design and ventilation system optimization in gold mine

design and ventilation system optimization in gold mine

Optimization and Design of the Ventilation System of a ...

Abstract: The status of the ventilation system of a gold mine in Shandong Province is investigated and evaluated,the problems such as unsufficient of mine overall air volume,lacking of ventilation shaft engineering and improper distribution of air volume of middle sections.In order to solve the above problems,the systematic optimization study of the ventilation system of the mine is done by ...

Mine Ventilation System Design | SRK Consulting

Our ventilation analysis also indicated fan operating points needed at various stages in the mine cycle plus other ventilation modifications to enhance the system. We proposed initially installing an interim booster fan to push air up from 24 Level to the main exhaust shaft and later replacing the

Heat Treatment and Ventilation Optimization in a Deep Mine

The current ventilation system in the 1118 m pit mine in the Jinqu Gold Mine is optimized with regard to the ventilation line, network layout, and broken area of ventilation tunnel and consists of the following improvements: (1) reasonably optimizing downhole ventilation line: expanding 280 m horizontal diameter 0.25 m air return guide hole ...

(PDF) STUDY OF VENTILATION AND COOLING IN GOLD MINES IN ...

As mines progress deeper, there is a constant need for the upgrading of the ventilation systems. Significant past work has been carried out on the effects of ventilation and cooling in the mines.

A Review of Primary Mine Ventilation System Optimization ...

Abstract. Within the mining industry, a safe and economical mine ventilation system is an essential component of all underground mines. In recent years, research scientists and engineers have explored operations research methods to assist in the design and safe operation of primary mine ventilation systems. The main objective of these studies ...

Optimization of the Red Lake Mine Ventilation System

2,000 m (6,500 ft). The shaft will be used as the primary intake to the mine. The original ventilation design was to have a “push/pull” ventilation system. In 2005, a detailed review of the mine expansion program was performed. This review resulted in a proposal for significant modifications to the mine ventilation system.

Ventilation on demand for a gold mine in Sweden | ABB

ABB Ability™ Ventilation Optimizer provides fresh air for workers while delivering ventilation energy savings of 54% and air heating energy savings of 21% during first year of use. ABB has delivered an innovative demand-controlled ventilation system for Boliden’s Kankberg gold mine in Northeast Sweden. To ensure a ventilation

A Review of Primary Mine Ventilation System Optimization

This paper provides (1) a definition of the objec-. tives that govern the design and operation of a main. mine ventilation system, (2) a summary of the inter-. connected tunnels that form the ...

A Review of Primary Mine Ventilation System Optimization

This paper presents a review of the results of a series of recent research studies that have explored the use of mathematical methods to determine the optimum design of primary mine ventilation systems relative to fan power costs. Keywords: mine ventilation optimization; linear programming; nonlinear programming.

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Our Ventsim DESIGN software is the ultimate 3D mine ventilation design solution. It allows you to create a 3D model of your tunnels, shafts and raises using your existing 3D mine drawings. You can also simulate and animate air flow and fan behaviour in real time and analyse mine ventilation within a

Optimization of the Red Lake Mine Ventilation System

2,000 m (6,500 ft). The shaft will be used as the primary intake to the mine. The original ventilation design was to have a “push/pull” ventilation system. In 2005, a detailed review of the mine expansion program was performed. This review resulted in a proposal for significant modifications to the mine ventilation system.

Ventilation System Design For The Wassa Underground Mine

Apr 30, 2019 · Ventilation System Design. Underground Mining. This paper describes a ventilation project at the Wassa gold mine in Ghana. Golden Star (Wassa) (GSWL), a subsidiary of Golden Star Resources, owns and operates the mine. Golden Star holds a 90% interest in GSWL, while the Ghanaian Government holds the remaining 10% ownership, earning a 5% royalty ...

Optimal design of mine ventilation system using a ...

Mar 23, 2017 · A ventilation improvement index (VII) was developed in an effort to propose an optimal ventilation improvement measure for a designated mine. The index was designed to incorporate both ventilation effectiveness and cost efficiency. To verify the effect of the index, a mine experiencing a ventilation problem was designated and ventilation test and ventilation network analyses were conducted. In ...

Optimization of the Ramp Ventilation System of Xinli Mine ...

Modern Mining ›› 2018, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (02): 159-162.. Previous Articles Next Articles Optimization of the Ramp Ventilation System of Xinli Mine Shaft of Sanshandao Gold Mine Hou Chenglu 1 ,He Shunbin 1 ,Wang Mingbin 1 ,Zhao Hongkai 1 ,Wang Pengfei 1 ,Zhou Wei 2,3,4 ,Ju Weiwei 2,3,4

Mine Design, Planning, and Operations Support

Our mine plans typically include detailed schedules for manpower, equipment, consumables, sustaining capital, development, and backfill. We have experience designing backfill systems, ventilation systems, development entries, dewatering systems, pump stations, and haulage systems. Mine Design, Planning & Operations Support services include:

Mine Ventilation Systems - Stantec

Ventilation is a complex and vital component of any underground mine. One of our most important roles when ventilating an underground mine worker safety: making sure airflow is sufficient in quantity and quality. In addition to the role of ventilation in the safety of your operations, our team understands the interdependency between a mine’s ...

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Taking advantage of technological advances in underground mining, we offer highly mechanized and automated solutions using software packages such as Deswik, Datamine, Gemcom, Vulcan, Minesight, and Mine Works Planner. Services. Engineering studies at all stages. Strategic planning of economic cut-off grades and production rate analysis.

Efficient use of energy in the ventilation and cooling of ...

overall system optimization. A typical ventilation system in a deep South African mine consists of downcast and upcast shafts, intake and return airways, and a main exhaust fan installed at the top of the upcast shaft. A typical cooling system includes a refrigeration plant producing cold water

Mining Ventilation Fans or Mining Fans - Maya Fan Air ...

Mining ventilation fans are crucial to the mine, Mining ventilation defined as a combined system of shafting, ducting and a well-designed combination of fans. Mine ventilation is a basic need for Mining industries. Mining ventilation fans used to supply adequate oxygen for the workforce, dilute and exhaust dangerous gasses in the underground mine.

Mine design, scheduling, and modifying factors methodology ...

Mine design Individual panels vs. big blocks For the budget period and up to the first five years of the life-of-mine plan, the mine designs are done per panel. The mine designs will have a solid pillar between panels. The ventilation holings are not represented as part of the mine design

The application of GA optimisation methods to the design ...

Abstract This paper presents the results of a series of recent studies to investigate the improved optimal design and planning of the main ventilation systems of complex multi-level mine networks using a genetic algorithm (GA) routine. It is concluded that the method may be successfully used to investigate the benefits offered by alternative ventilation configurations and to determine the most ...

Mine Ventilation Experts | RME Consulting

RME has expert international experience. Projects completed relate to more than 30 years of experience in shallow and deep level mines including industrial ventilation systems. Projects include gold, platinum, coal, nuclear, base metal, & diamond mines to mention a few. All projects include health & Safety evaluation aspects.

general layout of mine ventilation system

The current ventilation system in the 1118 m pit mine in the Jinqu Gold Mine is optimized with regard to the ventilation line network layout and broken area of ventilation tunnel and consists of the following improvements 1 reasonably optimizing downhole ventilation line expanding 280 m

Winning paper: Optimization of a raiseline at Mponeng Mine

Winning paper: Optimization of a raiseline at Mponeng Mine Mponeng shares boundaries with Anglogold’s Tautona and Savuka Mines to the north, Driefontein to the east and Elandsrand to the west. The mine currently produces gold from the Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR). Stoping

Optimization of Mine Ventilation System Based on Bionics ...

Jan 01, 2011 · The optimization of ventilation system is to select the layout of ventilation roadways according to the original opening design, development design and mining design. The ventilation cost of one mine is different as the different layout of air roadways. So, it is very important to

Heat Treatment and Ventilation Optimization in a Deep Mine ...

Nov 30, 2018 · The proposed cooling system uses mine water as the cooling source, and its features are based on the analysis of traditional cooling systems. The current ventilation system in the 1118 m deep pit of the Jinqu Gold Mine was evaluated, and the ventilation network, ventilation equipment, and ventilation structures near the underground working face ...

Important Basics of Mine Ventilation and Cooling Planning

The objective of this paper is to review the important basics of planning mine ventilation and cooling systems. As such it is as much concerned with the planning process and ... steps in specialist vent/cooling system design phases in overall mine project planning ... Future underground mining, particularly in RSA gold and platinum mining, will ...

Controlled Recirculation in Deep South African Gold Mines

Despite the many advantages and potential benefits of using controlled recirculation in Deep South African gold mines the strategy has found little favour. Indeed, controlled recirculation of air is at present rarely considered as an option in the plan­ ning and implementation of these underground ventilation systems.

Heat Treatment and Ventilation Optimization in a Deep Mine ...

Heat Treatment and Ventilation Optimization in a Deep Mine. In order to address the issue of high temperatures and thermal damages in deep mines, the factors causing downhole heat damage at high temperatures were analyzed, the mine ventilation system was optimized and rebuilt, and a cooling system

Mine Ventilation

The mining industry consumes a large percentage of the energy grid in our country, with ventilation comprising 50% of a mine's energy consumption and 25 to 40% of the total mining costs. The effective management of mine air thus plays an important role in mine productivity, profit and safety. Unfortunately, a large number of ventilation systems ...

PARALLEL SURFACE FAN OPERATION AT HOYLE POND MINE

Mine ventilation, main fans, booster fans, system resistance, system optimization INTRODUCTION The Hoyle Pond underground mine is located in the Porcupine Gold Camp, east of the city of Timmins,

Ventilation on Demand | MINING REPORT

A Framework for Integrating Mine Ventilation Optimization (MVO) with Ventilation on Demand (VOD). 2013. (8) Mukka, L.; Blomgren, C.: Extension of the main ventilation system at LKABs Kiruna Mine for the new main haulage level 1365 m. 12th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 2008.

Mine design, scheduling, and modifying factors methodology ...

Mine design Individual panels vs. big blocks For the budget period and up to the first five years of the life-of-mine plan, the mine designs are done per panel. The mine designs will have a solid pillar between panels. The ventilation holings are not represented as part of the mine design

Simsmart Technologies - Mining Technology | Mining News ...

Simsmart Technologies is a Canadian company based in Brossard, Quebec, with offices and field technical personnel based in Sudbury, Ontario. Simsmart employs professional process control engineers, underground ventilation specialists, mining engineers, field application engineers and offers turn-key control and optimization solutions for ventilation, pumps and other electrical equipment.

Decline design in underground mines using constrained path ...

Keywords: optimisation, underground mining, decline design 1 Introduction In open-pit mine design, there are a number of widely used commercial optimisation software systems based on the Lerchs-Grossmann algorithm [1] and its improve-ments. In comparison, the usual method of deciding on a design for an underground mining network is based on

Energy considerations for off-grid mines ...

Ventilation systems are a noteworthy portion of an underground mine’s operating expenditure. Ventilation accounts for 25% to 40% of total energy costs and 40% to 50% of the energy consumed at an operation. Furthermore, it is believed a large number of ventilation systems have efficiencies of 65% or lower .

Heat Treatment and Ventilation Optimization in a Deep Mine

Figure 4: Heat Treatment and Ventilation Optimization in a Deep Mine

Tim Paquin - Senior Ventilation Consultant - BBA | LinkedIn

Tim Paquin CET (ON) is a mine ventilation professional with over thirty years of experience in mine ventilation consulting and mine operational experience in some of the world's largest potash, precious metal, and base metal mining camps. Design capabilities include: • numerical modeling • large-scale complex ventilation systems