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This report briefly describes the background to colliery engineering maintenance, past experience in machine condition monitoring within coal preparation and the introduction of condition-based maintenance. A role model scheme has been developed for the introduction of condition-based maintenance into coal preparation plants. The report describes the instrumentation and monitoring methods suitable for application to most mineral processing plants, the use of specialist companies to monitor, gather, process and analyse the information and the actions taken by the colliery. Examples of the benefits of operating such a scheme are given in terms of safety, performance and finance. Other problematical aspects of coal processing are examined which have a direct effect on plant condition and availability.

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Authors: LESTER M, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB);JONES T, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB);WILLIAMS J, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17428 EN (1998) 141pp., ECU 25.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3694-0
Record Number: 199811198 / Last updated on: 1998-10-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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