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Installation and commissioning of new primary fans at Barrick's Kanowna Belle mine, Kalgoorlie, Australia
Barrick Australia Pacific, Kanowna Belle Mine & Western Australian.
2009 (English)In: Ninth International Mine Ventilation Congress: New Delhi, India, 10-13 November, 2009 : technical papers, poster session / [ed] Durga C. Panigrahi, New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishing , 2009, 113-121 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Barrick's Kanowna Belle gold mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, has reached a depth of 1100 m and further development will take it to 1250 m. A feasibility study undertaken in 2006 identified the mining of E block as both technically and commercially feasible. One of the major requirements of mining this block was upgrading the existing primary ventilation fans. These fans consisted of three 450 kW axial fans that provided approximately 490 m3/s of airflow. The feasibility study concluded that an additional 160 m3/s was required for E block. Subsequent study showed that in order to achieve this, two of the existing fans were to be replaced with 2 x 450 kW axial fans in series, each of them, and the other was to be replaced with a 1400 kW axial fan. The processes of installation and commissioning of these new fans are discussed in this paper.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishing , 2009. 113-121 p.
Keyword [en]
Ventilation, Fan, Civil engineering and architecture - Geoengineering and mining engineering
Keyword [sv]
Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Geoteknik och gruvteknik
Research subject
Mining and Rock Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29320Local ID: 2c3104f5-5cf6-471b-a05c-9f9424482d97OAI: diva2:1002543
International Mine Ventilation Congress : 10/11/2009 - 13/11/2009
Upprättat; 2009; 20160310 (adrhal)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30

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