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.
Course delivered from North America, times are Eastern Standard Time / Eastern Daylight Time (EST / EDT).
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December 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am
December 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Remote via Webex
USD$1,600 ex taxes per person. Discounts available for multiple registrations.
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 &
Meeting production targets, blending constraints, and dragline sequencing.
Evaluation techniques, marginal cost analysis, time value of money, and discounted average cost.
Mining for Non-Miners
February 13 @ 9:00 am - February 17 @ 12:00 pm
April 17 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 12:00 pm
May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 12 @ 12:00 pm