The Effect of Different Regulations In Various Parts of the World on the Design and Certification of Diesel Equipment for Underground Coal Mines

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 794, 1978

Rolf A. Knopp, Manager of Engineering, Eimco Mining Machinery, Salt Lake City, Utah

This paper discusses how design differences in FLP diesel equipment in underground coal mines came about. "Design standards" tend to create differences between countries while fostering uniformity among products of competing manufacturers. "Performance requirements," on the other hand, tend to eliminate differences between countries while encouraging competitive development of better products. Examples of regulations from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, etc., are used to illustrate differences in the design and certification of diesel equipment for underground coal mines.
Keywords: Coal mining, Underground mining, Diesel equipment, Equipment standards, Regulations.