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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 (14 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

 

Review of the current Australian Standards for coal flotation

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C2805501/03/2023
Author: Seher Ata and Ghislain Bournival | University of New South Wales

Coal flotation tests are routinely used to evaluate the washability (through flotation) of coal and to optimise flotation plants. The usefulness of flotation tests for decision-making depends on the quality of the data. This study showed variations in the practices of different laboratories. ....  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

C27045Assessment Of Longwall Mining Induced Connective Fracturing

In underground mines the mining induced permeability change in the o...

C29007Innovative Coal Burst System To Investigate The Influence Of Confinement Loss And Pre-Conditioning On Coal Burst Mechanism

The challenges associated with designing and operating a safe and pr...

C28009Advanced Fracture Propagation Testing Of Coal Measure Rocks Under Dynamic Loading To Replicate Coal Burst Scenario

This project is aimed to address critical challenges regarding enhan...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C28035Topsoil Deficits In Site Rehabilitation Accelerated Transformation Of Spoils To Functional Soils

The incorporation of commercial biological amendments (compost, worm...

C34036Tyre Handler Testing Rig Stage 2: Lifting Trials

Tyre handling is a major source of risk in surface mining operations...

C29052Autonomous Water Pressure Sensors For Spoil Dumps And Dams

The geotechnical integrity and stability of a mine spoil dump or tai...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C33048Capability For Dewatered Tailings (DT) And Mixed Plant Rejects (MPR) Testing In Support Of A Critical State Soil Mechanics Framework For Potential Liquefaction Assessment

Testing of fine coal materials in the unsaturated state, such as dew...

C28062Improving Operation And Control Of Centrifugal Dewatering Using A Novel Online Tool

Centrifugal dewatering is one of the main processes used for fine an...

C23045Full Scale Trial Of The REFLUX™ Flotation Cell

A 2 m diameter REFLUX Flotation Cell™ (RFC™) was install...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C34060In-Situ Investigation Of Coke Structure Formation Under Stamp Charged Coking Conditions

Stamp charged cokemaking has emerged as an effective technique to im...

C34062Improving The Classification Of Microstructure Distribution In Coke CT Images Using Deep Learning And Lineal Path Calculations

This project builds on a number of earlier projects that have helped...

C29071Source Of Variability Of Reactivity Of Coke In The CSR Test

The Coke Strength after Reaction (CSR) test is used worldwide to det...

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)

This third and final stage of this project was the culmination of a ...

C29069Low-Cost Catalyst Materials For Effective VAM Catalytic Oxidation

Application of ventilation air methane (VAM) thermal oxidiser requir...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement

This multi‐phase project is concerned with the mitigation of m...

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