The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of planning and operational methods associated with dragline mining systems. The course focuses on system efficiencies and the importance of dragline engineering decision-making based on costs. Participants will use DRAGSIM in the course workshops to simulate and analyse various planning scenarios.
Systematic mine planning process, and mining limit assessment using economic ranking criteria.
Typical configuration, dig & dump cycle, understanding dragline working envelope, and dragline buckets.
Range diagrams, pit layout, boxcuts, single seam applications, multi-seam applications, use of dozers & throw blasting, handling geotechnical & hydrological issues.
Calculating re-handle, productivity calculations, sensitivity to changing operating & design paramaters (pit width / seam dip / swell / ramp placement etc), motion control & new technology, sensitivity to operators & design procedures.
Meeting production targets, blending constraints, and dragline sequencing.
Evaluation techniques, marginal cost analysis, time value of money, and discounted average cost.
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Classroom or Remote
Classroom — Two Days
Remote — 15 hours (5 x 3 hour sessions)
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