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Increased productivity and safety of European coalmines by advanced techniques and planning tools enabling an improved strata control of the face-roadway junction

Objective

Longwall face ends are the most vulnerable areas of hard coal mines for injuries and production delays. They are also the most difficult to support. Recently several major falls of ground and major face-end/roadway deformations have occurred in European mines showing that such incidents are often caused by misjudgement of faulted zones, failing ribs and inappropriate support measure choices at the planning stage.

The project focuses on the development of reliable planning tools and advanced support techniques for face roadway junctions to enable strata control of this critical location. This will have a considerable impact on the productivity and safety of European Coal mines.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE STEINKOHLE AG
Address
Shamrockring 1
Herne
Germany

Participants (10)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS-ARMINES
France
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
Paris
CENTRAL MINING INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Plac Gwarkow 1
Katowice
DEGUSSA GMBH
Germany
Address
Bennigsenplatz 1
Duesseldorf
DMT GMBH*
Germany
Address
Am Technologiepark 1
Essen
GEOCONTROL SA
Spain
Address
Calle Cristobal Bordiu 19-21 5
Madrid
KOMPANIA WEGLOWA SA
Poland
Address
Ul Powstancow 30
Katowice
ROCK MECHANICS TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Mill Lane Off Common Road Huthwaite
Nottingham
SERVICES FOR BUSINESS IT RUHR GMBH
Germany
Address
Bruchstrasse 5
Gelsenkirchen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CLAUSTHAL
Germany
Address
Adolph-roemer-strasse 2A
Clausthal-zellerfeld
UK COAL MINING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Blyth Road, Harworth
Doncaster