Vostochnaya Mining Co. has implemented a quality control system for the condition of technological roads at one of the key production assets – the Solntsevsky coal mine. The new system will help assess the road surface to identify problem areas with subsequent elimination of defects. The high-quality condition of technological roads will increase operational efficiency, as well as the level of safety in the operation of vehicles.
“The quality control system of technological roads is designed to create a general production cycle in which each piece of equipment moves at the optimum speed and without interruptions. Successful implementation of the project will increase the productivity of 110 dump trucks, reduce fuel consumption and increase the service life of tires and suspension elements,” said Alexey Sharabarin, Director of the Solntsevsky coal mine.
Control over the quality of roads provides for equipping mining dump trucks with an automated module (measuring device), which online records various types of poor-quality road surface and transmits the indicators to the ASD Opencast system. For ease of perception, the data is graphically displayed on a digital map of the section and repeats the colour indication of the traffic light type.
In order to obtain the most reliable picture of the state of technological roads, more than 20 dump trucks with different levels of carrying capacity, from 90 to 220 t, were equipped with measuring instruments. Due to the fact that the equipment transmits all data, including its parameters and location coordinates in real time, the quality of technological roads is displayed taking into account the actual problem areas of the roadway.
Additionally, with the help of the module, the longitudinal slope of the technological road will be monitored in order to achieve the optimal parameters of the recommended value (it should not exceed), 6%.
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