Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is holding a workshop on Common Language for Mining Technology. This workshop is for a small group of mining companies to define key considerations and determine what content should be included in the document. Learn more about the project here.
During this 2-hour workshop, a small group of mining companies who are interested in common language for mining technology will collaborate and discuss specifically what they would like to be defined as a common language and the associated technologies.
Purpose of the Workshop
To collaboratively work together to determine the scope of the common language for mining technology document and define what content should be included to ensure that the document is useful and accepted as common language in mining.
About the Project
To develop common naming conventions for the different types of mining technology across different equipment types and across different tasks, and then use that language to direct our efforts. This project will determine a common taxonomy (categorization, generic framework), definitions for mining production capabilities (operating functions, processes), and applications and control systems that support production capabilities with a primary focus on surface mining. It is intended to be forward-looking.
This categorization is a first step to establish a common understanding, which can be used to support and drive further conversations in a targeted way, identifying common system integration areas and issues where further collaborative efforts are needed, and identifying what issues are industry-wide versus what should be left up to the individual operator and OEM relationships. Having this common language and reference will help operators, suppliers, and other parties communicate about their needs within determined boundaries.