301901/09/2005
Author: Ting Ren, Rao Balusu | CSIRO

The objective of this project was to develop and demonstrate the effective dust control technology and strategies for longwall faces, in particular, the development of a novel shearer scrubber/curtain system to reduce respirable dust contaminations in the walkway area. This project ....  read more

 

Dust Control Technology for Longwall Faces - Shearer Scrubber Development and Field Trials

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C1403601/06/2009
Author: Rao Balusu, Ting Ren, Brian Plush | CSIRO Exploration and Mining, EnviroCon

This report summaries the results of shearer dust scrubber design and field trials at the final stage of the project C14036 under the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), entitled "Dust Control Technology for Longwall Faces - Shearer Scrubber System".

 

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Electrostatic Enhancement of Water Sprays for Dust Suppression

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C404128/10/1998
Author: Jean Cross, Chris Fowler, Fuchun Xiao | University of New South Wales

The overall aim of the Dust Suppression Project is to develop a system to improve airborne dust control in underground coal mines based one electrostatically charged water sprays. The benefits of reduced airborne dust ....  read more

 

Emergency Response: Mine Entry Data Management

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C1901006/07/2015
Author: Darren Brady, Geoff Nugent, David Cliff, Steve Tonegato, Peter Mason, Seamus Devlin | Queensland Mines Rescue Service

Stage 1 Report

The aim of this project has been to provide industry with the functional specification for an emergency response information management system, including a prototype, developed and utilised to assist Incident Management Teams with effective information management ....  read more

 

Evaluation and Control of Employee Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Emissions in Underground Coal Mines

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C308030/05/1995
Author: Stephen Pratt, A Grainger, J Todd, G Meena, A Rogers, B Davies | BHP Steel, Worksafe, Australian Environmental Health Services

BHP Steel Collieries conducted research into employee exposure to diesel exhaust emissions at Tower Colliery, Douglas Park, NSW Australia between 1990 1993 (Pratt 1993). As a result of that preliminary research, the current research project was developed to evaluate ....  read more

 

Evaluation of a First Mine Real Time Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) Monitor

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C1502801/04/2008
Author: Stewart Gillies, Hsin Wei Wu | Gillies Wu Mining Technology

The objective of the study was to develop, test and prove up under mine conditions a Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) real time atmospheric monitoring unit. The design for the new instrument, termed the D-PDM, is based on the recently developed real time respirable dust PDM. The project's ....  read more

 

Evaluation Of A New Instantaneous Coal Dust Explosibility Meter For Use In Mine Airways

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C1801101/05/2010
Author: Hsin Wei Wu, Stewart Gillies | Gillies Wu Mining Technology Pty Ltd

A new Coal Dust Explosibility Meter (CDEM) for use in both statutory and engineering studies of Incombustible Content (IC) content of coal mine workings dust has been developed by NIOSH in the US. The objective of this project was to evaluate suitability of the CDEM monitor and also allow a ....  read more

 

Fitness for Duty: Scoping Study

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C1000601/04/2001
Author: David Cliff, Carmel Bofinger, Elizabeth Mahon, Katheryn Heiler | QMC, SIMTARS, ACIRRT

Fitness for duty is a key occupational health and safety issue. The concept of fitness for duty covers a broad range of individual and occupational health issues including the use of drugs, alcohol, fatigue, psychological  ....  read more

 

High Pressure Injection Injuries: Effects of Fluids on Tissue Damage Over the 21 Day Healing Cycle

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C1601101/11/2009
Author: Kylie Wallace (Consultant) | Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Pty Ltd

Hydraulic equipment is a well-known and significant occupational safety risk. While the instance of a high pressure injection injury from a hydraulic system is rare, the outcome can be severe for the recipient of such an injury (Hogan and Ruland, 2006). The previous phase of this ACARP Project ....  read more

 

Improve the Productivity of U/G Diesel Vehicles by Optimising the Engine, Exhaust System and Exhaust Gas Monitoring Process

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C303320/06/1997
Author: Terry O'Beirne, Adrian O'Malley, Berger Jensen, S Muller, D Chrzanowski | ACIRL

The project goals were to develop an underground load haul dump (LHD) vehicle using a modified Caterpillar 3116 engine.

The project has delivered and demonstrated a new class of diesel engine for ....  read more

 

Improved Dust Control on Longwalls Using a New Water Mist Venturi System

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C1801901/08/2012
Author: Ting Ren, Zhongwei Wang & Brian Plush, Shivakumar Karekal, Graeme Cooper and Andrew Cooke | University of Wollongong, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Tecpro Australia

Advances in modern longwall (LW) technology have resulted in high production faces with high powered chocks and shearers that can advance at faster rates. As longwall chocks advance, crushed roof coal and or rock can fall from the top of the chock canopy into the face ventilation airflow. ....  read more

 

Introduction to Intrinsically Safe Instrument System Design and the Underground Approval Process for the Australian Coal Industry

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C503801/11/1998
Author: Ron McPhee | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

This report is presented as an introductory text to investigate the basic aspects of the design and manufacture of intrinsically safe (IS) electronic instrumentation for use in Australian coalmines, and to provide practical guidelines to help smooth the path to obtain certification. The ....  read more

 

LISCA - LASC Interoperability Specifications for Collision Avoidance

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C2201201/11/2014
Author: Mark Dunn | CSIRO

ACARP Project C22012, also known as the LASC Interoperability Specification for Collision Avoidance (LISCA), aims to develop and introduce an open communication specification to integrate Collision Avoidance Systems by interoperability between Plant and Proximity Detection Systems. Collision ....  read more

 

Longwall Hydraulics Staple Loc Staple Fatigue Assessment

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C1901101/08/2012
Author: Russell Smith | BMT WBM

A common hydraulic fitting used in longwall systems is the Staple Loc type, available in many sizes from numerous manufacturers. A typical longwall installation might use in excess of 10,000 staples, with every one potentially subject to fatigue failure. Prior to the ACARP project, no ....  read more

 

Mine Safety Regulation: Towards A National Approach

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C1900201/03/2010
Author: Neil Gunningham and Darren Sinclair | Gunningham and Associates, Australian National University

The National Review on Model OHS legislation (the Review) provides a rare opportunity to establish best practice OHS legislation Australia-wide. The first stage of the national review process was generic and involved the development of a single uniform model Work Health and Safety Act. This ....  read more

 

Mines Rescue Vehicle - Demonstration Phase

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C1402401/10/2006
Author: Paul Binnie, Ray Davis Martin Watkinson | Simtars

Simtars under the auspices of the Queensland Mines Rescue Service and ACARP has been investigating development of a mines rescue/escape Vehicle.  This involved investigating the operation of underground coal mine personnel transport vehicles in non standard mine atmospheres.

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Mines Rescue Vehicle Testing and Development Extension

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C1200217/12/2004
Author: Stewart Bell, Ray Davis, Martin Watkinson, David Humphreys, Terry O'Beirne | Simtars, SkillPro

The project involved the testing of three diesel engines currently used in underground personnel transport vehicles under a variety of atmospheric conditions which are representative of some but not all underground atmospheric conditions following a mine emergency ....  read more

 

New Strategies for Mine Escape Through Deployment of Self-Contained Self Rescuers in Coal Mines

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C503901/02/1997
Author: Paul Mackenzie-Wood, Najdat Aziz, E Baafi, Y Sun, I Tague | Mines Rescue Service NSW, University of Wollongong, Joint Coal Board

In view of recent mine disasters in the coal mining industry in Australia, there is a need to develop strategies to enable the introduction of Self-Contained Self Rescuers (SCSRs) into underground mines. These strategies must be part of an overall strategy to ....  read more

 

Non Invasive Detection of Pressure in Hydraulic Hoses Underground

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C2100927/05/2016
Author: Liviu Schintee, Graeme Vennell, Bob Nolan | Custom Fluidpower

ACARP Project C21009 is to develop a technically viable, IS approved, portable non-invasive pressure detection device for hydraulic hoses in an underground coal mining environment.

 

This report has been developed by the Engineering Department of Custom Fluidpower to present ....  read more

 

Non-Invasive Detection of Fluid under Pressure

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C1702101/07/2010
Author: Neil Martin | Custom Fluidpower

The objective of this project was to produce a method of detecting hydraulic fluid pressure in hoses to reduce the risks associated with stored energy by means of a non invasive device.

 

The project was managed as three stages with the following objectives:

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NUMBAT Maintenance and Development Project

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C537801/12/1998
Author: David Hainsworth | CSIRO Exploration & Mining

This report describes the continuing development of the NUMBAT underground mine reconnaissance vehicle. The project objectives follow an earlier ACARP project to demonstrate the vehicle to the industry and the recommendations of an underground coal mines rescue strategy group set up ....  read more

 

Numbat Upgrade Approval and Demonstration

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C307830/11/1995
Author: Bruce Sherriff | NSW Mines Rescue Service

This project set out to demonstrate the Numbat to potential end users, so as to develop informed views about its future worth.

The Numbat is a high profile research project and as such the Coal Industry needed to demonstrate its ability to thoroughly and ....  read more

 

Occupational Health and Safety Priorities for the Australian Coal Industry

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C802501/03/2000
Author: John Culvenor, John Knowles, Steve Cowley | VIOSH Australia University of Ballarat

The University of Ballarat has analysed workers' compensation claims relating to the black coal mining industry in Queensland and New South Wales. This project followed an ACARP project some years earlier that examined the same issues (Mitchell & Larsson 19994).

Data from Queensland ....  read more

 

Optimising the Collection of Information for Effective Use in the Event of an Emergency at an Underground Coal Mine

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C1700801/07/2009
Author: David Cliff | Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, University of Queensland

The aim of this project was to optimise the information collection and reporting processes used in emergencies in underground coal mines to ensure rapid and effective response, minimising the risk to life.  This was to be achieved through evaluating the current emergency management systems ....  read more

 

Performance Testing of Diesel Engines in High Methane Atmospheres

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C1502901/09/2007
Author: Ray Davis, Clive Ellis, David Humphreys | Simtars

Simtars under the auspices of the Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) and ACARP has been investigating the operation of underground coal mine personnel transport vehicles in non standard mine atmospheres.

This report describes the performance testing of a number of ....  read more

 

Principles for the Reduction of Errors in Bolting Control Operation

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C1601312/05/2009
Author: Robin Burgess-Limerick | Burgess-Limerick & Associates

The project commenced April 1, 2007. The research questions were:

  • What are the consequences of mirrored and non-mirrored control layouts for error rates and reaction time?;
  • What are the effects of shape and length coding on error rates and reaction time?;
 ....  read more

 

Proximity Detection System Underground

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C1501230/04/2008
Author: Denis Kent | Mine Site Technologies

Mine Site Technologies (MST) with the support ACARP and Xstrata Coal NSW, as well as assistance from Centennial Coal, has developed a Proximity Detection System to proof of concept stage as per plan.  The basic aim of the project was to develop a system to reduce the risk of the ....  read more

 

Quantitative Data Assessment To Support Risk Based Decision-Making In The Minerals Industry

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C1802101/04/2014
Author: Gul Yilmaz | The University of Queensland

The Coal Mine Safety Regime Model (CMSR) developed by Professor Jim Joy as part of ACARP C15011 Stage 1 represents a holistic and leading-practice risk management process designed to support the Australian coal mining industry. CMSR encompasses four layers of risk management, i.e. from ....  read more

 

Reducing Diesel Particulate Matter in Underground Mines by Optimising Design and Operation of Diesel Exhaust Systems

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C2301321/12/2015
Author: Varun Rao, Daya Dayawansa, and Damon Honnery | Monash University

Control of diesel particulate matter (DPM) in the underground coal mine environment is most often achieved by use of diesel particulate filters (DPFs). Although they are generally effective at filtering DPM, DPFs have been plagued by poor service life, resulting in costly and ineffective ....  read more

 

Reducing Injury Risks Associated with Underground Mining Equipment

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C1401601/02/2007
Author: Robin Burgess-Limerick | Burgess-Limerick & Associates

This project stemmed from an evaluation in 2005 of injury data from Xstrata Coal NSW underground operations. This investigation highlighted the prevalence of injuries associated with development equipment, particularly continuous miners shuttle cars, LHD vehicles and personnel ....  read more

 

Reduction of Dust in Return Roadways of Longwall Faces

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C308201/11/1996
Author: B Barker, David Humphreys | SIMTARS

The concentration of methane is relatively easily measured on a coal face, and therefore can be controlled to prevent the development of dangerous conditions, but it is much more difficult to measure airborne dust concentrations.

As a result, very ....  read more

 

Regulation by Stealth? Codes of Practice in the Australian Coal Mining Industry

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C2101001/07/2012
Author: Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair | Gunningham and Associates, Australian National University

This project was commissioned by the Australian Coal Association Research Program. Its aim is to evaluate the growing use of OHS codes of practice in the Australian coal mining jurisdictions, to examine their strengths and weaknesses, and to identify ways in which their potential contribution ....  read more

 

Relocatable Fresh Air Base

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C900101/06/2000
Author: Bernie McKinnon | Powercoal

The aim of the project was to construct a Relocatable Fresh Air Base (RFAB) suitable for utilization in the emergency plan for underground collieries.

A suitable unit has been designed and constructed to meet the requirements of Mines Safety Legislation. It consists of a base station ....  read more

 

Remotely Controlled Equipment Accidents - Scoping Study

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C902611/07/2001
Author: Jan Oberholzer, Andre de Kock | SIMTARS

This project set out to determine why accidents happen with equipment that are controlled by Radio Remote Systems so as to determine research needs. It has been found that the accidents are caused by other factors than the actual radio remote control itself.

Using a risk assessment ....  read more

 

Report on International Committee on Coal Research (ICCR) Visit to South Africa - 14th to 23rd April 1997

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C605801/09/1997
Author: R Parkin, David Cliff, Paul Mackenzie-Wood, Jim Galvin | Shell Coal, SIMTARS, NSW Mines Rescue, University of New South Wales

The importance of safety in the underground coal mining industry is paramount to the increases in productivity the industry must achieve in order to realise adequate returns on funds invested. These efforts to improve safety have intensified following the Moura Inquiry findings.

A ....  read more

 

Risk and Coal Mining Governance

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C1401901/06/2006
Author: Jim Joy, Graham Terrey | MISHC Univeristy of Qld, NSW DPI

This project examines risk management in the coal sectors of the Queensland and New South Wales mining industry by comparing an ‘ideal image’ derived from best practice principles of risk management to legislative obligations and regulatory practice. Risk management practice ....  read more

 

Safe Personnel Transport Vehicles for Underground Mining

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C1403701/06/2006
Author: Daya Dayawansa, Paul Curcio, Scott Randall, Arthur De Bono, Jon Allen, Selby Coxon, Peter Hillars | MTI, Monash University

The personal injuries attributable to travel in personnel carriers in the Australian underground mining industry have risen to an unacceptable level. In response to industry demands and through ACARP funding the Maintenance Technology Institute (MTI) has undertaken this research and ....  read more

 

Self-rescuer Changeover Stations

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C1701619/03/2010
Author: X. Xu, D. Brady and R. Davis | Simtars

There are significant concerns in the Australian underground coal mine industry regarding the safe changeover of SCSR's. The Queensland underground level one emergency exercises have revealed an unsatisfactory failure rate in the SCSR changeover. In an adverse atmosphere, it could mean ....  read more

 

Stage One: A New "Safety Case" Process and its Implications to Australian Coal Mining Stage Two: Acceptable Risk: A Matter of Establishing Adequate Control

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C1501101/04/2009
Author: Jim Joy, Guldidar Kizil | Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), The University of Queensland

This report is the compilation of a two stage project:

  • Stage 1: Coal Mine Safety Regime (CMSR): A New “Safety Case” Process and its Implications to Australian Coal Mining (completed in September 2007);
  • Stage 2: Acceptable Risk: A Matter of Establishing Adequate Control
 ....  read more

 

Status of Technologies in Support of Emergency Response Strategies

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C1302628/08/2005
Author: Greg Rowen | CSIRO

The original objectives of the project were to research and report on the following:  

  • current and proposed strategies of emergency evacuation and mines rescue techniques; 
  • current and proposed technologies in support of these
 ....  read more

 

Stereotypic Human Error in the Operation of Underground and Surface Mining Equipment

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C1201201/05/2004
Author: Jim Joy, Simon Wedgewood, Ron Groenland | University of Qld, BMA

In the early 1980's a number of large-scale industrial disasters gave renewed impetus to the study of human factors, and in particular, how it relates to human error. Investigations of these disasters highlighted the need to understand and manage the interface between people and their work ....  read more

 

Study of Real Time Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity Monitoring Systems for Use in Underground Mines - Implementation Challenges

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C2402601/01/2017
Author: Manoj Khanal and Ron McPhee | CSIRO

As the depth of mines increases, the temperature in the mine workings also increases due to the geothermal gradient.

 

The project was undertaken as follows:

· A survey was conducted to understand the current practices and equipment used to monitor temperature in ....  read more

 

Taxonomy - Accidents in the Coal Mining Industry

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C404403/01/1997
Author: Geoff McDonald | Geoff McDonald and Associates

The objective of this study is to improve the way industry injury/incident data contributes to mine site prevention strategies by adopting alternative classification and analysis systems. The system used in this study ....  read more

 

The Effects of Diesel Fuel Quality on the Exhaust Emissions of Underground Mining Engines

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C308101/06/1998
Author: David Humphreys, Darren Chrzanowski, Shirley Muller, Rob Tait, Terry O'Beirne | ACIRL

A used, mine specification Caterpillar 3304 PCNA engine coupled to a dynamometer, was used to test and contrast the emissions from 8 disparate diesel fuels, one of which included a proprietary, after-market  ....  read more

 

The Performance and Selection of Self Rescuers

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C1000201/10/2000
Author: Paul MacKenzie-Wood | Self

There are concerns in the Coal Industries of New South Wales and Queensland about the integrity and reliability of body worn chemical oxygen self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs), following adverse reports from South Africa and the United States on the premature deterioration of these devices ....  read more

 

Trialling Alternative Diesel Fuels For Reducing DPM & Solving Emission Toxicity

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C1801401/01/2011
Author: Julian Greenwood, Dale Howard, Terry O'Beirne, Zoran Ristovski, Nicholas Surawski, Branka Miljevic | SkillPro Services, QUT

This project has used an engine dynamometer to undertake emissions testing of a range of 'alternative' diesel fuels in two different engine configurations. Various blends of different biodiesels, mixed with low sulphur 'pump' fuel, reduced the mass of diesel particulate ....  read more

 

Triple Chamber, Triple Frequency, Ultrasonic Diesel Exhaust Soot Scrubber

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C1801701/02/2012
Author: Patrick Glynn, Neil Davey, Chris Robertson | CSIRO

This is the final report for ACARP Project C18017, Triple Chamber Triple Frequency Ultrasonic Diesel Exhaust Soot Scrubber , a follow-on project to the successful outcome of ACARP Project C15021 Ultrasonic Diesel Particulate Agglomeration.

The promising results of Project ....  read more

 

Updating "Reducing Injury Risks Associated with Underground Coal Mining Equipment"

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C1801227/10/2010
Author: Robin Burgess-Limerick | Burgess-Limerick & Associates

The project updates the research undertaken in project C14016 (2005-2006). The objectives are:

· To improve understanding of the causes of injuries associated with underground coal mining equipment;

· To identify existing and proposed improvements to equipment design to ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C25061Bolter Miner For Rapid Roadway Development

The first Sandvik ABM20 bolter miner was introduced into the Australian ...

C21011Development Of New Testing Procedure For The Assessment Of Resin Performance For Improved Encapsulated Roof Bolt Installation In Coal Mines

In underground coal mining, the resin bond between the rock bolt and...

C20003RISKGATE

DO NOT CLICK GET REPORT- THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROJECT IS A WEB SIT...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C20015Sustainable Management Of Plantations For Rehabilitation, Carbon And Wood

A series of plantation forest trials were established in the late 19...

C19024Guidelines For Establishing Ecologically Sustainable Mine Water Release Criteria In Seasonally Flowing Streams

Extreme rainfall conditions in the Fitzroy Catchment over an approxi...

C17034Dragline Machine House Dust Control

A study has been undertaken into the performance of dust filtration ...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C21047Seal, Spray And Wash Water Filtration In Coal Preparation Plants

The objective of the study was to undertake a review of seal, spray ...

C21055Advanced Dynamic Control For Paste Thickeners - First Stage For Control Of Complete CHPP’S

Paste thickeners produce significantly higher solids underflow conce...

C23034Comparison Of Column And Mechanical Flotation Technologies

Fine coal beneficiation is virtually essential for coking coals unle...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C25043The Strength Of Interfaces In Metallurgical Coke And Its Influence On Coke Abrasion

This project applied tribological and scratch testing techniques to ...

C12004Coke Reactivity Test: Critical Parameters

A Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 18894 has been prepared title...

C12073Accurate Instrumental Determination Of Carbon In Coal

Traditionally, thermal coal has been traded with its value being pri...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C17058Gas Emission Expert Model For Abandoned Coal Mines

This project is a continuation of ACARP Projects C13007 and C14080 (...

C19054VAM Enrichment With A Two-Stage Adsorption Process

Treatment of ventilation air methane (VAM) with cost-effective technolog...

C24017Improving Methods For Quantifying Fugitive Emissions From Open Cut Coal Mining

Fugitive emissions from open cut coal mines are usually estimated fo...

Mine Site Greenhouse 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

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