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    • The implementation of a dynamic air compressor selector system in mines 

      Van Niekerk, Mattheus Hendrikus Pieters (2015)
      The generation of compressed air comprises 20% of the total electricity usage in the mining industry, although compressed air is often seen as a free source of energy. There are however significant costs associated with ...
    • Reconfiguring mine cooling auxiliaries for optimal operation 

      Oberholzer, Kasper Jakobus (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      Deep level gold mines utilise energy intensive cooling systems to maintain an acceptable underground working environment. The majority of these cooling systems are old as they were installed a few years after the mines’ ...