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  • Energy saving ideas for open pit mining (Journal

    @article{osti_6182783, title = {Energy saving ideas for open pit mining}, author = {Rixen, W and Benecke, K J}, abstractNote = {The increasing cost of diesel fuel is making truck haulage in open pit mines less economic. Belt conveyor systems have much lower operating costs but are not as flexible in their application and require more detailed pit planning.

  • Energy saving ideas for open pit mining (Journal

    @article{osti_5782940, title = {Energy saving ideas for open pit mining}, author = {}, abstractNote = {The use of semi-mobile crushing plants in open pit mines makes a combination of trucks and conveyors economical and energy efficient. The increasing cost of Diesel fuel is making truck haulage in open pit mines less economic. Belt conveyor systems have much lower operating costs but are not

  • BENCHMARKING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF

    2011-11-2 · BENCHMARKING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF CANADIAN OPEN-PIT MINES METHODOLOGY 2 7 2.2 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) Sample A total of nine establishments participated in this project. Each case study included an open-pit mining facility. For seven of the nine mines, energy information was provided for milling/concentrator operations.

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  • Investigating the dewatering energy savings potential of

    2020-11-5 · Title: Investigating the dewatering energy savings potential of an open pit mine Author: EPJ du Plessis Supervisor: Prof Martin van Eldik Key words: Open pit mine dewatering, pumping methodology, load shift, energy savings The South African mining industry is heavily reliant on its electricity supply from Eskom. Due to the

  • Energy consumption in open-pit mining operations

    2021-4-1 · Open-pit mines can also be converted to underground mines, but this is not easy and requires a high investment cost and a long time (Osanloo and Paricheh, 2019). For example, one study found that in an open-pit iron mine in Australia with a haulage distance of 5.9 km, loading and haulage required 25.9 kWh/t of energy.

  • Author: Ehsan Purhamadani, Raheb Bagherpour, Hossein Tudeshki
  • Investigating the dewatering energy savings potential

    While underground mining is heavily reliant on electricity, open pit mining is, in addition to electricity, more exposed to logistical and fuel cost. Both types of operations have significant energy cost savings potential with regards to the dewatering of the mine. The aim of this study is to develop an open pit pumping methodology, taking

  • Energy consumption in open-pit mining operations

    2020-11-23 · In open-pit mines, the traditional truck-based haulage system has consumed large amounts of energy in the haulage sector for many years. The use of continuous in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) systems is a viable option to significantly reduce energy consumption in this sector.

  • Author: Ehsan Purhamadani, Raheb Bagherpour, Hossein Tudeshki
  • An open-pit mine reduces conveyor failures and ABB

    An open-pit mine reduces conveyor failures and maintenance with a new drive configuration An ABB gearless conveyor drive (GCD) matched with a low-voltage permanent magnet motor logged a better performance than a conventional drive-and-motor combo during a trial at LEAG's open-pit lignite mine in Cottbus, Germany

  • Cost-saving systems for open pit mining Wenco

    Cost-saving systems for open pit mining. In the December issue of the Mining Industry Newsletter, Global Business Reports interviewed Wenco's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Glen Trainor. The article features an in-depth discussion of Wenco's fleet management systems and related cost-savings, database management, safety and more.

  • Open-pit mining Global Energy Monitor

    2021-5-2 · Open-pit mining or opencast mining refers to a method of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. It is a form of surface mining. The term is used to differentiate this form of mining from extractive methods that require tunneling into the earth, like longwall mining.. Open-pit mines are used when deposits of minerals or rock are found near the

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  • BENCHMARKING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF

    2011-11-2 · BENCHMARKING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF CANADIAN OPEN-PIT MINES METHODOLOGY 2 7 2.2 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) Sample A total of nine establishments participated in this project. Each case study included an open-pit mining facility. For seven of the nine mines, energy information was provided for milling/concentrator operations.

  • Energy savings in mining: Big trucks, bigger

    Energy savings in mining: Big trucks, bigger opportunities. The Australian and Latin American markets are leading open-pit mining markets with substantial regional fleets of heavy mobile equipment. These markets have a history of applying technology to improve productivity. Blutip is providing fuel management solutions to some of the

  • Investigating the dewatering energy savings potential

    While underground mining is heavily reliant on electricity, open pit mining is, in addition to electricity, more exposed to logistical and fuel cost. Both types of operations have significant energy cost savings potential with regards to the dewatering of the mine. The aim of this study is to develop an open pit pumping methodology, taking

  • Reduce energy consumption and emissions in mining

    Eliminating diesel from the open-pit mining mix Greenhouse gas emissions over the life of the mine will be reduced by 9% and from transportation will be reduced by nearly 15%. Reducing carbon emissions in open-pit operations is a major driver for global mining companies.

  • Where mining meets energy: small operational

    2020-7-30 · Huge savings from simple changes. SANEDI undertook a case study with a large iron ore open-pit mining operation to establish what could be done to improve the mine’s energy efficiency.

  • Sustainability in Mining Increase energy efficiency and

    2021-2-16 · cement, open-pit mining, underground mining, minerals, service and environmental consulting. Cement industry: ABB’s solutions increase the efficiency for the complete primary production chain optimising its major electrical installations and processes. This leads to enormous savings in

  • How to ensure energy efficiency in mining 4/4:

    2019-1-11 · Open jobs Students and graduates How to ensure energy efficiency in mining 4/4: Efficient in-pit crushing and conveying . Alan Boylston then the potential for cost and energy savings are significant. Overland conveyors are much more energy efficient, safer and less environmentally damaging than a fleet of trucks.

  • IN-PIT CRUSHING AND CONVEYING AT PHALABORWA

    2007-2-12 · Palabora Mining Company operates an open pit mine in the north-eastern corner of South Africa approximately 550 kilometres Northeast of Johannesburg. The property is a fully integrated anticipate a 46 percent savings in energy for ore conveyed rather than trucked under trolley. Figure 1: Haulage Energy Efficiency .

  • Energy efficiency for the mining industry Doing more

    2018-5-10 · 5-20% savings in energy and utility usage. Motor Drive system assessments and solutions Motors account for around 29% of on-site mining energy loss es. ABB has a simple, methodical appraisal process to identify and realize energy savings opportunities through the proper sizing and maintenance of motors, premium efficiency motors,

  • Chapter 7 Energy Use in the Copper Industry

    1996-11-20 · energy also can minimize energy use and lead to savings.9 7Assuming diesel fuel cost of 30 centsper Iiter and electricity at 5 cents per kWh. 8Robert J.M. Wyllie, “In-Pit Crushing Still Gaining Ground in Open Pit Mines,”Engineering and Mining Journal, June 1987, pp. 76-80. 9See the discussion of comminutionin ch. 6.

  • Energy savings in mining: Big trucks, bigger

    Energy savings in mining: Big trucks, bigger opportunities. The Australian and Latin American markets are leading open-pit mining markets with substantial regional fleets of heavy mobile equipment. These markets have a history of applying technology to improve productivity. Blutip is providing fuel management solutions to some of the

  • Where mining meets energy: small operational

    2020-7-30 · Huge savings from simple changes. SANEDI undertook a case study with a large iron ore open-pit mining operation to establish what could be done to improve the mine’s energy efficiency.

  • Sustainability in Mining Increase energy efficiency and

    2021-2-16 · cement, open-pit mining, underground mining, minerals, service and environmental consulting. Cement industry: ABB’s solutions increase the efficiency for the complete primary production chain optimising its major electrical installations and processes. This leads to enormous savings in

  • How to ensure energy efficiency in mining 4/4:

    2019-1-11 · Open jobs Students and graduates How to ensure energy efficiency in mining 4/4: Efficient in-pit crushing and conveying . Alan Boylston then the potential for cost and energy savings are significant. Overland conveyors are much more energy efficient, safer and less environmentally damaging than a fleet of trucks.

  • IN-PIT CRUSHING AND CONVEYING AT PHALABORWA

    2007-2-12 · Palabora Mining Company operates an open pit mine in the north-eastern corner of South Africa approximately 550 kilometres Northeast of Johannesburg. The property is a fully integrated anticipate a 46 percent savings in energy for ore conveyed rather than trucked under trolley. Figure 1: Haulage Energy Efficiency .

  • Energy efficiency for the mining industry Doing more

    2018-5-10 · 5-20% savings in energy and utility usage. Motor Drive system assessments and solutions Motors account for around 29% of on-site mining energy loss es. ABB has a simple, methodical appraisal process to identify and realize energy savings opportunities through the proper sizing and maintenance of motors, premium efficiency motors,

  • Open Pit Mining & The Cost of Water Potential

    2021-5-24 · the resource remains available in the future. As a paradox, the presence of water in an open pit mining environment can create significant operational issues to mining activities and can lead to increased mining costs. This project considers two open pit copper mines (Highland Valley

  • Mining energy.gov.au

    2021-5-20 · There is significant potential to reduce energy costs in mining through an integrated approach to energy-efficiency investment. Applying energy-efficiency strategies to comminution, the largest area of energy usage, usually offers the best scope for savings. Opportunities for energy savings exist in other areas including: blasting and sorting

  • Chapter 7 Energy Use in the Copper Industry

    1996-11-20 · energy also can minimize energy use and lead to savings.9 7Assuming diesel fuel cost of 30 centsper Iiter and electricity at 5 cents per kWh. 8Robert J.M. Wyllie, “In-Pit Crushing Still Gaining Ground in Open Pit Mines,”Engineering and Mining Journal, June 1987, pp. 76-80. 9See the discussion of comminutionin ch. 6.

  • New report highlights role of comminution in

    2021-5-20 · The review of g old production showed that c omminution represents about 26 per cent of the total energy expenditure for both underground and open-pit gold mining sites. Finally, iron ore is a particular case where only magnetite, as opposed to hematite, processing requires comminution, where it accounts for 43 per cent of energy expenditure.