T esting Gravity-Operated Mine Hoist Braking Systems

CIM Bulletin, 1966

W. V. McKnight Electrical Engineer of Mines, Ontario Department of Mines, Toronto, Ont.

The paper discusses the equipment and methods used to establish sorne of the characteristics of a braking system. Sorne typical tests are des~ ribed and an explanation of the appro~ch used to derive information from the recorder charts is given.
Keywords: Brakes, Braking, Braking systems, braking, deceleration, hoist, Ontario, South Africa, conveyance, Conveyances, Emergency, Equipment, Hoists, test, Tests