ON LINE MONITORING TO MAXIMISE
CONVEYOR PERFORMANCE

Mr. Alex McHarg
Principal AB Consulting (NSW) Pty Limited, Australia

1. INTRODUCTION

Modern conveyors are becoming more complex with increased power requirements, multiple drives and longer centre distances. The trend towards reduced manning levels with increased productivity has led to the use of Real Time On Line Monitoring or SCADA (Self Contained Automatic Data Acquisition) systems to manage the operation of conveyor systems. This paper will review the SCADA system in use at South Bulga Colliery and how it is utilised to manage the conveyors.

2. PAPER CONTENTS

1 Introduction
2 Paper Contents
3 Overview Of South Bulga Colliery
  3.1 Operation of Mine
  3.2 Conveyor System
4 Overview Of Monitoring System
  4.1 What is Monitored
  4.2 Information Recovered from the System
  4.3 Operational and Alarm Information
5 South Bulga's Experience.
  5.1 Commissioning without monitoring.
  5.2 Success with monitoring
  5.3