Sensitivity analysis of the underground mining machines based on power generating system

C. Doʇruöz, A. Nieto, R. Schatz, S. Lvov

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Abstract

There is a variety of equipment used in the mining industry for a long time in underground mines all around the world. Some machines require substantial amounts of power and need direct connections to external generators in underground, while others can be powered via diesel engine. Some of the most significant underground mining equipment was analyzed and sensitivity analysis was figured out in this study to determine whether it is feasible to incorporate current battery technology into these machines. Currently, diesel engines are the standard power source for light duty mining equipment however they are not a perfect solution. They are a source of ignition, noisy, and emit fine particulates as well as carbon dioxide into the mine. For that reason, current battery technology is being explored as a safer alternative in the mining machines. In this study, underground mining methods and tethered electric powered machines were the focus of the investigation and the sensitivity analysis. The most common of these methods, room and pillar and longwall were reviewed and mining vehicles were selected based on their significance in each method. Because of their tasks, dimensions and energy requirements, locomotives and load-haul-dump (LHD) vehicles are the most important equipment as they are used for each of the mining methods. The main objective of this study is to compare battery powered equipment to tethered electric and diesel vehicles in order to assign sensitivity analysis of LHD and locomotives in underground mining.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015
EditorsMehmet Karadeniz, Mehtap Gulsun Kilic, Elif Torun Bilgic, Hakan Basarir, Oznur Onel
PublisherTMMOB Maden Muhendisleri Odasi
Pages949-955
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9786050107050
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: Apr 14 2015Apr 17 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015

Other

Other24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015
CountryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period4/14/154/17/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Doʇruöz, C., Nieto, A., Schatz, R., & Lvov, S. (2015). Sensitivity analysis of the underground mining machines based on power generating system. In M. Karadeniz, M. Gulsun Kilic, E. Torun Bilgic, H. Basarir, & O. Onel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015 (pp. 949-955). (Proceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress of Turkey, IMCET 2015). TMMOB Maden Muhendisleri Odasi.