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)
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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