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Logistic Performance of Continuous Miners.
Marrus-LD; McGinnis-P; Rogne-C
NTIS: PB 255 971 :120 pages
This project and final report represent an effort to collect, analyze, and verify reliability and performance data on currently available medium-to-high seam models of continuous miners being used in underground coal mining. The analysis determined availability, mean time and tons between failures, amounts of down time associated with various failures, labor and part costs required to correct failures, and various indices of maintainability. Machine performance and reliability are discussed relative to cumulative tons (machine age) produced and production rates (machine loading). It was determined that performance can be significantly improved given preventive maintenance programs that will increase machine availability.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 255 971
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division