LABORATORY TEST RIG FOR EXAMINING AGGREGATE MINING FROM SEABED USING THE AIRLIFT METHOD
The use of the Airlift method for transporting the mined aggregate from the seabed to the deck of the mining ship is an alternative for presently used solutions, such as suction pumps or scoop transport for instance. Building the laboratory test rig was preceded by tests in natural conditions. The rig was designed in such a way as to model these conditions as close as possible, and to have potential for further development.
Keywords:Airlift method, Airlift test rig, deep-level mining
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