Modern American Coal Mining

Modern American Coal Mining

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Modern American Coal Mining: Methods and Applications covers a full range of coal mining and coal industry topics, with chapters written by leading coal mining industry professionals and academicians. Highlights from the book include coal resources and distribution, mine design, advances in strata control and power systems, improvements in surface mining, ventilation to reduce fires and explosions, drilling and blasting, staffing requirement ratios, management and preplanning, and coal preparation and reclamation. The text is enhanced with 11 case studies that are representative of underground and surface mines in the United States. Narrative descriptions and appropriate mine plans are presented, with attention given to unique features and situations that are addressed through mine design and construction. A useful glossary is included, as are many examples, figures, equations and tables, to make the text even more useful.The major manufacturers include Caterpillar, Komatsu, Joy Global, and Volvo. Loaders ... cost (OPC) of loaders includes costs associated with the operator, fuel , tires, planned maintenance (lube oils, filters), special wear items, and repair cost .

Title:Modern American Coal Mining
Author:Bise, Christopher J.
Publisher:SME - 2013-10-18


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