University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Wits Mining Institute & Wits Enterprise
Presents a short course on:
Technology in Mining: Management of Earth Moving Equipment For Mining and Large scale Infrastructure Projects
21 – 23 November 2018
To study and practice:
- Advanced manual and computerized techniques, for the selection of the most efficient and most economical spread of equipment and general layout.
- Equipment Economics & Earthwork Cost Evaluation Analysis.
- Planning and Managing Earthmoving Projects
Who Should Attend
This 3-day postgraduate level course, which has been of high demand for many years now, is aimed at Engineers and Technicians at Technical and Managerial levels, who are involved in the various stages of Surface Mining and Civil Engineering Projects - Planning, Execution and Project Management.
The course is offered over 3 consecutive days. Delegates will also study and personally practice the most updated computer programs such as Talpac by Runge, FPC etc. for:
- Machine and earthmoving simulation
- Optimizing system selection
- Machine and earthmoving cost analysis
Note: All lectures followed by tutorial, class exercising and software practicing.
Use of laptops during course is required. Participants are requested to bring their own laptops for software and case studies downloading
The following is the course program, subject to adjustment to the companies and delegate's special interest and needs.
- Properties of soil which affect earthmoving. Basics of Geo-Mechanics
- Power required for various stages of Earthmoving.
- The usage and interpretation of earthmoving machines performance curves.
- Earthmoving production calculations. Variables affecting cycle time and production. Machine and fleet availability by MTBF, MTTR.
- Principles of Machinery Component design. Diesel engine curves, power-train components, hydraulic systems, tracks and undercarriage. Earthmoving tire selection and management
- Rock breaking techniques. Drilling and blasting, hydraulic hammers applications, rock ripping, Use of seismography for selecting rock breaking methods.
- Bulldozers application, types of blades and their economical application range. Production calculations, manual and computerized.
- Top loading methods and equipment. Track and wheel type front end loaders (FEL), SAE ratings, Load-Haul-Dump application (by application software). FEL variety of attachments for excavation and material handling
- Hydraulic Excavators - mass excavation and loading versions. Mining hydraulic and mechanical shovels and their application range
- Earth hauling equipment and its application range. On highway earthmoving trucks, Mining trucks, Special application haulers, articulated Dump Trucks. (ADT)
- Scraper Applications for mining and mine rehabilitation- Push Loaded and Self Loading. (Elevator, auger) Optimum Load Time. Performance and production rates.
- Leveling and grading equipment. Land levelers and motor graders. Automatic blade control - conventional, GPS and Laser guided.
- Matching fleets for earthmoving optimization. Implementation of the queuing theory.
- Computerized simulation programs for loading and hauling by class demonstration and students exercising (by Talpac, FPC etc.)
- Principals of fleet and site management. Planning an efficient spread of earthmoving equipment. Job Scheduling and Planning
- Principles of design of earthmoving roads for optimizing haulage. Road materials and cross section, geometric designs for hauling efficiency and safety. Haul road maintenance.
- Advanced earthmoving techniques - remote monitoring of earthmoving equipment. Payload sensing devices for on-site monitoring of actual production.
- Time and motion study. Truck dispatch software. GPS applications and software interpretation, basics of equipment economics. Basics of Fleet owning and operation cost. Optimum plant replacement
- Safety regulations and guidelines in earthmoving sites.
Our visiting lecturer is Prof. Zvi Borowitsh, Senior Lecturer at the Israel Institute of Technology, who has extensive experience in managing and consulting for large scale earthmoving projects. The course is convened by Prof Dick Minnitt of the School of Mining Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg.
Course fees and closing date
Course fees (per delegate for the course):
R 13,200 excluding VAT
Course fees include notes, teas and lunches.
Enquiries and bookings
To register online visit www.witsenterprise.co.za
Wits Commercial Enterprise
+27 11 717 1188 / 0823583950