Mine Equipment Selection for Ajabanoko Iron Ore Deposit, Kogi State, Nigeria
Science Research
Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 25-30
Received: Apr. 4, 2013; Published: Apr. 2, 2013
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Adebimpe, R. A., Dept. of Mineral Resources Engineering. The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Akande, J. M, Dept. of Mining Engineering. The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Arum C, Dept. of Civil Engineering. The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
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Mine equipment selection is an integral part of mine planning and design. This study carried out mine equipment selection using combined multiple attributes decision - making method (MADM). Various models of five major mine equipment (dump trucks, wheel loaders, crawler excavators, bulldozers and blast hole drilling rigs) were considered for selection. The attributes considered for the equipment selection where appropriate are cost/unit, operating weight, payload capacity, bucket capacity, maximum digging depth and power. The mine equipment selection order for dump truck, wheel loader, excavator, bulldozer and drilling rig at the Ajabanoko iron ore deposit is EUCLID R90, CAT IT 62H, TEREX TC 225 LC, HITACHI 2505 and TEREX SKT-12 respectively. The study further established the importance of the attributes in the selection of the appropriate model of mine equipment.
Mine Equipment, Attributes, Selection Order, MADM, Models
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Adebimpe, R. A., Akande, J. M, Arum C, Mine Equipment Selection for Ajabanoko Iron Ore Deposit, Kogi State, Nigeria, Science Research. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, pp. 25-30. doi: 10.11648/j.sr.20130102.13
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