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Industrial engineering evaluation of underground conventional mining equipment.

Authors
Douglas-WJ; Herhal-AJ
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, J0155203, 1976 Jan; :1-199
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001118
Abstract
This report describes the development of a conventional mining equipment data base, and an approach for conducting industrial engineering studies or arbitrary mining systems employing network techniques. Data was acquired through underground time studies. Each member of a four-man field team was assigned to a specific machine during each shift for which observations were conducted. Using digital wrist watches and networks describing the man-machine interactions, all events occurring during the course of each shift were recorded on cassette tapes. The tapes were transcribed, coded, keypunched, and validated using computerized editing techniques. The resulting data files were processed to provide statistics relating to activity durations and event frequencies. The results were used to evaluate operator, machine, and system performance for each section that was observed. Equipment, reliability, and maintainability analyses were conducted using the industrial engineering data files in conjunction with historical information collected at the mine site.
Keywords
Underground mining; Mining equipment; Data acquisition; Industrial engineering; Production control; Time studies; Network analysis; Computer programming; Data processing; Data bases; Computer program documentation
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-261225
NTIS Price
A10
Identifying No.
OFR 123-76; Contract-J0155203
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, J0155203
State
PA
Performing Organization
Ketron, Inc.
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