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underground coal mine delay data analysis system

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Abstract


  • Due to the high levels of uncertainty in underground coal mining operations, delays occur

    regularly which inadvertently reduce the utilisation of mining equipment. In most coal

    mines delay data is primarily sourced from shift reports, machine monitoring and production

    systems. The recording process is initiated commonly at the end of a shift to ensure the

    correct information is recorded for the managerial decision process. An issue that the

    Australian coal industry faces is the lack of a standardised delay recording process and delay

    classification system. Tools used within the industry to analyse delay data are mostly mine

    specific and offer no means of comparing the mine performance to the performance at other

    mine sites. This paper describes a VBA based delay data analysis tool UCDelay for

    underground coal mines. UCDelay is an add-in Excel module for classification of delay data

    into a standardised form.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Baafi, E. Y. & Porter, I. (2012). underground coal mine delay data analysis system. In R. Singhal, E. Topal, K. Fytas, M. Yellishetty & A. Mehrotra (Eds.), Mine planning and equipment selection (pp. 60-68). Irvine, California, USA: The reading matrix Inc.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1218&context=eispapers

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  • 60

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  • 68

Abstract


  • Due to the high levels of uncertainty in underground coal mining operations, delays occur

    regularly which inadvertently reduce the utilisation of mining equipment. In most coal

    mines delay data is primarily sourced from shift reports, machine monitoring and production

    systems. The recording process is initiated commonly at the end of a shift to ensure the

    correct information is recorded for the managerial decision process. An issue that the

    Australian coal industry faces is the lack of a standardised delay recording process and delay

    classification system. Tools used within the industry to analyse delay data are mostly mine

    specific and offer no means of comparing the mine performance to the performance at other

    mine sites. This paper describes a VBA based delay data analysis tool UCDelay for

    underground coal mines. UCDelay is an add-in Excel module for classification of delay data

    into a standardised form.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Baafi, E. Y. & Porter, I. (2012). underground coal mine delay data analysis system. In R. Singhal, E. Topal, K. Fytas, M. Yellishetty & A. Mehrotra (Eds.), Mine planning and equipment selection (pp. 60-68). Irvine, California, USA: The reading matrix Inc.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1218&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/213

Start Page


  • 60

End Page


  • 68