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Mining Industry Solutions-Case Study

Supplier: Elastoplastic Concrete
19 October, 2009

The shotcrete specification for the NPM Lift 2 expansion project called for "synthetic fibre only" due to ongoing electrical short circuit damage to mining equipment caused by previously used steel fibre.

Mining Industry Solutions

  • Mining Industry
  • Shotcrete for Rock Support
  • Declines & Roads
  • Workshop Floors
  • Underground Crusher Chambers
  • Draw Point Strengthening
  • Stope Fill Barricades
  • Portal & Embankment Stabilisation

Case study #1

  • Company: Rio Tinto
  • Project Site: North Parkes Mine, Australia
  • Operation: Block cave - copper / gold
  • Depth: 800m
  • Contractor: Henry Walker Eltin

Scope:

The shotcrete specification for the NPM Lift 2 expansion project called for "synthetic fibre only" due to ongoing electrical short circuit damage to mining equipment caused by previously used steel fibre.

Rock burst conditions dictated a Toughness requirement of 380 Joules energy absorption on the Round Determinate Panel (RDP) test method.

Solution:

Barchip fibre reinforced shotcrete application to all underground excavation, including access declines, crusher station and draw points.

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