Electrical Energy Required to Cut and Deliver Coal Out of a Continuous Miner Section.
Trans Soc Min Eng AIME 1980 266:1929-1935
Results of a long-term program of electrical parameter measurements in underground coal mine working sections, performed by the Pennsylvania State University under Bureau of Mines sponsorship, are utilized as the basis for an analysis of the electrical energy requirements during operation. A model section is hypothesized, developed from the average or most representative characteristics as determined from tabulations of the measurements. Performance factors of the model section's machine complement are then analyzed, particularly with regard to the energy required per ton of raw coal cut and delivered from the section. Results are given in kilowatt- hours per ton.
Trans. Soc. Min. Eng., AIME, V. 266, 1980, PP. 1929-1935