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Industrial engineering evaluation of underground conventional mining equipment.
Douglas WJ; Herhal AJ
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, J0155203, 1976 Jan; :1-199
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.
Underground mining; Mining equipment; Data acquisition; Industrial engineering; Production control; Time studies; Network analysis; Computer programming; Data processing; Data bases; Computer program documentation
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 123-76; Contract-J0155203
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, J0155203
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