GENERAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR LARGE WESTERN COAL HANDLING FACILITIES

The following assumptions are made: (1) that the mine has an annual production of 10 MTPY; (2) that the coal is being hauled by trucks from the pit; (3) that the mine is shipping its product out by unit trains at a price of $8.00/ton in the car. The basic design parameters, i.e. , annual production, life of the project, workdays per week and shifts per day, set the policy for "duty selection" of equipment (light, medium or heavy duty). Using the above assumptions and the basic design parameters this hypothetical facility will require a truck dump, some form of crushing, possible sampling, some type of and amount of storage, weighing, necessary environmental controls and a conveying system to tie it all together.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Institute's 72nd Regional Meeting, June 27-30, 1976, in Vail, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

    356 Lafayette Street
    Denver, CO  USA  80218
  • Authors:
    • Bland, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 65-68

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM