Following on from this input of resources and directions, the following are samples of the products that have been developed recently by ACIRL Ltd.:
Coal Processing ACIRL is currently undertaking several speculative projects.
ACIRL has developed several products with Voest Alpine including CBT for the ABM 20 continuous miner and hydraulic circuit simulations of the ABM 20 continuous miner.
Via a AIDAB grant, ACIRL developed several database products for use by EGAT, the Thai brown coal producer and electricity utility.
To fully exploit the benefits of CARD to the mining industry this service is to be further developed and extended by the Surface Mining Group in cooperation with ACIRL's in-house Computing Services Group and others.
ACIRL is convinced that the important role of draglines in the coal industry is such that an ADPC would be an ideal focus for efforts to maintain and enhance dragline productivity.
CARD is now being used as a planning tool in Queensland's Bowen Basin and reshaping using ACIRL's planning work is being implemented in the field.
Recently ACIRL has been contracted to evaluate so called 'high productivity buckets' against conventional dragline buckets on testing rigs at the University of Queensland Experimental Mine (UQEM).
1394), 'Further Evaluation of Dragline Hopper Concepts, ACIRL was contracted to undertake investigations of innovative bucket and rigging designs to facilitate dumping inside the boom point radius.
ACIRL has also attracted widespread industry support for the evaluation of dragline training to assist improving productivity, particularly as open pits go deeper, and to enable broadly accepted dragline operator accreditation.