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Recommendations concerning the mantainability of underground coal mining equipment.
New Technology in Mining Health & Safety: Proceedings of the Symposium held at the SME Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, February 24-27, 1992. Khair AW, ed., Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1992 Feb; :297-308
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted a research project to analyze the design of underground mining equipment with respect to ease of maintenance and maintainer safety. The work included a review of maintainability design literature, an analysis of maintenance- related accident data, field reviews of equipment designs, and interviews with mine maintenance personnel and equipment manufacturers. Based on the findings, a set of maintainability design recommendations have been prepared. The final recommendations document includes maintainability engineering information for equipment designers, as well as a buyers' guide to aid purchasers of mining machinery in evaluating the maintainability of equipment.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability
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New Technology in Mining Health & Safety: Proceedings of the Symposium held at the SME Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, February 24-27, 1992
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