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Advanced development analysis model for evaluating new mining technology.

Authors
Kohler-JL; Davis-RP; English-LM; Douglas-WJ
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract C-12532, 1981 Feb; :1-368
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NIOSHTIC No.
10003622
Abstract
The objective of this project was to develop a quantitative model for evaluating the production and financial impact of various mining equipment types and methodologies. The Advanced Development Analysis Model (ADAM/1) was developed, tested, and utilized to study the results of applying existing technology and advanced technology to various mining scenarios. Six scenarios were selected to represent areas and conditions where coal would be mined in the 1980's. The equipment types and methodologies selected for existing technology are consistent with current practices, while those selected for advanced technology reflect current thinking about technology available in the 1980's. The utility of the ADAM/1 model was demonstrated and validated. The results of the study demonstrate the potential of advanced development equipment for increasing the production capacity of a mine per dollar invested, improving productivity, and achieving returns on investment which are reasonably close to those attained with current technology.
Keywords
Coal mining; Coal seams; Comparative evaluations; ERDA/012000; Heading machines; Installation; Longwall mining; Mathematical models; Mine haulage; Mine roadways; Mining equipment; Planning; Retreat mining; Roof bolts; Systems analysis; Thickness; Underground mining;
Publication Date
19810201
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
DE81-024260
NTIS Price
A17
Identifying No.
Contract-C-12532
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract C-12532
State
PA
Performing Organization
Ketron Inc., Wayne, Pennsylvania
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