W1: Dust Management Practical Workshop Sunday 27 August 2017 Session Chair/Co-Chair—Dr. B Belle/Dr. R Brake
Workshop Outline: - Basics of Dust related Occupational Lung Diseases and X-Ray Reading - Dr Rob McCartney, Occupational Physician, Chief Medical Officer, Brisbane - History of NSW Monitoring - NSW-Coal Services; Mark Shepstone-Head of Dust Committee - History of QLD Monitoring - SIMATRS, Anne Kelly - Dust Monitoring ---State-of the - Art - Jon Volkwein (PDM3700-xNIOSH, USA) - ACARP Research (UNSW)- Real-time dust monitoring - D Chalmers - History of WA Monitoring - Terry Siefken, Inspector of Mines, WA - Dust Control Solutions - Experiences for positive outcome - B Johnston, S Africa - UK History of coal dust exposure management - B Leeming - Dust Research Pathways-ACARP Project (UQ) - Dr. D Cliff - Dust Management Q& A type session - R Brake/B Belle (Document Recommendations for ACARP)
Cost: Members: $110, Non Members: $132
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
W2: Ventilation Modelling Sunday 27 August 2017
Best practices in ventilation model construction, simulation, analysis and review.
Ventilation modelling is now a part of most everyday mine operations, and often forms an integral part in mine safety plans and budgets. Substantial operating costs and capital investments are often justified with ventilation model outcomes and emergency procedures may have critical decisions hinged on correct model information. It is therefore essential for mine professionals to build and maintain ventilation models to the highest standards so that correct information can be provided and potential limitations of model results can be recognised.
The workshop will cover recommended methods of ventilation model construction, and discuss when and where various simulation tools such as fixed flows and type of regulator methods should be used. Beginning with data collection, collation and inclusion into model assumptions, participants will be led through working examples of efficient model construction, calibration and validation. Recognition, diagnosis and correction of models with errors or poor performance will be discussed as well as potential traps and pitfalls of incorrect assumptions. Throughout the workshop, the presenters will share their own tips and hints to provide the best possible outcomes in ventilation modelling.
Presenters: Rick Brake, Craig Stewart, John Rowland Cost: Members: $110, Non Members: $132
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
W3: Development of a Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan for Spontaneous Combustion Sunday 27 August 2017
The purpose of this short course is to update participants on the major elements required to develop an effective principal mining hazard management plan for spontaneous combustion. This will include examples of the most recent techniques used for spontaneous combustion hazard assessment and how these are used to recognise the stages of spontaneous combustion development for a specific mine site situation. Case studies will be presented from recent mine site experience.
The course will be presented in four modules:
Module 1 – Spontaneous Combustion Processes and Mechanisms • The spontaneous combustion spectrum and stages of heating development • Processes involved in spontaneous combustion and factors influencing self-heating rates • Mechanisms involved in spontaneous combustion and site behaviour
Module 2 – Spontaneous Combustion Hazard Assessment • Appropriate sampling and testing strategies • Interpreting test results • Case study examples • Unusual situations
Module 3 – Elements of a Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan • Key reference documents • Hazard identification and sponcom assessment • Risk assessment and management controls
Module 4 – Trigger Action Response Plans • Monitoring and detection • Gas evolution testing • Development of a Trigger Action Response Plan • Case studies
Workshop Presenter: Basil Beamish Basil Beamish is the Managing Director of B3 Mining Services Pty Ltd and has over 36 years of experience in coal mine related hazards both operationally and from a research perspective. He is one of the world’s leading experts in spontaneous combustion assessment for management planning and provides consultancy advice to coal mines in Australia and several overseas countries including the United States of America. More recently, Basil has worked with metalliferous mines to help them understand their risk profile from the hazard of spontaneous combustion.