The Canadian Mining Research Organization (CAMIRO) will begin work on three research deep-mining projects aimed at reducing geological, health and safety and economic risks associated with mining below 2,000 metres.
FedNor is contributing $250,000 to CAMIRO, which is administering the projects on behalf of the Deep Mining Research Consortium.
One project component will examine how greater air pressure at depth affects diesel emissions, and how to calibrate diesel engines for maximum performance in deep-mining operations.
A second study is geared to expanding existing knowledge regarding the benefits of using a new backfilling material called Gelfill in deep mining
The third project involves the creation of a camera system for monitoring the condition of hoist ropes.