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Next Meeting- April 17, 2014
Next Monthly Section Meeting
Thursday, April 17th at 6:30 PM
J.D. Wientjes - Henry Krumb Lecture Series Presentation
Inherently, haulage fleets are subjected to a vast amount of operating variables, many of which are highly unpredictable and hard to quantify. Thus, the mining industry experiences, at times, great difficulty in trying to define a proper fleet configuration and then project meaningful performance estimates.
To aid with this fleet definition complexity, the Komatsu Mining Division has developed a software tool that addresses haulage fleet definition and the variables common to haulage systems. This tool avoids defining finite performance figures, as typically done in like software programs, but instead illustrates performance values for variable haulage applications and fleet configurations. Thus, the user has the ability to evaluate multiple haulage scenarios without having to conduct and comprehend a series of individual analyses.
This presentation will introduce this mining system tool and its major design principles. An overview of these principles will give the attendee an understanding of the key functions and capabilities of the program. In addition, evaluation examples will be presented to further insure understanding of how this tool can be applied for a haulage application analysis.
J.D. Wientjes has been in the mining industry for nearly 35 years. He began his career with Shell Mining Co. and held various engineering, operation, and management positions at surface coal operations in Ohio and West Virginia for nearly 15 years. He has worked for equipment manufacturing companies for the last 20 years and is currently the Manager, Application Engineering for Komatsu America Corp.
He is an active member of SME who currently serves on the Coal & Energy Division Executive Committee. The presentation that he is giving today was recognized as a Henry Krumb lecture at the 2013 national SME convention. He is a Professional Engineer and has a BS in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
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