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January/February 2019 www.coalage.com 35 2019 haulage & loading preview continued mining in space will require a much differ- ent approach. An important consideration will include coordinated networking for multimachine control. Next-generation po- sitioning systems will also play a crucial role in the new methodology. This presentation will focus on this application of Space Age mining to today's terrestrial operations. Continuous Surface Mining to Zero Waste Trevor Kelly, Canadian Mining Innovation Council, and Mal Carroll, Syncrude The requirements for fundamental change from batch to continuous mining platforms has arrived. Industry trends have generally been going in the wrong direction and need to move toward zero waste, improving min- ing intensity, labor intensity, capital and cost efficiency. The Canada Mining Inno- vation Council is developing and execut- ing projects that align with the industry requirements, CMIC surface mining road map and enabling elements of open col- laboration, flexible mine design, integrated digital platform and autonomous mining, to respond to these grand challenges. Session 3: Future Considerations Costing Haul Road Construction or Rebuilds – Where is the value? Roger Thompson, Curtin University A question many surface mine operators face is how to justify expenditure on a haul road, either as a new construction or a re- build of an existing road. Various design methodologies can be used to build a new road, some approaches being more cost-ef- fective than others. Similarly, for a rebuild or rehabilitation of an existing road, how can investment in road improvements be justi- fied in the context of the total cost of ma- terial haulage? This presentation examines these questions, from both conventional and autonomous haulage standpoints. All-electric Drive Truck Daniel Robertson, Siemens A mining haul truck driven by electrical wheel motors is proposed with all-elec- trical power sources; that is, without a diesel engine. On-board energy storage is charged from regenerative braking, and is supplemented with off-board overhead power. This innovative solution offers sig- nificant energy savings and productivity increases for haul trucks of all sizes and practically all mine profiles. Improving Mine Haul Roads by Using Advanced Instruments to Measure Haul Road Parameters Alok Baranwal, technologist, RM Resource & Mining, Tata Steel In an open-cast mine, productivity, fuel consumption and speed of haul trucks are key drivers to improve safety and ef- ficiency of mining operations. To ensure efficient haulage, haul road parameters like rolling resistance, gradient, super el- evation, curve radius and road friction must be monitored and upgraded regular- ly. In Tata Steel Ltd. mines, a multiple-sen- sor-based measuring instrument was used to capture and maintain the parameters for improving haul roads. Session 4: Safety & Health Advances in Wearable Safety Products Dan Bongers, SmartCap Operator-fatigue technologies have been widely available for years, yet the mining industry remains slow to embrace these. Hesitations range from perceptions of newness through to an unwillingness to engage a workforce for fear of push- back. This presentation shares a decade of learnings from fatigue-technology de- ployments around the globe, with sever- al example case studies showing results and challenges. Managing Fatal Risks in Mine Equipment Operations Douglas Jones, Freeport-McMoRan An analysis of historical incident trends indicates that the interaction of large min- ing equipment with light vehicles and/or pedestrians is a significant cause of safe- ty-related-incidents. Engineering, Oper- ations, and H&S personnel within Free- port-McMoRan have developed a policy to reduce or eliminate these interactions within both mining and processing facil- ities. In 2018, a site-by-site audit was con- ducted at all of Freeport's North and South American properties to measure compli- ance with this policy. This presentation will share the findings of this assessment, highlighting best practices in design, engi- neering and operating procedures. Actionable Intelligence to Improve Safety Carey West, Loadscan Load volume scanning (LVS) systems pro- vide real-time, insightful data (including 2019 Haulage & Loading Technical Program Session 1: Modern Open-pit Mining Strategies (8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.) The Future of Haulage and Loading Michelle Ash, CIO, Barrick Gold Mine Design Considerations for the Future Brian Yureskes, director, global business development, Komatsu Mining The Future of Mine Safety Gord Winkel, director, chair of David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management, University of Alberta Session 2: Autonomous Mining (10:30 a.m. – Noon) Suncor's Autonomous Experience Anne Marie Toutant, Suncor Energy Space Age Mining at Home Greg Baiden, CEO, Penguin ASI Continuous Surface Mining to Zero Waste Trevor Kelly, Canadian Mining Innovation Council, and Mal Carroll, Syncrude Session 3: Future Considerations (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Costing Haul Road Construction or Rebuilds – Where is the Value? Roger Thompson, Curtin University All-electric Drive Truck Daniel Robertson, Siemens Improving Mine Haul Roads by Using Advanced Instruments to Measure Haul Road Parameters Alok Baranwal, technologist, RM Resource & Mining, Tata Steel Session 4: Safety & Health (8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.) Advances in Wearable Safety Products Dan Bongers, SmartCap Managing Fatal Risks in Mine Equipment Operations Douglas Jones, Freeport-McMoRan Actionable Intelligence to Improve Safety Carey West, Loadscan Session 5: Strategies for Pit Management (10:30 a.m. – Noon) Meeting Expectations for Profitable Production Ross Gibbons, Thiess Turning Challenging Mining Conditions Into Success Tawnya Thornton, JDS Mining Strategies to Improve Productivity Jared Katerenchuk, KMC Mining Session 6: Training & Development (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Mine Operations Supervisor Development Program Rick Green, Freeport-McMoRan Reducing Variance Through Simulation-based Training Technologies and Processes Adam Norris, Immersive Technologies The Take Charge Training Concept Gordy Williams, EDI Workshop: Positioning Mines to Capitalize on Available Technologies (8:30 a.m. – Noon) Dr. Tim Joseph, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering Consultants

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