April Tech Talk - Decarbonising Mining: Electrification of Mine Haulage
Join the Southern Queensland Branch on Wednesday 21st April for a panel technical presentation on the electrification of mine haulage and the associated electrical applications and considerations for a mine site.
About this event
Many mining companies are looking at ways to improve their social license to operate and environmental performance through the reduction of carbon emissions. Electrification of mining operations powered from environmentally friendly sources are seen as a key strategy in delivering this outcome.
While a range of technologies exist to electrify the mine haulage process, the ever changing nature of mine haulage requires a degree of flexibility that makes it difficult to electrify. A panel consisting of ABB and RPMGlobal will look at the interaction between mine planning and design and the adoption of these technologies.
RPMGlobal : Known for software such as mine and maintenance scheduling, RPM’s advisory and consulting division has been active in a number of mine electrification studies.
ABB : As the world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, ABB offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways. ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010, and today has a fast-growing global installed base of 8,000 ABB DC chargers, including high power chargers up to 350 kW, installed across 68 countries, more chargers than any other manufacturer.
Moderator : Adam Foot (Mining Engineer & Chair, SQ AusIMM Branch)
Introduction (Ben) – Electrically powered mine vehicles are not new
Mine Haulage (Ben) – The presentation will focus on recent studies conducted by by RPM Global that have looked at the options available and the pathways towards electrification of mine haulage
Mining Infrastructure (Paul) - Innovative Electrical Infrastructure Solutions for Open Pit and Underground Mining
- Importance of Real time Operations Management and Fleet Management in BEV Mining strategies
Mining Vehicles (Dr. Ali) - ABB technologies to support sustainable transportation for mining vehicles
- ESS technology and application for mining vehicle
- Turnkey on-board traction solution (converter, ESS, traction motors) for new/retrofit mining vehicle
- Overall design process and benefits of hybrid system
Charging Technologies (Steve) - Charging products that fit for purpose and maximize utilization of vehicle
- Megawatt charging, the next generation of ultra-fast charging
- Turnkey E-house solution
- Grid to connector solution
BE(Mech) GDMining FIEAust FAusIMM CPEng CPMin RPEQ
Dr Ali Parvizi
BE (Mech), PhD (Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran)
The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
5.30pm – 7.30pm (UTC+10:00)