Mining

Author(s): 
Simon Hanrahan and Stephen McLaughlin
Category: 
Mining

A safety case study is presented involving two major contracts: a 1000 m shaft recovery and rehabilitation, and the development of a drainage gallery in a large open pit operation. In the early stages of the contracts, there were a number of incidents that created tension between the owner and Read more... about A Safety Turn Around

Author(s): 
Keith Wallace, Brian Prosser, Danielle Stinnette
Category: 
Mine Ventilation
Author(s): 
Grant Malensek
Category: 
Project Evaluation, Mining
Author(s): 
Jess Van Diest, Keith Wallace
Category: 
Mine Ventilation

In October of 2016, Mine Ventilation Services (MVS)—which recently merged with SRK’s US practice—performed a ventilation survey for a large-opening room and pillar mine. MVS discovered that the mine had many areas with low airflow velocity causing dust to be suspended and built up. The 50-year- Read more... about Ventilation Study Focuses Efforts in Right Direction

Author(s): 
John Bowling, Keith Wallace
Category: 
Mine Ventilation
 
Mine Ventilation Services (MVS), newly merged into SRK’s US practice, has been involved with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) project since 1988. The WIPP is a nuclear waste repository approximately 2,200 ft underground in New Mexico. MVS assisted with the facility’s
Author(s): 
Maritz Rykaart, Victor Munoz, Christopher Stevens
Category: 
Environmental/Social

There is agreement within the engineering community that climate change is occurring, and there is a responsibility to integrate climate change into engineering design. However, there are few best practices and no common standards of practice that provide a prescribed and/or consistent process Read more... about Climate Change for the Engineer: Standardized Procedure for Climate Change Integration into Engineering Design

Author(s): 
Peter Fairfield
Category: 
Mining

This paper reflects on the author’s experience working in site based technical and management roles over a 29 year period, and the past 12 years in internal and external consulting roles. It discusses the author’s experiences and observations of operations management and the significant value of Read more... about Staying in the game – the importance of engineering based decisions

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