This course provides those from a non-mining background with a comprehensive understanding of underground coal mining. The course details both technical and operational aspects of an underground operation. The course pays particular attention to the planning processes and provides attendees with a clear insight into the business drivers for underground coal mines.
Underground coal mining overview, performance & technology, regional overview, and asset value process.
Coal geology, coal types & properties, exploration (process, methods & costs), modelling, considerations for design, and reporting.
Bord & pillar (room & pillar), longwall, alternative systems, equipment, and cost estimation.
Strategic planning process, concept planning, feasibility process, mine layout, equipment scheduling, and margin ranking
Assessments, ground support design (development & production), inputs into mine design, factors impacting mine operability, and multi-seam longwalls.
Reservoirs, managing uncertainty, planning, drainage, and economics.
Mine access, equipment requirements, clearance systems, equipment selection, mining services, production & maintenance planning.
Hazards & risks, statistics, managing risk, incident case study, incident investigations.
Cost and revenue drivers, capital requirements, financial tools, and decision making.
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Classroom or Remote
Classroom – Two days
Remote – 15 hours ( 5 x 3 hour sessions)