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Benchmarking electricity use of deep-level mines
(North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
Electricity consumption, and the cost thereof, has become a large contributor to operating costs in deep-level mining in South Africa. Up to 60% of electricity used on deep-level mines can be attributed to five high power ...
Cost savings on mine dewatering pumps by reducing preparation– and comeback loads
Using chilled water within South African gold mines is paramount to the purpose of extracting gold ore efficiently. Using water for cooling, drilling and sweeping and the release of underground fissure water causes the ...
Thermal–fluid simulation of nuclear steam generator performance using Flownex and RELAP5/mod3.4
(North-West University, 2012)
The steam generator plays a primary role in the safety and performance of a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant. The cost to utilities is in the order of millions of Rands a year as a direct result of damage to ...