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Longwall method coal mining Britannica

In coal mining: Longwall mining In the longwall mining method, mine development is carried out in such a manner that large blocks of coal, usually 100 to 300 metres wide and 1,000 to 3,000 metres long, are available for complete extraction (see photograph). A block of coal

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Longwall Mining - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

The longwall-mining method is a continuous mining system that was developed for mining coal deposits uniform in thickness and slope or where the overburden pressures may crush support pillars or for improving productivity. This method relies on the complete extraction of the coal in a designated area referred to as a panel (of solid coal).

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Longwall Mining - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

longwall mining Mining. a mining method in which very long rectangular blocks of coal are defined during the development stage of the mine and then extracted in a single continuous operation by an automated cutting head moving parallel to the coal face. When the coal is cut, the working area is protected by a movable, powered roof support system.

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Longwall Mining Overview Introduction underground COAL

The benefits of longwall mining compared to other methods of pillar extraction are: Permanent supports are only needed in the first workings portion and during installation and recovery operations. Other roof supports (longwall chocks or shields on modern longwalls) are moved and relocated with the face equipment.

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Longwall Mining Method and Design

30/05/2018  Table of ContentsLongwall Mining Design FactorsSeam SequencingInteraction for Descending OrderPressure Bulb TheoryArching Theory in MiningInteraction for Ascending OrderSubsidence TroughInterseam ShearingSimultaneous and Random Orders of ExtractionGate Road Pillar DesignYield Pillar ApproachConventional Longwall Mining ApproachOther Design

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Introduction to Longwall Mining and Subsidence ver2

In longwall mining, a panel of coal, typically around 150 to 300 metres wide, 1000 to 3500 metres long and 2 to 5 metres thick, is totally removed by longwall shearing machinery, which travels back and forth across the coalface.

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CASE STUDY ON LONGWALL MINING

In longwall mining, the coal is extracted by the machine called shearer. It is mounted on the armoured face conveyor. It cuts the coal and acts as power loader by loading the coal on to

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Longwall Mining - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

The longwall-mining method is a continuous mining system that was developed for mining coal deposits uniform in thickness and slope or where the overburden pressures may crush support pillars or for improving productivity. This method relies on the complete extraction of the coal in a designated area referred to as a panel (of solid coal). As the panel is mined, complete

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Longwall Mining Citizens Against Longwall Mining

Longwall mining is a high extraction technique where coal is removed in 1,400 ft. panels that stretch for miles. Unlike traditional room and pillar mining, in a longwall mine no coal pillars are left in place to provide surface support above the panel. Hydraulic supports are used to hold the roof up at the working face of the coal seam. As the longwall machine advances, the supports

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Longwall Mining Method and Design

Table of ContentsLongwall Mining Design FactorsSeam SequencingInteraction for Descending OrderPressure Bulb TheoryArching Theory in MiningInteraction for Ascending OrderSubsidence TroughInterseam ShearingSimultaneous and Random Orders of ExtractionGate Road Pillar DesignYield Pillar ApproachConventional Longwall Mining ApproachOther Design

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Introduction to Longwall Mining and Subsidence ver2

INTRODUCTION TO LONGWALL MINING AND SUBSIDENCE 3 1.1. The Longwall Mining Process 3 1.2. The Development of Subsidence. 6 1.2.1. Subsidence Mechanisms 6 1.2.2. Subsidence Parameters 7 1.2.3. Subsidence Impacts at the Surface 9 CHAPTER 2. REFERENCES 11 LIST OF FIGURES Figures are prefaced by the letter of the Appendix in

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A Novel Longwall Mining Layout Approach for Extraction of ...

As more easily mined deposits are depleted, the reserves are becoming more limited and less favorable. Deposits of coal or trona that are being longwall mined are deep and are getting deeper. Coal bursts and bumps frequently occur within development entries in longwall mining of deep mines due to high stresses. This paper presents a novel patented longwall mining layout “Longwall Mining

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Coal mining World Coal Association

Longwall mining involves the full extraction of coal from a section of the seam, or ‘face’ using mechanical shearers. The coal ‘face’ can vary in length from 100-350m. Self-advancing, hydraulically-powered supports temporarily hold up the roof while coal is extracted. When coal has been extracted from the area, the roof is allowed to collapse. Over 75% of the coal in the

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Longwall Shield Recovery Using Mobile Roof Supports

Longwall mining has gained the reputation as being the safest extraction method in underground coal mines. However, one of the most difficult tasks associated with longwall mining is moving the face once a panel is completed. Based on Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) fatality reports since 1996, longwall face recovery operations have

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UNDERGROUND COAL MINING: FACTORS, COST, AND TIME ...

Definition of Longwall Mining • A high extraction method of mining along the face of a predefined block of coal, referred to as a panel, while allowing the immediate roof to collapse upon advancement • Panel Configuration – Panels generally range in size from 500 to 1,000 feet in width and lengths exceeding two miles – In the US, longwall mines are operating in coal

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Comparison of Advancing and Retreating Longwalls ...

Longwall block is surrounded by roadways before the longwall starts so knowledge of strata conditions is much better Gas drainage of adjacent blocks can be carried out starting during development; with longwall advancing the drilling can only be done behind the face after longwall extraction, allowing less drainage time before the next block commences production

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Services - Mining Consultancy Services - Training - Stress ...

Pillar Extraction – Mining, consultancy, support and rock stress measurement. – Instrumentation, CSIRO Cell, and training. – Extensometers, telltales, rockbolts and room and pillar. – Longwall, shortwall and coal. – geotechnical logging and quarries. Design by Measurement Philosophy . The verification of a rockbolt system design by monitoring,

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Longwall mining in seams of medium thickness

Longwall mining allows the most effective underground coal extraction method today. A large part of global coal reserves is located in seams between 1.5 m and 2.3 m thick; these are often high-quality reserves. The question is whether the use of a shearer or of a plow longwall system is economically better. Only a com- prehensive comparison of both long-wall mining methods, looking at the ...

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The Impacts of Longwall Mining on Groundwater Systems

01/01/2019  "A longwall mining method is a productive mining method of coal extraction that involves the complete removal of large, rectangular panels of coal. Since this method causes deformations through the overlying strata to the ground surface, the surface- and ground-water regime above the longwall panels may be adversely affected and drained into the lower strata. The purpose of this

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Longwall Mining Equipment

efficiency than other longwall extraction methods in low and medium heights. This is supported by greater installed power than any other manufacturer – up to 1 600 KW (2,160 hp) with the GH1600. Any incremental plowing as offered by Cat means that the plow cuts a precisely defined depth, regardless of coal hardness, seam structure and faults. On older-style systems, the cutting depth is ...

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A Novel Longwall Mining Layout Approach for Extraction of ...

As more easily mined deposits are depleted, the reserves are becoming more limited and less favorable. Deposits of coal or trona that are being longwall mined are deep and are getting deeper. Coal bursts and bumps frequently occur within development entries in longwall mining of deep mines due to high stresses. This paper presents a novel patented longwall mining layout “Longwall Mining with ...

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A Case Study on Mine Subsidence Due to Multi-Seam Longwall ...

multi-seam longwall mining is to take place. This article also presents an important concept of ‘overburden modification’ due to multi-seam mining. A causal relationship between the above-mentioned additional subsidence and ‘overburden modification’ has been identified as a result of the case studies. Further investigations into the

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Final Report - Effects of Longwall Mining

08/11/2002  Introduced into Pennsylvania in 1967, longwall mining has grown in use as the larger coal mining companies apply this more efficient and productive coal extraction technique. Coupled with the highly efficient production rate is simultaneous and ongoing surface subsidence that conflicts with existing surface usage. While the subsidence movements and effects on the surface can largely be ...

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Geological and Geotechnical Characterisation Using ...

Longwall mining depends on good understanding of mode and mechanism of caving (goafing) of strata during the extraction of coals. Green and Ward (2002) remarked that subsidence takes place in different forms at three different depth ranges during the longwall mining. The zone-1 lying immediately above the seam collapses as broken rock into the mining void and eventually fills up the free space ...

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Assessment of roof fall risk in longwall coal mines

The longwall mining system is the main system used in Poland’s hard coal mines. Retreat longwalls with natural roof caving in the gob are the most common. Difficult mining conditions (e.g. significant depth, influence of previous mining activities, rock mass tremors, geological conditions) result in minor and massive roof falls in the longwalls. The falls cause accidents and, when massive ...

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Yield pillars for stress control in longwall mines — case ...

These approaches suggest that very localized conditions, such as coal and rock properties, cover depth, and extraction height, may influence the behaviour of any one pillar. At this mine, yielding chain pillars result in de-stressing of the longwall entries and the transfer of potentially dangerous stress concentrations to adjacent panels. Pre-longwall-mining behaviour indicates the existence ...

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BEHAVIOR OF SHIELD SUPPORT IN LONGWALL MINING

extraction of longwall panel no. 3D2 at 250 m depth and 150 m face length of GDK 10A Incline, Singareni Collieries Company Limited. Chock leg pressures and leg closures were regularly monitored at different stages of extraction of longwall panel. During extraction of the panel, maximum leg closure and pressure on the chock shield were 600 mm and 490 bar, respectively (not on all chocks ...

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Longwall Mining Citizens Against Longwall Mining

Longwall mining is a high extraction technique where coal is removed in 1,400 ft. panels that stretch for miles. Unlike traditional room and pillar mining, in a longwall mine no coal pillars are left in place to provide surface support above the panel. Hydraulic supports are used to hold the roof up at the working face of the coal seam.

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A Novel Longwall Mining Layout Approach for Extraction of ...

Due to the extraction of a longwall panel, uniformly distributed pre-mining stress is redistributed that results in abutment load ahead of the longwall face, side abutment load on the two sides of the panel and the rear abutment loading located in the compacted gob area [ 6, 7 ].

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What is Longwall Mining? (with pictures) - wiseGEEK

30/01/2021  Longwall mining machines are about 800 feet (240 meters) in width and 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) tall. The miners extract "panels" -- rectangular blocks of coal as wide as the mining machinery and as long as 12,000 feet (3,650 meters). Massive shearers cut coal from a wall face, which falls onto a conveyor belt for removal.

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Longwall Mining Equipment

efficiency than other longwall extraction methods in low and medium heights. This is supported by greater installed power than any other manufacturer – up to 1 600 KW (2,160 hp) with the GH1600. Any incremental plowing as offered by Cat means that the plow cuts a precisely defined depth, regardless of coal hardness, seam structure and faults. On older-style systems, the cutting depth is ...

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Introduction to Longwall Mining Engineering Systems ...

Longwall mining is one of the widely used coal extraction methods that involve the use of several sophisticated types of machinery to mine: a continuous seam of coal block which can be up to 450m wide and 7km long. To achieve a productive operation, multiple pieces of equipment must be fully integrated to work as a single entity.

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Transmission Pipeline Subsidence from Mining

In many areas, longwall mining is ruling the day in underground coal and other ore deposit extraction. Over the years, this extraction method has advanced and become a more productive process. As a consequence of this, and increased mining in areas with greater infrastructure, there has been greater exposure of transmission pipelines to ground movements from longwall mining. Longwall mining ...

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Yield pillars for stress control in longwall mines — case ...

Pre-longwall-mining behaviour indicates the existence of a pressure arch, the width of which increases with depth. Results indicate that use of yield pillars improves stress control, reduces bump potential, and increases resource recovery. This is a preview of subscription content, log into check access.

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Design Optimization of Longwall Chain Pillars

Key words: Chain pillar, Longwall mining, numerical methods, pillar design, pillar optimization 1. Introduction Longwall is an underground mining method which has a high rate of production capacity and mechanization ability. This mining method which is appropriately applied for soft rock flat-lying bedded ore bodies gradually became a widespread mining method amongst European coal mines at

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Assessment of roof fall risk in longwall coal mines

The longwall mining system is the main system used in Poland’s hard coal mines.

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Longwall Salvage Shield Extraction - F.T.I. Pty Ltd - YouTube

07/08/2013  This sample video contains extracts from the Underground Longwall Shield Extraction Training Video produced by F.T.I. Pty Ltd.For further information about F...

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