Guidelines

Determining the Bond Efficiency of Industrial Grinding Circuits

This guideline is for measuring comminution efficiency in global mine operations using the Bond method and comprehensive Bond Work Index. This method allows personnel to quantify and compare relative energy efficiencies and offers a mode of benchmarking to observe energy consumption.

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Methods to Survey and Sample Grinding Circuits for Determining Energy Efficiency

This guideline deals specifically with surveying and sampling Autogenous Grinding (AG), Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG), rod, and ball mill circuits within the normal range of application. It aims to streamline the process.

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Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline

The Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus guideline identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format. It aims to create a common vision for the seamless access and use of mobile equipment data across the mine cycle.

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Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline

The Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus guideline identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format. It aims to create a common vision for the seamless access and use of mobile equipment data across the mine cycle.

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Morrell Method for Determining Comminution Circuit Specific Energy and Assessing Energy Utilization Efficiency of Existing Circuits

This guideline condenses the works of the Morrell method for predicting the specific energy consumption of conventional crushing, high pressure grinding rolls and tumbling mill equipment and applies them to assessing operating comminution circuit performance. The guideline reviews the data required for the analysis, including hardness characterization.

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Recommended Best Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining

This guideline outlines the recommended practices for using battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in an underground mining environment. It is structured as a specification and can be included in mining companies’ tender documents to mining vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It can also serve as a blueprint path forward for OEM research and development efforts.

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Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part I: Positioning and Needs Analysis

This is the first part of a five-part guideline suite designed to assist improved communication and network infrastructure underground. It provides a general overview of the guideline and its objectives and audience and presents a mine communications maturity lifecycle diagram that provides a high-level overview of the services and supporting technology that is generally used in each phase of the mine lifecycle.

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Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part II: Scenarios and Applications

This is the second part of a five-part guideline suite designed to assist improved communication and network infrastructure underground. It provides scenarios of practical applications in underground mining today and in the near future based on two key mining values: safety and productivity. It also provides checklists for identifying the business or mining services in each phase of the mine lifecycle and the high-level digital communications requirements to implement these services.

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