Title: System sequence of surface mining operation

Authors: Padma Charan Mishra; Manoj Kumar Mohanty

Addresses: The Bisra Stone Lime Company Limited, Department of Engineering, Birmitrapur, Sundargarh, 770033 Odisha, India ' Larsen & Toubro Limited, Kansbahal, Sundargarh, 770034 Odisha, India

Abstract: The magnificent mining super cycle from 2002 to 2010 is gone. Presently the mining industry is struggling with productivity challenges. To understand the complete business and its sequence of process, this study specifically aims at exploring the main operational activities and sub-activities of surface mining industry. Surface mining systems are different for different type of deposits. The paper is concern for forming a sequential model of surface mining operation system prevalent in India. Four massively deposited surface mines were studied at north-eastern peninsular belt and central belt of India by observation method to arrive at a model of sequence. The system sequence will be helpful for both academic study and business purpose to garner knowledge of the operation system. The sub-activities of each function are reflected in the model sequence that gives a complete idea of the complete system of operation of surface mining.

Keywords: system sequence; surface mining operation; model of sequence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2018.103768

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2018 Vol.8 No.4, pp.340 - 352

Received: 17 Dec 2018
Accepted: 01 Jun 2019

Published online: 26 Nov 2019 *

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