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Radar-based highwall rib-thickness monitoring system.
Mowrey-GL; Ganoe-CW; Monaghan-WD
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. Preprint 95-163, 1995 Jan; :1-5
In addition to developing various types of cool-interface detection systems, the US Bureau of Mines is actively involved in developing a coal rib-thickness monitoring system for highwall mining applications. One particular system to detect the coal-air boundaries of coal ribs. Based on preliminary laboratory and field tests, results indicate that this method can be applied successfully in highwall mines to maintain a constant rib thickness. The coal seam should be relatively clean in the vicinity of the antenna (e.g., have minimal partings or dirt bands) for best results.
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Monitoring-systems; Mining-equipment; Geology
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.
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