Delta Coal’s Chain Valley Colliery

Instantly increased coal quality + quantity: How Waterline’s automation and remote process control system support for Delta Coal’s Chain Valley Colliery increased coal quality and quantity

Delta Coal’s Chain Valley Colliery (CVC) produces up to 1.5 million tonnes of thermal coal each year using the Caterpillar EL2000 Shearer. After operating for the past seven years, Delta Coal saw an opportunity to optimise their operations through improvements to the software, hardware and automation of their shearer.

Here’s how Waterline’s remote process control system (PCS) support & automation services have helped Delta Coal obtain a seven per cent improvement in the quality of the coal extracted from a single cut sequence, while improving operational reliability and improving the safety of the operator.

The mini-wall floor horizon plotted by the Shearer pass to pass. The commissioned automation system working hand-in-hand with the operations team has led to excellent horizon compliance and kept the wall “In-Seam"
The mini-wall floor horizon plotted by the Shearer pass to pass. The commissioned automation system working hand-in-hand with the operations team has led to excellent horizon compliance and kept the wall “In-Seam"

“The automation engineer had the knowledge, expertise and the right tools to complete the project - and do so remotely. The additional support offered aided not only this project but other electrical engineering items for the department. Everything was dealt with in a timely manner and with full commitment. We look forward to utilising Waterline more due to the success and support of this project.”

Stephan Krysko

Miniwall Electrical Co-Ordinator

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