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The latest technology trends in mining indicate a compelling industry shift towards sustainability. Digital technology works harder than ever to deliver a truly modern safe and productive mine that addresses the increased demand for mined materials while at the same time exceeding customer expectations and global sustainability initiatives .
mining is carried out using Continuous Miner method where geo-mining conditions permit. •The coal is mined by a continuous miner unit & loaded to shuttle cars which deliver coal to feeder breaker linked with belt conveyor for onward transportation to surface. CONTINUOUS MINING METHOD 8 •
Mining industry offers nearly 4 percent of the world GDP. Thus mining contributes to the world economy to a great extent. Therefore automation of the mining industry is essential to avoid the mining-related injuries of the human workforce. Thus the mining industries can concentrate on its growth without considering their work-related hazards.
Coal is America’s most abundant fuel resource and it is provided to the market by a highly-trained and specialized workforce. Coal mining in the United States is also heavily regulated by mature environmental regulatory programs including a specific federal statute directed specifically at coal mining.
Surface coal mining involves material that must be removed to gain access to the coal resource including topsoil overburden and waste rock. While the coalfield operator does not seek to produce waste unnecessarily geology and mining methods combine Mining Science and Technology Vol.20 No.2218 to increase the waste quantities involved.
Underground Mining. Room and pillar and longwall are two dominant methods that account for the vast majority of underground coal mining.. Room and Pillar Mining. In this mining strategy seams of the coal are mined partially leaving large pillars of coal intact in a bid to support the overlying layers of rock.
In 2008 competition in the coal mining industry became more intense than ever leading to a demand for better technology and new mines. History of Mining Technology. In the beginning miners used primitive tools for digging. Mining shafts were dug out by hand or using stone tools making the entire process very lengthy.
The thickness of the coal seam the depth and inclination of the coal seam the nature of roof and floor strata and the amount of gas contained both in the coal seam and the roof and floor strata are all important for selection of the mining method. Mining difficulties are greatly increased if seams are extremely thick or thin or are steeply .
The mining method selected for exploitation is determined mainly by the characteristics of the coal deposit and the limits imposed by safety technology environmental concerns and economics.
BACKGROUND & HISTORICAL TRENDS Construction and mining equipment cover a variety of machinery such as hydraulic excavators wheel loaders backhoe loaders bull dozers dump trucks tippers graders pavers asphalt drum / wet mix plants breakers vibratory compactors cranes fork lifts dozers off-highway dumpers (20T to 170T) drills scrapers motor graders rope shovels etc.
In a recent test of the new radio frequency plasma technology conducted by the company on Myanmar tungsten ore samples the amount of gold yielded was about 1500% more than what could be recovered through traditional methods. Copper-eating bacteria. Mining companies normally either dispose tailings as waste or use them as substitutes for other .
The mining companies can re-use all such toxic waste for an eco-friendly cause. The mining companies can use the tailings for making bricks. At the same time the mining companies can treat the wastewater as a coolant in electrical products and with the ultrafiltration process humans can also drink the water.
Continued advances in mining technology have the potential to reduce the extraction period of a mine nearly in half. A mine given a 30 year lifespan with the adaption to new mining technologies could see the mine’s lifespan decreased to 15 to 20 years.
The Twentymile longwall coal mine is located 30km south west of Steamboat Springs in north-western Colorado USA. It is the world’s most productive underground coal mine in terms of output per man-year. The mine was developed by Cyprus Amax which sold it to the German company RAG Coal International in 1999.
These techniques have been used until now and include the following aspects: (1) roadway on the protected seam floor along with upward-facing crossing boreholes (2) pressure relief during multiple mining of a coal group (3) roadway on the roof of the first mining (protective) seam (4) removal of outbursts from the workface through coal seam .
Therefore the management level and the safety awareness of employees have played a pivotal role in the long-term safe production of coal mines. (6) Enterprise technology management is weak Some coal mining enterprises are backward due to coal mining methods unreasonable mining layout and imperfect ventilation systems.
1. Coal loss occuring during the production of the top coal (20 to 30 %) 2. The coal left behind the face poses danger of spontaneous combustion. 3. Poor face alignment may not only cause face roof control problems but also affect the top coal caving process 4. Floor heave behind the rear AFC is likely.
As mining of coal depends on the depth and quality of the coal seams different techniques are used to dig the deposits. Surface mining and deep underground mining are the two main methods of mining coal. Depth density and thickness of the coal seam are the factors that are taken into account while selecting the mining method for coal extraction.
France and other European countries longwall method of coal mining is the main method of mining. In India about 98% of underground output of coal is obtained by bord and pillar method and barely about 2% by longwall methods. The other countries where bord and pillar method predominates are Australia USA and South Africa.
Early Mining. Coal mining started by mining coal that was exposed at the surface in open pit and drift mines close to the surface. With coal this is relatively rare so coal available at the surface soon ran out and it became clear that mining deeper and following the coal seam underground was the next stage. Underground mining started using .