This paper sets out to indicate the use of a "systems engineering" approach to the problem of planning the transport of materials and men in large collieries. It indicates, by means of an actual case study of a South Durham Colliery, the benefit of employing multi-discipline teams, paricularly in the planning stage to formulate policy. Basic principles are stated and certain equipment is briefly described. The paper clearly demonstrates not only the heavy costs involved and the use of all resources but also the need for very early planning and action.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Colloquium on Transportation, Nottingham, England; Glascow, Scotland; Cardiff, Wales; Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Nov. - Dec., 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Mining Engineers

    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cleaver, E E
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 6 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM