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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

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