The measurement of exhaust temperatures on operating underground diesel equipment

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 801, 1979

D.B. STEWART, J.A.D. EBERSOLE and J.P. MOGAN Canadian Explosive Atmospheres Laboratory, Mining Research Laboratories CANMET, Dept. of Energy, Mines & Resources, Ottawa

This paper reports on an investigation undertaken to determine the exhaust gas temperatures of operating underground mining equipment. The effectiveness of platinum catalytic purifiers is discussed. From exhaust temperatures, it is concluded that LHD engines are highly loaded, haulage truck engines are moderately loaded and utility vehicle engines are lightly loaded.
Keywords: Underground mining, Exhaust temperatures, Diesel equipment, Catalyctic purifyers, Platinum, Denison Mines Ltd., Trucks, LHD vehicles