Technical operating flexibility in the analysis of mine layouts and schedules.

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dc.contributor.author Musingwini, C.
dc.contributor.author Minnitt, R.C.A.
dc.contributor.author Woodhall, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-24T13:57:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-24T13:57:05Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02
dc.identifier.citation Musingwini, C., Minnitt, R.C.A. and Woodhall, M. 2007. Technical operating flexibility in the analysis of mine layouts and schedules. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 107 (2), pp. 129-136. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2225-6253
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/25489
dc.description This paper is a revised version of a paper presented in the Proceedings of the Second International Platinum Conference, 'Platinum Surges Ahead' in 2006. The work described in this paper is part of a current PhD study at the University of the Witwatersrand. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Often overlooked factor in the analysis of mine layouts and schedules is technical operating flexibility (or tactical flexibility), mainly due to its nebulous nature. By glossing over technical operating flexibility the resultant mine layouts and schedules may be suboptimal. The need to incorporate technical operating flexibility into the analysis and comparison of mine layouts and schedules is increasing in importance. The nature of technical operating flexibility is illustrated, previous work on valuing of operating flexibility reviewed, and a proposal made on how technical operating flexibility can be quantified for tabular reef mines by using a platinum reef deposit as a case study. Once technical operating flexibility has been quantified it becomes possible to explore its incorporation into the analysis of mine layouts and schedules and subsequent optimization processes. This paper is a revised version of a paper presented in the Proceedings of the Second International Platinum Conference, 'Platinum Surges Ahead' in 2006. The work described in this paper is part of a current PhD study at the University of the Witwatersrand. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. en_ZA
dc.rights © 2007. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. This Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. en_ZA
dc.subject Mine plans en_ZA
dc.subject Ore availability en_ZA
dc.subject Tactical flexibility en_ZA
dc.subject Operating flexibility en_ZA
dc.subject Platinum en_ZA
dc.subject Process control en_ZA
dc.subject Mineral industry en_ZA
dc.subject Mine layouts en_ZA
dc.title Technical operating flexibility in the analysis of mine layouts and schedules. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 107 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MvdH2018 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 136 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 2 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 129 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id 0000-0002-5150-4749 en_ZA


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