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Routine condition monitoring is a recognised and well established method of predicting impending failure of the machinery of an armoured face conveyor. In this way, an impending breakdown can be predicted, and even dealt with, before it causes any loss in production. This report describes work towards the automation of this process which has resulted in the development of the INSITE monitoring system. The system monitors electrical power, current and voltage, which allows automatic calculation of supply regulation tests together with coal load, no load, and recirculation indices. The project was mainly concerned with the expansion of the system to include monitoring of the following mechanical and or electrical functions: (i) gearbox oil debris and temperature; (ii) headframe chain tension; (iii) sprocket debris temperature and lubrication loss; (iv) positive re-start.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14625 EN (1993) 76 pp., MF, ECU 4
Availability: (2)
Record Number: 199310916 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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