Understanding and using the measured metallurgical parameters of the whole ore body requires that the test data are distributed across all the blocks in the mine plan. This exercise involves the consideration of much more information about the mine than would traditionally be used in plant design, which includes:
When establishing a mine plant design, of which ramps are a vital component, it is important to consider how equipment and ore will be able to move throughout the mine efficiently. Some large mines with multiple orebodies may need more than one surface production ramp.
equipment. Mining engineers can make reasonable estimates of these parameters before modeling and incorporate them into the truck cycle time. In a similar way, the truck cycle time can absorb other parameters such as rimpull, haul grade and haul distance into one estimate. In industry, the
Safety must be designed into all mining facilities. Mines works must comply with local and national regulations such as OSHA , MSHA and Mines Act. The modern plant includes safety guards around all moving equipment, and
Maintaining equipment in the field has been a challenging task since the beginning of industrial revolution. Since then, a significant of progress has been made to maintain equipment effectively in the field. As the engineering/mining equipment becomes sophisticated and expensive to produce and maintain, maintenance management has to face even
During the past 30 years, surface mine haulage equipment has developed from trucks capable of moving 20 tons of material to vehicles that transport as much as 350 tons. Unfortunately, the design of roads this equipment must traverse has not advanced at the same rate. In many areas, road building technology appropriate to vehicles of three