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Coal Extraction (13 Reports)
|Author: Ross Seedsman | Coffey Partners International
This report summarises work on stage 1 and 2 of a program to develop a system to detect the top of coal during overburden blast hole drilling. The benefits of such a system are seen to be the attainment of a reliable and accurate stand off from .... read more
|Author: David Hall | HNK Technologies
The DOZERTRAK system uses a laser guided tracking theodolite or GPS to determine the position of a moving target attached to a dozer. The positional information is combined with other sensors and processed by an on-board computer to determine the position of the cutting edge of the blade. The .... read more
|Author: David Hall, J Keays | HNK Technologies
The DOZERTRAK system uses a laser guided tracking theodolite or GPS to determine the position of a moving target attached to a dozer. The positional information is combined with other sensors and processed by an on-board computer to determine the position of the cutting edge of the blade. .... read more
|Author: Mihai Borsaru, Jack Charbucinski, Richard Dixon, Z Jency, C McKay | CSIRO Exploration & Mining
A hand held Coal Face Ash Analyser was developed with an ACARP grant. Four prototype instruments were constructed from aluminium. The instrument weighs 2 kg and is using two gamma-ray microsources: 133Ba and 137Cs of .... read more
|Author: Mihai Borsaru and Z Jecny | CSIRO Exploration & Mining
This project dealt with the development of new techniques to provide in-situ and off-belt bulk analysis of coal for: slagging index; density; ash content; direct estimates of silica (Si), alumina (Al) and iron content (Fe). The technique employed was prompt .... read more
|Author: Mihai Borsaru, C Ceravolo, Jack Charbucinski, T Tchen | CSIRO Exploration & Mining
The raw ash content of coal is an important parameter for determining coal quality and a number of techniques have been developed in the past for measurement in-situ, before mining (in boreholes or at the coal face) or after mining (on conveyor belts). These techniques are becoming more and .... read more
|Author: Peter Holtham, Andrew Scott, Chui Tay | JKMRC, University of Queensland
This project commenced in February 1999 with the objective of developing a general-purpose PC-based software tool to evaluate the performance of the complete mine-plant-shipping coal chain.
The tool estimates the loss and dilution resulting from using different mining methods under .... read more
|Author: Mehmet Doktan, Andrew Scott, Alan Cocker | JKMRC
This project has developed guidelines for the use of dozers in coal seam preparation operations with particular emphasis on minimising the generation of coal fines by optimising dozer operations. .... read more
|Author: Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, Justin Scott, Shuxing Li | University of Qld
The coal mining industry is reliant on forecasting and monitoring of coal resources and reserves. Geological uncertainty and risk impact heavily upon coal resource assessments, reserve forecasts and long-term planning. Reliability and confidence, transparency and technical defendability are .... read more
|Author: Guy Le Blanc Smith | CSIRO Exploration & Mining
The aim of this project was to build an accessible quantitative three-dimensional (3D) visual information model of the Rangal Coal Measures structure from existing site data. This project targeted the southern mining areas in the vicinity of Blackwater and northwards to Middlemount. This .... read more
|Author: Andrew Scott, Ray Wedmaier | University of Queensland
This study was a two year project undertaken by the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre in conjunction with the open cut coal mining industry.
The project was designed to provide a coordinated investigation of coal reconciliation procedures, coal damage, loss and dilution .... read more
|Author: Ian Wood | Subsurface Imaging, Adelaide University, Geostudi Astier
Subsurface Imaging, University of Adelaide and Geostudi Astier formed a collaborative team to investigate and develop the use of Electrical Resistivity Imaging techniques in the coal industry of Australia.
The objective of this project was to pave the way for .... read more
|Author: Janice Sendt | Thomson Marconi Sonar
This report summarises work on Phase III of the Top of Coal project to develop a system to detect the top of coal during overburden blast hole drilling. The project aims to develop a system capable of displaying to operators reliable and accurate stand-off .... read more