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The overwhelming majority of construction and mining projects require some degree of temporary lighting. Traditional solutions have included bulb- and tube-based lamps such as metal halide fixtures, light bulb strings, and halide and halogen floor lamps. 

While effective, these solutions have not been without drawbacks. Common to all of these traditional methods are the high amperage draw, allowing for very limited “daisy-chaining” and requiring multiple…

In the unlikely event of a 7495 Shovel being Struck by lightning, The shovel itself will act as a Faraday cage given the fact that it´s built of conductive metal and solidly connected to ground by the crawlers.

If during maintenance/servicing a 7495 Shovel you´re caught into a weather alert and are not able to evacuate, consider the Shovel as a shelter, go into the operator cab and make sure all windows are up. Do NOT leave the Shovel until all weather alerts have been…

Legitimate Miners face various challenges ranging from environmental, management, personnel, community, government to even security challenges. The paper is concerned about the security challenges. One of such challenge one should be ready to face and seen in most mining areas are the activities of artisan miners also called illegal miners. 

 The more the value of a particular natural deposit, the more tendencies to experience the presence of these illegal miners. From research done…

The mining industry is so colossal that I thought it would be genuine to set off the first among several conversations not in terms of sectors (crushing, maintenance, drilling, processing, tunneling, underground mining, etc.), but connectivity, for what it is worth, which I believe is one of the most sensitive aspects in mining as it touches all those sectors.

I want to be more specific here, otherwise, this discussion…

One of the most strategic person in any mines is the Human Resource Person on site. This is because he is concerned primarily in the payment of the mine staff. Like most casual workers in parts of the world, mine workers made up mostly of labourers are concerned primarily with their money after work. For them, after being "stressed" from work, the only "good" thing the employer can do is to pay him/her what is due. 

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Maintenance of heavy equipment is carried out in various steps and consists of several types of treatments. This aims to make the machine stay stable when used. That's why there are several types of maintenance or maintenance that have to be done regularly to support the performance of the engine. This treatment process will also make the machine have a longer durability because with maintenance, especially maintenance on a regular basis, if…

On June 11, 2019, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion vacating the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (“MSHA”) 2018 rule (“2018 Amendment”) entitled, Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines, codified at 30 C.F.R. § 56/57.18002, see 83 Fed. Reg. 15,055 (Apr. 9, 2018).
Blutip's SmartRView enables operators of high-horsepower diesel equipment to precisely quantify the production and efficiency impacts attributable to specific changes under consideration. Some of the largest global petrochemical companies have engaged the SmartRView platform to demonstrate the efficiency impacts of their premium and synthetic formulations to customers. As analysts are often skeptical of laboratory results, or those produced under any conditions but their own, an appetite…

FIFO rosters can place stress on the worker, families and relationships. With over two decades of research, formal inquires, recommendations and the launch of the Western Australian FIFO Code of Practice we are making positive steps towards creating and maintaining mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers.

In our latest post we review recent research that examines the association between suicide risk and social…

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Minex Cooperative Research Centre CEO Andrew Bailey, who will be addressing this very topic at Future of Mining Australia, said the different state geological surveys were already working on that.

Indeed, some of the MinexCRC's work revolves around helping those geological surveys.

Three of its nine projects are tied up with the National Drilling Initiative, which aims to drill multiple holes in a region to map the regional geology and architecture and define the potential for…

Eight years into a mining career, my mind was blown by a presentation from a very experienced mentor. He introduced me to an extremely simple concept, and this minor change in thinking changed my entire outlook on mining. The presentation was on the theory of constraints.

Prior to understanding the theory of constraints, I always had a difficult time identifying what the “current” bottleneck of the operation was. I operated in a way which would maximise production in every area of the…

When it comes to mining engineering, Drill and Blast is one of the most technical and exciting roles available for up and coming Mining Engineers. At many operations it’s a high paced, high work load, thankless role. Some love it, some hate it. But for those who love it, they really love it – many have made a career of blowing things up and decided to never move on to other roles. Why would you?!

The mining industry consumes billions of liters of diesel and heavy fuel annually. Fuel and power are two of the biggest input costs and for remote mines, unreliable power grids and long distances from major ports or fuel refineries can be a logistical nightmare.

As the costs of renewable are already competitive with coal fired power stations,we need to ask how mining, as a sustainable industry and as the commodity supplier to the growing electric vehicle industry can make a difference…