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Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) Short Course at CIM 2019

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Apr 28

This short course is designed to help underground miners develop the strategy and tools for the implementation of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) underground. It is built from the second edition of the GMG-CMIC guideline on BEVs in the underground, which was published in November 2018. This Guideline is meant to drive technological development to enable diesel-free underground mines.

BEVs can reduce both a mine’s operating costs and impact on the environment as they require less maintenance, emit lower levels of greenhouse gases and use less energy. They also avoid the emission of DPMs, a known carcinogen. But, with the implementation of anything new comes a set of challenges such as changes to infrastructure, maintenance and operating constraints.

This short course is being held as part of the CIM 2019 Convention short course program. To register please visit the CIM Convention website here.

Course Agenda and Instructors

The course will be facilitated by David Sanguinetti, GMG’s Program Manager, and will be taught by select authors of the BEV guideline. The authors include leading battery electric equipment designers, mine designers with experience in electric mine design, providers of BEV charging infrastructure, and operators of mines with battery electric equipment.

8:00-8:45 Welcome message

8:45-10:00 General introduction to considerations for BEVs in underground mining and the GMG-CMIC Guideline
Craig Harris, Senior Electrical Engineer, Glencore

10:15-11:15 BEV design
Jeff Anderson, Senior Mechanical Designer, MacLean Engineering

11:15-12:00 Batteries and other energy storage systems
Paul Summers, Lead Developer, Electric Drive Systems, Miller Technology Incorporated

1:00-2:00 Charging systems
Francois-Pierre Pepin, Team Leader, ABB

2:00-3:00 Mine planning & design for a BEV mine
Alain Richard, Sr. Engineer – Team Lead, Bestech

3:15-4:30 Operations and performance standards for BEVs
Brian Huff, Chief Technology Officer, Artisan Vehicle Systems

Read available speaker bios here

To learn more about GMG’s Underground Mining Working Group and projects and how you can get involved, click here.

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