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System for Handling Supplies in Underground Coal Mines.

Authors
Chitaley-A; Diaz-RA
Source
NTIS: PB/84-186741 Available for Reference At Bureau of Mines Libraries :49 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10003946
Abstract
A new method was developed to handle supplies in underground bituminous coal mines. A survey indicates industrywide implementation potential for the proposed method. Reduction of supply handling accidents by as much as 73% and improvements in the productivity of face operations by at least 3% are anticipated benefits. The new method is based on the palletization of daily supplies and the use of a forklift to carry out the handling tasks at the underground section. The forklift demonstrated several important features necessary for underground supply handling such as compactness, maneuverability, visibility, ease of control, and auxiliary attachments for hoisting, carrying timber, and pulling. Design improvements are recommended for future generation underground forklifts that relate to higher speed, increased battery duty cycle, higher payload, and modified traction steering to eliminate plowing of soft mine floors.
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-186741
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
OFR 99-84
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/84-186741. Available for Reference At Bureau of Mines Libraries.
Performing Organization
Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
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