Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition
  • Author : Syd S. Peng
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 546
  • Relase : 2019-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780429522192

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition Book Review:

In the past 13 years since the publication of Longwall Mining, 2nd edition in 2006, although there have been no major changes in longwall mining technology and operations, many incremental developments in the whole system as well as various subsystems of the existing longwall mining operational technologies as detailed in the 2nd edition have been added to this edition. Major developments are automation, and health and safety technology, as well as equipment reliability, thereby greatly increasing productivity and cutting cost. In particular, the longwall system can now run automatically cut by cut forever without operators' intervention provided that the geology allows it. Other health and safety features such as LASC, personal proximity detection, color lighting, automatic shield water sprays and remote shearer control are fully operational. There are more than 7000 sensors installed in current longwall mining systems. The big data obtained and fast communication technology have been fully utilized to improve and solve operational problems in real time. Those features are fully documented in the new edition. In pursuit of high productivity and cutting cost, life cycle management that increases equipment reliability has been implemented by OEM. Automation improvement such as tail-end automatic chain tensioner greatly extends AFC chain's service life. Other incremental improvements including dust and methane controls, entry development, panel design and face move are addressed. Additional operational issues such as extension of panel width and compatibility test are also discussed. Since the last plow longwall mine was closed in 2018, the chapter on plow longwalling has been dropped and in its place Automation of Longwall Components and System is added. Also, a new chapter Longwall Top Coal Caving Mining (LTCC) is added due to its successful application in Australia since 2005. Longwall Mining, 3rd edition will be of interest to professionals and academics in the field of mining engineering specifically, serving both as a reference work and an (under)graduate textbook, but will also interest civil, geomechanical and geological engineers and rock mechanics professionals, as well as coal operators, mining consultants, researchers, equipment manufacturers, and government regulators.

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition
  • Author : Syd S. Peng
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 639
  • Relase : 2019-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780429535666

Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition Book Review:

In the past 13 years since the publication of Longwall Mining, 2nd edition in 2006, although there have been no major changes in longwall mining technology and operations, many incremental developments in the whole system as well as various subsystems of the existing longwall mining operational technologies as detailed in the 2nd edition have been added to this edition. Major developments are automation, and health and safety technology, as well as equipment reliability, thereby greatly increasing productivity and cutting cost. In particular, the longwall system can now run automatically cut by cut forever without operators' intervention provided that the geology allows it. Other health and safety features such as LASC, personal proximity detection, color lighting, automatic shield water sprays and remote shearer control are fully operational. There are more than 7000 sensors installed in current longwall mining systems. The big data obtained and fast communication technology have been fully utilized to improve and solve operational problems in real time. Those features are fully documented in the new edition. In pursuit of high productivity and cutting cost, life cycle management that increases equipment reliability has been implemented by OEM. Automation improvement such as tail-end automatic chain tensioner greatly extends AFC chain's service life. Other incremental improvements including dust and methane controls, entry development, panel design and face move are addressed. Additional operational issues such as extension of panel width and compatibility test are also discussed. Since the last plow longwall mine was closed in 2018, the chapter on plow longwalling has been dropped and in its place Automation of Longwall Components and System is added. Also, a new chapter Longwall Top Coal Caving Mining (LTCC) is added due to its successful application in Australia since 2005. Longwall Mining, 3rd edition will be of interest to professionals and academics in the field of mining engineering specifically, serving both as a reference work and an (under)graduate textbook, but will also interest civil, geomechanical and geological engineers and rock mechanics professionals, as well as coal operators, mining consultants, researchers, equipment manufacturers, and government regulators.

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition
  • Author : Peter Darling,Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.)
  • Publisher : SME
  • Pages : 1912
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780873352642

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition Book Review:

This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook reaffirms its international reputation as "the handbook of choice" for today's practicing mining engineer. It distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field and has subsequently helped to inspire and inform generations of mining professionals.Virtually all of the information is original content, representing the latest information from more than 250 internationally recognized mining industry experts. Within the handbook's 115 thought-provoking chapters are current topics relevant to today's mining professional: Analyzing how the mining and minerals industry will develop over the medium and long term--why such changes are inevitable, what this will mean in terms of challenges, and how they could be managed Explaining the mechanics associated with the multifaceted world of mine and mineral economics, from the decisions associated with how best to finance a single piece of high-value equipment to the long-term cash-flow issues associated with mine planning at a mature operation Describing the recent and ongoing technical initiatives and engineering developments in relation to robotics, automation, acid rock drainage, block caving optimization, or process dewatering methods Examining in detail the methods and equipment available to achieve efficient, predictable, and safe rock breaking, whether employing a tunnel boring machine for development work, mineral extraction using a mobile miner, or cast blasting at a surface coal operation Identifying the salient points that dictate which is the safest, most efficient, and most versatile extraction method to employ, as well as describing in detail how each alternative is engineered Discussing the impacts that social and environmental issues have on mining from the pre-exploration phase to end-of-mine issues and beyond, and how to manage these two increasingly important factors to the benefit of both the mining companies and other stakeholders

Modern American Coal Mining

Modern American Coal Mining
  • Author : Bise, Christopher J.
  • Publisher : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2013-10-18
  • ISBN : 9780873353526

Modern American Coal Mining Book Review:

Modern American Coal Mining: Methods and Applications covers a full range of coal mining and coal industry topics, with chapters written by leading coal mining industry professionals and academicians. Highlights from the book include coal resources and distribution, mine design, advances in strata control and power systems, improvements in surface mining, ventilation to reduce fires and explosions, drilling and blasting, staffing requirement ratios, management and preplanning, and coal preparation and reclamation. The text is enhanced with 11 case studies that are representative of underground and surface mines in the United States. Narrative descriptions and appropriate mine plans are presented, with attention given to unique features and situations that are addressed through mine design and construction. A useful glossary is included, as are many examples, figures, equations and tables, to make the text even more useful.

Mine Design, Planning and Sustainable Exploitation in the Digital Age

Mine Design, Planning and Sustainable Exploitation in the Digital Age
  • Author : A.J.S. (Sam) Spearing,Liqiang Ma,Cong-An Ma
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 446
  • Relase : 2022-09-19
  • ISBN : 9781000630701

Mine Design, Planning and Sustainable Exploitation in the Digital Age Book Review:

Mine Design, Planning and Sustainable Exploitation in the Digital Age covers mine planning, design and exploitation taking cognizance of new developments, especially those associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the positive influence that it has, and will have, on the mining industry. It refers to latest best practices with emphasis on the social license to operate and sustainable (green) mining. The book covers surface and underground mining in some detail and addresses relevant associated aspects such as risk management, green mining and the importance of real community relations. It is organized as follows: Surface Mining Underground Soft Rock Mining Underground Hard Rock (Metal/Non-metal) Mining Green and Sustainable Mining It has many relevant photos and figures that help the reader and includes appropriate support design and types commonly used in the various mining methods. Mine Design, Planning and Sustainable Exploitation in the Digital Age is mainly aimed at mining, geological engineering and other undergraduate and postgraduates interested in the mining resources industry. It will also serve as a useful reference book for practitioners in the mining industry who want an easy-to-use book.

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 849
  • Relase : 2012-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781439836460

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition Book Review:

The demand for coal use (for electricity generation) and coal products, particularly liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks, is increasing throughout the world. Traditional markets such as North America and Europe are experiencing a steady increase in demand whereas emerging Asian markets, such as India and China, are witnessing a rapid surge in demand for clean liquid fuels. A detailed and comprehensive overview of the chemistry and technology of coal in the twenty-first century, The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition also covers the relationship of coal industry processes with environmental regulations as well as the effects of combustion products on the atmosphere. Maintaining and enhancing the clarity of presentation that made the previous editions so popular, this book: Examines the effects of combustion products on the atmosphere Details practical elements of coal evaluation procedures Clarifies misconceptions concerning the organic structure of coal Discusses the physical, thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of coal Analyzes the development and current status of combustion and gasification techniques In addition to two new chapters, Coal Use and the Environment and Coal and Energy Security, much of the material in this edition been rewritten to incorporate the latest developments in the coal industry. Citations from review articles, patents, other books, and technical articles with substantial introductory material are incorporated into the text for further reference. The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition maintains its initial premise: to introduce the science of coal, beginning with its formation in the ground to the production of a wide variety of products and petrochemical intermediates in the twenty-first century. The book will prove useful for scientists and engineers already engaged in the coal and/or catalyst manufacturing industry looking for a general overview or update on the clean coal technology as well as professional researchers and students in chemistry and engineering.

Rock Mechanics

Rock Mechanics
  • Author : Barry H.G. Brady,E.T. Brown
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 571
  • Relase : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789401581295

Rock Mechanics Book Review:

This new edition has been completely revised to reflect the notable innovations in mining engineering and the remarkable developments in the science of rock mechanics and the practice of rock angineering taht have taken place over the last two decades. Although "Rock Mechanics for Underground Mining" addresses many of the rock mechanics issues that arise in underground mining engineering, it is not a text exclusively for mining applications. Based on extensive professional research and teaching experience, this book will provide an authoratative and comprehensive text for final year undergraduates and commencing postgraduate stydents. For profesional practitioners, not only will it be of interests to mining and geological engineers, but also to civil engineers, structural mining geologists and geophysicists as a standard work for professional reference purposes.

Statistics for Mining Engineering

Statistics for Mining Engineering
  • Author : Jacek M. Czaplicki
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-01-14
  • ISBN : 9781315815039

Statistics for Mining Engineering Book Review:

Many areas of mining engineering gather and use statistical information, provided by observing the actual operation of equipment, their systems, the development of mining works, surface subsidence that accompanies underground mining, displacement of rocks surrounding surface pits and underground drives and longwalls, amongst others. In addition, th

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Third Edition

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Third Edition
  • Author : Tony Waltham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 105
  • Relase : 2009-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780203894538

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Third Edition Book Review:

Now in full colour, the third edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. Sections in the book include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, water in landslides, slope stabilization and understanding ground conditions. The roles of both natural and man-induced processes are assessed, and this understanding is developed into an appreciation of the geological environments potentially hazardous to civil engineering and construction projects. For each style of difficult ground, available techniques of site investigation and remediation are reviewed and evaluated. Each topic is presented as a double page spread with a careful mix of text and diagrams, with tabulated reference material on parameters such as bearing strength of soils and rocks. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest for both students and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.

Strength, Cuttability, and Workability of Coal

Strength, Cuttability, and Workability of Coal
  • Author : Nuh Bilgin,Hanifi Copur,Cemal Balci,Deniz Tumac
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2018-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781351183086

Strength, Cuttability, and Workability of Coal Book Review:

World coal production will increase up to 2040 and world energy consumption will be very much dependent on coal. For a better planning of coal mining operations, it is essential to know the strength, cuttability and workability of coal, which are interrelated. The main objective of the book is to combine the research studies and compile the book oriented to the coal industry, research students, practicing engineers, and coal mine panning teams. Key Features Covers all the subjects related to coal properties, mining and excavation in one book Presents a summary of physical and mechanical properties of coal belonging to a wide range of countries Includes typical examples of using physical and mechanical of coal in mine planning and in its industrial applications Explains use of cuttability characteristics of coal Describes planning of coal production using ploughs, shearers and surface miners

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control
  • Author : Syd S. Peng
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 2017-05-25
  • ISBN : 9780081012802

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control Book Review:

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control is a comprehensive text covering all recent advances in coal mine ground control, the most advanced subsystem of the rapidly advancing coal mining systems. This complete resource is written by Professor Syd Peng who, alongside leading experts from the world’s major coal producing countries, has contributed extensively to the understanding of subsidence from underground coal mining, longwall operations and ground control in underground mines. Syd and the team of contributors bring together key advances from the past decade into one comprehensive resource that is accessible to all those studying, researching and working in the mining industry. This book is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students of mining engineering and related programs, and a must-have reference for mining, civil and geotechnical engineers. Written and edited by the world’s leading experts on ground control in coal mining Covers all aspects of ground control practices in coal mines Focuses on advances over the past decade, equipping readers with the most up-to-date knowledge regarding current research and practices in the field

Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining

Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
  • Author : Ted Klemetti,Brijes Mishra,Heather Lawson,Michael Murphy,Kyle Perry
  • Publisher : Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2019-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780873354721

Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining Book Review:

Read what industry thought leaders are saying about research and advancements in ground control science. The International Conference on Ground Control in Mining has a rich history of advancing ground control techniques and knowledge. It provides a unique platform for researchers, regulators, consultants, manufacturers, and mine operators to present and exchange challenging industry topics as well as to expedite solutions to ground control problems that require immediate attention. This proceedings from the 38th International Conference is no exception. It includes 43 peer-reviewed research papers from industry experts covering topics of importance for today and the future.

Longwall Mining

Longwall Mining
  • Author : Syd S. Peng
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 652
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : PSU:000060626790

Longwall Mining Book Review:

Innovations in Mining Backfill Technology

Innovations in Mining Backfill Technology
  • Author : F.P. Hassani,M.J. Scoble,T.R. Yu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 460
  • Relase : 1989-01-01
  • ISBN : 9061919851

Innovations in Mining Backfill Technology Book Review:

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium held in Montreal, Oct.2-5, 1989. Paper topics include: review, laboratory testing, modelling and design, rockburst control, soft rock mining, and system design. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

New Developments in Mining Engineering 2015

New Developments in Mining Engineering 2015
  • Author : Genadiy Pivnyak,Volodymyr Bondarenko,Iryna Kovalevska
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1043
  • Relase : 2015-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781317302018

New Developments in Mining Engineering 2015 Book Review:

This annual series of books includes scientific papers on mining profiles. This volume presents multiple aspects of mining technology implementation in several aspects: extraction of coal, iron, manganese, uranium and other ores. Capturing and utilization of coalbed methane by various methods including alternative ones, safety measures in mining, ecological aspects, etc. Specific attention is paid to intensification of mineral resources extraction processes by way of modernizing opening methods, development and mining methods depending on mining-geological conditions. Experimental results of stress-strain state rock massif forecast by means of computational experiments using recursive methods are also discussed. Any mining operations should finally result in adequate recovery of land surface and utilization of mining wastes using various environmentally friendly methods, thus, sufficient attention is paid to this scientific trend. Non-traditional methods of minerals mining are becoming more topical and of higher demand in the modern society. Hence, several papers/chapters are devoted to underground coal gasification and its subsequent processes. In addition, extraction technologies of gas hydrate, as a source of an abundant amount of natural gas, are thoroughly examined in this book, including implementation of gas hydrate technologies for mine methane utilizations with its following transportation in a solid state. Furthermore, attention is given to evaluation of economic efficiency of minerals mining by the proposed methods, their ways of enrichment, ecological aspects and the influence of mining production on the environment, innovational logistic solutions at mining enterprises, and also to perspectives of Ukraine’s mining industry integration to the European standards.

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Ratan Raj Tatiya
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 906
  • Relase : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9780415621199

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition Book Review:

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

Coal Mine Ground Control

Coal Mine Ground Control
  • Author : Syd S. Peng
  • Publisher : Society for Mining Metallurgy
  • Pages : 750
  • Relase : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 0978938348

Coal Mine Ground Control Book Review:

This book includes 14 chapters. It begins with the introduction of U.S. coal mining methods in chapter I. Rock properties and in-situ stresses are described in chapter two. The geological conditions that form the rock strata and their anomalies as well as the geophysical methods employed to detect the anomalies are illustrated in chapter three. Chapter four contains an exhaustive list of topics on roof bolts and roof bolting systems going back to their first introduction in the late 1940s. Chapter five covers the evolution of pillar design from 1876 to present, emphasizing the various elements affecting pillar strength and their methods of design, with information highlighted on the pros and cons of each method. Chapter six is devoted to explaining the myths of high horizontal stresses that have been commonly blamed for most roof control problems in recent years. Chapter seven is longwall mining. It contains all the elements of the subjects that I experienced in my research and consulting career. Factors affecting and mine plan designs for multiple seam mining are addressed in Chapter eight. Chapter nine deals with bumps and covers the occurrence, factors affecting, mechanisms, and control of bumps. Entry stability problems including roof and rib falls and floor heaves and their control and supporting methods are addressed in chapter ten. Chapter eleven illustrates the theories and methods of various types of underground and surface instrumentation. The various types of material models used in computer modelings and model calibration and case examples are included in chapter twelve. Surface subsidence is addressed in chapter thirteen which covers characteristics, factors, affecting, survey, prediction, and damage assessment and mitigation of surface subsidence. Highwall stability the only subject related to surface mining is covered in chapter fourteen.

Advanced Anthracite Technology and Research

Advanced Anthracite Technology and Research
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 202
  • Relase : 1975
  • ISBN : PSU:000033200187

Advanced Anthracite Technology and Research Book Review:

Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering
  • Author : Howard L. Hartman,Jan M. Mutmansky
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 586
  • Relase : 2002-08-09
  • ISBN : 0471348511

Introductory Mining Engineering Book Review:

An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology Introductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site's value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward. This Second Edition is written with a focus on sustainability-managing land to meet the economic and environmental needs of the present while enhancing its ability to also meet the needs of future generations. Coverage includes aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels. Completely up to date, this book presents the latest information on such technologies as remote sensing, GPS, geophysical surveying, and mineral deposit evaluation, as well as continuous integrated mining operations and autonomous trucks. Also included is new information on landscape restoration, regional planning, wetlands protection, subsidence mitigation, and much more. New chapters include coverage of: * Environmental responsibilities * Regulations * Health and safety issues Generously supplemented with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and tables, Introductory Mining Engineering, Second Edition is an indispensable book for mining engineering students and a comprehensive reference for professionals.

Coal Geology

Coal Geology
  • Author : Larry Thomas
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 536
  • Relase : 2020-07-13
  • ISBN : 9781119424260

Coal Geology Book Review:

A global exploration of coal geology, from production and use to chemical properties and coal petrology Coal Geology, 3rd Edition, offers a revised and updated edition of this popular book which provides a comprehensive overview of the field of coal geology including coal geophysics, hydrogeology and mining. Also covered in this volume are fully revised coverage of resource and reserve definitions, equipment and recording techniques together with the use of coal as an alternative energy source as well as environmental implications. This third edition provides a textbook ideally suited to anyone studying, researching or working in the field of coal geology, geotechnical engineering and environmental science. Fills the gap between academic aspects of coal geology and the practical role of geology in the coal industry Examines sedimentological and stratigraphical geology, together with mining, geophysics, hydrogeology, environmental issues and coal marketing Defines global coal resource classifications and methods of calculation Addresses the alternative uses of coal as a source of energy Covers a global approach to coal producers and consumers