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    • Optimising mine cooling system performance through monitoring and analysis 

      Pretorius, J.G.D. (North-West University (South Africa), 2019)
      The South African mining industry is under ever-increasing economic pressure. The lack of shallow resources forces mining companies to increase workplace depths to exploit mineral resources. The increased depth of workplaces ...
    • Reducing electrical costs for a mine ventilation system with the aid of simulation software 

      Smit, Nicholas Jacobus (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
      Eskom, the South African state owned power utility, offers a demand side management (DSM) program that suggests different electrical energy tariffs during different times of the day for large consumers of electrical energy, ...
    • Simulating operational improvements on mine compressed air systems 

      Friedenstein, Brandon Miles (North-West University (South Africa). Potchefstroom Campus, 2018)
      As the operational costs of deep-level mines increase and gold ore grades decrease, profitability in the South African gold mining sector is becoming a challenge. Electricity tariff increases moreover contribute to the ...