Mine Hoist Program

Mine Hoist – Overview | MHP1000
DESCRIPTION

Students will examine the operations of a mine hoisting plant.  This course will provide an overview of the hoisting plant and is a pre-requisite for the remaining five courses in the programs. The components found within the mine hoisting plant will be examined, and new technology and industry trends will be investigated.  The legislation specific to hoisting plants will be reviewed while considering the roles and responsibility of the various personnel in the mine hoisting plant.

DURATION

15 Hours

Topics/Concepts Covered in This Course

  • The hoist plant as a “system”
  • Hoist types
  • The interdependence of equipment in the hoisting plant
  • Communication methods in the hoisting plant
  • The role of the hoist
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Potential hazards in the plant
  • Roles and responsibilities of hoisting plant personnel
  • Hoisting plant terminology
  • Shaft sinking equipment
  • Log books as a record keeping and reporting function
  • New technology and worldwide industry trends
Mine Hoist – Conveyances | MHP1001
DESCRIPTION

Students will examine mine hoist conveyances and related mechanical systems including types, guides, attachment pins, skips, loading pockets, cages, shaft structure, inspections, and manufacturer’s specifications. The legislation related to the inspection and maintenance of mine hoist conveyances will be studied.

DURATION

15 Hours

Topics/Concepts Covered in This Course

  • Definition of conveyances
  • Types of conveyances
  • Guides
  • Attachment pins
  • Chairs
  • Skips
  • Loading pockets
  • Cages
  • Shaft structure
  • Inspections
  • Manufacturer’s specifications
  • Ministry regulations and guidelines
Mine Hoist – Electrical | MHP1002
DESCRIPTION

Students will examine mine hoist electrical systems and related control, safety, and communication systems. Relevant legislation regarding the inspection and maintenance of these systems will also be examined.

DURATION

15 Hours

Topics/Concepts Covered in This Course

  • Drive systems
  • Hoist control systems
  • Material handling control systems
  • Safety circuit requirements
  • Communications systems
  • Design change protocols
  • Legislative requirements
Mine Hoist – Safety Controllers |MHP1003
DESCRIPTION

Students will acquire knowledge of mine hoist safety controllers and the related mechanical and electrical systems including Lily Controller, electrical components, diagrams, PLCs, and programming.  The relevant legislation related to the inspection and maintenance of such systems in Ontario will also be examined.

DURATION

15 Hours

Topics/Concepts Covered in This Course

  • Lily controller
  • Electrical components typically related to various types of safety controllers
  • Electrical diagrams
  • PLCs
  • Basic PLC programming
  • PLC safety controllers
Mine Hoist – Brakes | MHP1004
DESCRIPTION

Students will become familiar with mine hoist brakes the related mechanical systems including fluid power systems, brake design, and hoisting plant commissioning.  Roles and responsibilities regarding braking systems will be examines, along with relevant legislation regarding the operation, inspection, and maintenance of these systems within the mine hoisting plants in Ontario.

DURATION

15 Hours

Topics/Concepts Covered in This Course

  • Fluid power systems
  • Mine hoist brake design
  • Legislation and safety statistics
  • General roles and responsibilities of personnel regarding braking systems
  • Hoisting plant commissioning
  • Basic fluid power components according to their ANSI symbol
Mine Hoist – Ropes & Attachments | MHP1005
DESCRIPTION

Students will gain knowledge of hoist rope systems and the related mechanical systems found within the mines hoisting plant including wire ropes. Sheaves, drums. Attachments, rope lay, ordering, deterioration and failure, lubrication, and testing. Relevant legislation related to the inspection and maintenance of such systems in Ontario will also be examined.

DURATION

15 Hours

Topics/Concepts Covered in This Course

  • Purpose of wire ropes
  • Visual inspections
  • Sheaves
  • Tight sheave grooves
  • Drums
  • Attachments
  • Rope lay
  • Rope ordering criteria
  • Deterioration and failures
  • Lubrication
  • Rope testing
  • Legislation related to ropes and their components
  • Effects of a kink