Failure Prediction of Mine De-watering Pumps

Failure Prediction of Mine De-watering Pumps J Fail. Anal. and Preven. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-018-0488-3 TECHNICAL ARTICLE—PEER-REVIEWED . . Johannes A. Jacobs Marc J. Mathews M. Kleingeld Submitted: 25 April 2018 ASM International 2018 Abstract The de-watering reticulation system of a deep Keywords Pump failure prediction level mine requires a network of pumps to pump water Reliability engineering  Weibull analysis from underground to the surface. These de-watering pumps are exposed to extreme operating conditions, which can result in unacceptably short service lives. It is thus Introduction important for mining personnel to use the available tools to improve system operations and maintenance procedures. On a typical deep level mine, the de-watering reticulation Current maintenance strategies involve reactive and pre- system is one of the largest electrical energy consumers ventive models, which can lead to failure creep. In order to and can account for 25–50% of the mine’s total energy implement proactive strategies, forecasting models are usage [1]. The pumps in these systems are required to required. One of such models can be Weibull models, pump water from below the surface at pumping heads in which has proven to be successful for many product failure excess of 800 m [2]. These pumps are thus exposed to mechanisms. The Weibull http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention Springer Journals

Failure Prediction of Mine De-watering Pumps

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by ASM International
Subject
Materials Science; Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Classical Mechanics; Structural Mechanics; Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
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1547-7029
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1864-1245
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10.1007/s11668-018-0488-3
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J Fail. Anal. and Preven. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-018-0488-3 TECHNICAL ARTICLE—PEER-REVIEWED . . Johannes A. Jacobs Marc J. Mathews M. Kleingeld Submitted: 25 April 2018 ASM International 2018 Abstract The de-watering reticulation system of a deep Keywords Pump failure prediction level mine requires a network of pumps to pump water Reliability engineering  Weibull analysis from underground to the surface. These de-watering pumps are exposed to extreme operating conditions, which can result in unacceptably short service lives. It is thus Introduction important for mining personnel to use the available tools to improve system operations and maintenance procedures. On a typical deep level mine, the de-watering reticulation Current maintenance strategies involve reactive and pre- system is one of the largest electrical energy consumers ventive models, which can lead to failure creep. In order to and can account for 25–50% of the mine’s total energy implement proactive strategies, forecasting models are usage [1]. The pumps in these systems are required to required. One of such models can be Weibull models, pump water from below the surface at pumping heads in which has proven to be successful for many product failure excess of 800 m [2]. These pumps are thus exposed to mechanisms. The Weibull

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Journal of Failure Analysis and PreventionSpringer Journals

Published: May 31, 2018

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