Application Engineering of Particulate Control Systems for Underground Use 870255

Following considerable laboratory studies concerning particulate control systems for underground use, a program was commenced to develop practical real life implementation systems. This program covers the implementation in seven mines of particulate system to 14 engine models from four engine manufacturers in 18 different vehicle types, a total of 23 vehicles.
Partially funded by the Canadian National Research Council, under its IRAP program, this program requires detailed analysis of operating cycles, maintenance variabilities and installation implementation problems. This paper summarizes the work carried out todate to define real world targets for practical underground particulate control.


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