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Simulating the effect of LHD operations on production rates and ventilation costs in a sublevel cave underground mine
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7334-4934
Department of Chemical and Mining Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2306-9241
2019 (English)In: CIM Journal, ISSN 1923-6026, Vol. 10, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Load-haul-dump machines (LHDs) are typically used in underground metal mining opera-tions. Delays or inappropriate use of LHDs can result in production loss. Optimized LHD use is especially crucial in larger mines because longer travel distances increase heat, dust, and gas emissions, which in turn increase ventilation costs. This study, conducted at an existing Swedish sublevel cave underground mine, used discrete event simulation and the AutoMod™ DES tool to determine the ventilation costs related to using too many diesel LHDs in a production area with reduced ore pass availability. When fewer ore passes are available, ventilation costs related to operating LHDs in the production area were found to increase by as much as 200, 224, and 306% for one, three, and six LHDs in operation, respectively.  

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Canada: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum , 2019. Vol. 10, no 3
Keywords [en]
Discrete event simulation (DES), Loading operations, Production rate, Ventilation costs, coûts de l’aérage, opérations de chargement, simulation à événements discrets (SED), taux de production
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Mineral and Mine Engineering Other Civil Engineering
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Mining and Rock Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75482DOI: 10.15834/cimj.2019.12OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-75482DiVA, id: diva2:1341911
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Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS)Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved

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