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This report covers the development of a new range of colliery information computer systems (CIS). These systems were first used to monitor production and delays from longwall faces. A trial installation was set up at Shirebrook Colliery and proved so successful that British Coal is now installing many similar systems. The key features of the production monitoring application are that delays are automatically detected in real time, and the operator is prompted for the root cause of the delay. This is done through a linked series of questions and answers from a linked set of possible delay causes. Ad hoc and regular reports are produced, giving local colliery management visibility of coal face performance, thus enabling informed decisions and corrective action to be taken. Following the successful application to production monitoring, the system was extended to heading/drivages, coal clearance/conveyors, mine air environment and fixed plants.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation HQTD, Burton upon Trent (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13357 EN (1991) 361 pp., FS, ECU 32.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2683-0
Record Number: 199110948 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en