Guidelines

Determining the Bond Efficiency of Industrial Grinding Circuits

A user’s guideline to measuring comminution efficiency in mine operations across the globe through use of the Bond method and the comprehensive Bond Work Index, which allows personnel to quantify and compare relative energy efficiencies, offering 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 operating within the normal range of application.

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Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline

The Global Mining Guidelines Group Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format.

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Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline

The Global Mining Guidelines Group Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus Guideline identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format.

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

This guideline is a practical condensation of the works of the Morrell method for predicting the specific energy consumption of conventional crushing, High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGRs), and tumbling mill equipment. The guideline reviews the data required for the analysis, including hardness characterization data generated from the SMC Test® (see Annex A), the Bond Ball Mill Test Work Index (WiBM; GMSG, 2016a), and the Morrell equations and their application (see Annex B). A worked example is provided in Annex C.

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Recommended Best Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining

This guideline outlines the recommended practice for use of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in an underground mining environment. It is structured as a specification and can be included by mining companies in tender documents to mining vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This guideline can 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

The five parts within the Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines series are arranged so the user learns a fundamental concept and then builds on their knowledge in each consecutive part. The following is a brief description of each part of the series. Part I (this document) provides a general overview of the guideline objectives, audience, and mine communications maturity lifecycle diagram. This diagram provides a high-level overview of the services and supporting technology that is generally used in each phase of the mine lifecycle. The diagram initially depicts business services and communications technology on the surface in the exploration phases and then shifts to the underground environment as the site develops.

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Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part II: Scenarios and Applications

The five parts within the Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines series are arranged so the user learns a fundamental concept and then builds on their knowledge in each consecutive part. The following is a brief description of each part of the series. Part II (this document) provides scenarios of practical applications in underground mining today and in the near future. The scenarios relate how different communications infrastructure designs can be used and combined to achieve key technology goals. The business services design requirements comprise a series of checklists to step through the general tasks and components needed for each phase of underground mine planning and development. The checklist helps mine personnel and contractors identify the appropriate network communications technologies to support required services and solutions.

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