Performance Study & Evaluation of Electrical Parameter of Dragline in Open Cast Mines

Sahu, Atma Ram (2015) Performance Study & Evaluation of Electrical Parameter of Dragline in Open Cast Mines. MTech thesis.



Draglines are the most expensive piece of excavating equipment at the mine site and it’s operated safely, efficiently and economically. In order to achieve high production and productivity of heavy earth moving machine in opencast mines, it is necessary to have high % availability and % utilization of equipment. The study also propounds the importance of appraisal of dragline productivity parameters, such as, swing angle, availability, seating position, cycle time, utilization, etc., in the field scale. In this contest, calculation of operating cost of dragline operation in various methods has been done and compared critically on case study basis. Principally, it will serve as a guide to the method employed in determining the operating cost in various methods Draglines are versatile and provide a low cost mining method. Each dragline that is considered for an AC Electrical upgrade will be fully analyzed to determine the machines maximum potential productivity increases. The assessment will include review of current dragline productivity practices, installed electrical capability and additional mechanical enhancements that could be included, such as increased suspended load, which will allow us to take full advantage of the AC IGBT/AFE system and BI 348 motor with its increased capability and still operate the machine within Bucyrus recommended criteria. The AC IGBT/AFE System has a fully integrated onboard computer package that allows complete access to the drive application software and PLC software and chopper drive use in regenerative braking. It is called access direct which will be discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cycle time, idle time, availability, utilization, stripping ratio, production index, PLC controller, relay
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mining Engineering > Open Cast Mining
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mining Engineering
ID Code:6831
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:09 Mar 2016 11:34
Last Modified:09 Mar 2016 11:34
Supervisor(s):Naik, H K

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