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Mine shaft conveyance monitoring.

Authors
Beus-MJ; Ruff-TM; Iverson-S; McCoy-W
Source
Min Eng 2000 Oct; 52(10):55-58
NIOSHTIC No.
20020611
Abstract
Monitoring conveyance position and wire rope load directly from the skip or cage top offers several significant safety and production advantages. The Spokane Research Laboratory of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a shaft conveyance monitoring system (SCMS). This system consists of position and guide-displacement sensors, a maintenance-free battery power supply and a new sensor, which is mounted on the wire rope with a Crosby Clip, to measure hoist-rope tension. A radio data link transmits sensor output to the hoistroom. A state-of-the-art automated hoisting test facility was also constructed to test the concept in a controlled laboratory setting. Field tests in full-size shafts are now underway.
Keywords
Mine-shafts; Mine-disasters; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-research; Monitoring-systems; Workplace-monitoring; Hoisting-equipment; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20001001
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
WA
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