Prospects of gas-turbine engine-based propulsion plants application with mine haulers

Prospects of gas-turbine engine-based propulsion plants application with mine haulers

P.I. Tarasov, M.L. Khazin, V.V. Furzikov

The article gives grounds for the opportunity of developing gas-turbine engine-based propulsion plants in the nearest future. It also contains the comparative analysis of weight and size, and economic specific parameters of piston and gas-turbine engines for mine haulers propulsion plants. The authors believe that operation of gas-turbine engines in propulsion plants of mine machinery is able to deal with such issues as maximization of the transported mined material, environmental aspects of surface mining operations and cost effectiveness due to natural gas application as a fuel.

Key words: propulsion plant, gas-turbine engine, mine hauler, mining machinery, specific parameters

Mining Industry Journal №1 (137) 2018, p.49–51