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Mine shaft conveyance monitoring.

Authors
Beus-M; Ruff-TM; Iverson-S; Hasz-W; McCoy-WG
Source
1999 SME Annual Meeting, March 1-3, 1999, Denver, Colorado, Preprint 99-83. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1999 Mar; :1-4
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NIOSHTIC No.
20027689
Abstract
Technology to enhance safety during mine hoisting has been developed by researchers at the Spokane Research Laboratory of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Assessment of current hoisting technology suggests that monitoring conveyance position and load directly from the skip or cage top offers several significant safety advantages. Wireless data transmission schemes and a package consisting of sensors, batteries, and a charger mounted on the wire rope and skip have been developed. A state-of-the-art automated hoisting test facility was constructed to test the concept in a controlled laboratory setting. Field tests in a full-size shaft are 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
Publication Date
19990301
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
1999 SME Annual Meeting, March 1-3, 1999, Denver, Colorado, Preprint 99-83
State
WA; CO
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