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Authors: Mohammadi, Mousa
Rai, Piyush
Oraee, Kazem
Kumar, Manish
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Title: Analysis of Availability and Utilization of Dragline for Enhancement of Productivity in Surface Mines – A Case Study
Citation: Mohammadi M, Rai P, Oraee K & Kumar M (2013) Analysis of Availability and Utilization of Dragline for Enhancement of Productivity in Surface Mines – A Case Study Proceedings of the 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, 23rd World Mining Congress 2013, Montreal, Canada, 11.8.2013 - 15.8.2013, Katowice, Poland: World Mining Congress.
Issue Date: 2013
Conference Name: 23rd World Mining Congress 2013
Conference Dates: 2013-08-11T00:00:00Z
Conference Location: Montreal, Canada
Abstract: Due to operational advantage of dragline in simultaneous excavation and back-filling, the equipment has gained vast importance in open-pit mining. Besides, absence of auxiliary haulage units and a myriad of other benefits are also credited in favor of excavation of muck piles by the draglines. However, the aspects of production, productivity and economics are of utmost significance in dragline operation and planning. In this light, the present paper is an endeavor to analyze availability and utilization of dragline operations. The paper presents a good amount of data for 4-draglines operating in one of the major opencast projects in India. The study reveals the trends of availability and utilization of these draglines during last 11-years. Furthermore, the study also highlights the salient reasons for loss of available hours and for idling of the draglines. Some startling information and facts have been illustrated in form of graphs and pie charts.
Type: Conference Paper
Status: Author Version
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Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University
Management Work and Organisation
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