This guideline provides a classification framework for operational activity that will enable meaningful performance analysis and industry-wide comparison. The framework includes the following: Recommendations for the consistent classification of common surface mining operational activities, statuses, and events into standard time categories. A Time Usage Model,...

Short interval control (SIC) is a structured process for identifying and acting on opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency of processes. This guideline provides an overview of SIC and the overall impact it will have on underground mines with different maturity levels.    This guideline covers the six potential maturity levels of...

This guideline, part two of a three-part series, is intended to provide guidance to an audience involved with the development of a mine during all phases of its lifecycle.   This guideline provides a breakdown of eight underground mine communications scenarios based on two key mining values: safety and productivity.   The eight different scenarios included are:  ...

This guideline is the first of a three-part suite which aims to provide a high-level overview of the processes needed by mine personnel to meet planning and design requirements when creating or replacing underground mine communication infrastructure. This part focuses primarily on the maturity lifecycle. This guideline covers the different phases implementation of...

This guideline condenses the works of the Morrell method for predicting the specific energy consumption of conventional crushing, High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HGPRs) and tumbling mill equipment and applies them to assessing operating comminution circuit performance. Such circuits include combinations of any of the following...

This guideline aims to create a common industry vision for the seamless access and use of mobile equipment data across the mine cycle. It identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format. It also identifies an initial...

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