Advantages of integrating automated process control systems of coal mines with positioning systems


Читать на русскоя языкеT.V. Nasibullina
LLC Scientific and Production Firm “Granch”, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Russian Mining Industry №2 / 2024 стр. 71-76

Abstract: Coal mining companies, especially those involved in underground operations, are currently at different stages on their way to digitalization and face a number of challenges, which are described in the article. One group of such problems is the difficulties concerned with the coal mine dispatching control. The paper shows how a properly selected approach, i.e. the integration of various automated process control systems with positioning systems, provides a solution to these problems and offers significant advantages both regarding the industrial safety and maximizing the economic effect. Examples of such integration are given for the conveyor transport control system, for the air and mine gas control systems as well as a CCTV systems with positioning systems within the Smart Mine® complex. An assessment of the current technical basis for the implementation of this approach is given, and the advantages of using a single platform for subsystems of the multi-functional safety system and production management systems are shown.

Keywords: Automatic Process Control System (APCS), multifunctional safety system, smart mine, digital transformation, positioning system, explosion-proof industrial controller

For citation: Nasibullina T.V. Advantages of integrating automated process control systems of coal mines with positioning systems. Russian Mining Industry. 2024;(2):71–76. (In Russ.)

Article info

Received: 22.03.2024

Revised: 10.04.2024

Accepted: 10.04.2024

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Tatiana V. Nasibullina – Director for Research, LLC Scientific and Production Firm “Granch”, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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