An analysis of the SAFEMine Global Positioning System Collision Avoidance System

Knights, B and Kizil, M.S (2012). An analysis of the SAFEMine Global Positioning System Collision Avoidance System. In Paul Hagan (Ed.), Mining education Australia: research projects review 2011 (pp. 23-29) Carton, VIC, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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Author Knights, B
Kizil, M.S
Title of chapter An analysis of the SAFEMine Global Positioning System Collision Avoidance System
Title of book Mining education Australia: research projects review 2011
Place of Publication Carton, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
ISBN 9781921522673
1921522674
Editor Paul Hagan
Chapter number 4
Start page 23
End page 29
Total pages 7
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In the mining industry, companies are always looking to add value wherever possible through reducing cost, improving production or better use of resources. This paper focuses on the latter. New Hope’s Acland Coal Mine recently installed the SAFEMine Global Positioning System Collision Avoidance System on its fl eet of Caterpillar 785C haul trucks to improve safety at the mine. This system provided a data recording function that was only being used for incident playback. The application of the SAFEMine system was analysed to fi nd a different and benefi cial role for it to be used in. It was found that the data collected could be used in the form of a time and motion study and a test case study was undertaken. The case study provided a number of results including: producing time standards for each segment of a haul cycle, fi nding what effects payloads have on average speeds and loading times, and fi nding the best method for spotting at the coal face and loader. Most importantly the case study showed that the SAFEMine system could perform an effective time and motion study. To review how effective the system was, it was compared to stopwatch studies and fl eet management systems. It was found that the SAFEMine GPS Collision Avoidance System could provide a cheaper, but somewhat less complete alternative to a fl eet management system and would provide a much better alternative, all-round, to a stopwatch study.
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