Prakash, A. and Singh, K. B. (2013) Rock excavation using surface miners; An overview of some design and operational aspects. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 23 (1). pp. 33-40. ISSN 2095-2686

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Surface miner, a continuous mining machine, is being manufactured in India and abroad owing to enhanced demand of production in various mining industries like coal, limestone, gypsum, bauxite etc. Different types of surface miners are manufactured today based on cutting drum placement and design specifications. Selective mining without drilling and blasting, high production and small size products are some of the prominent attractive features obtained with these moving marvels. This machine can be used with good efficiency in soft to medium hard rock (100–120 MPa). This paper synthesizes the different applications, equipment models, features offered, operating methods, cutting performance assessment models as well as typical production performance of surface miner in coal and limestone mines of India. Engine hour metre reading, diesel and pick consumptions are linearly influenced by production. The emphasis for future research is also brought out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surface miner; Cutting performance; Compressive strength; Operating methods
Subjects: Mine Subsidence
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 04:43
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 04:43

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