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The reliability of hoist ropes is of utmost importance for the safety of personnel and for maintaining productivity in mines

G. L. Bredenkamp
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 9, No 2 | a455 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v9i2.455 | © 1990 G. L. Bredenkamp | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 July 1990 | Published: 05 July 1990

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G. L. Bredenkamp,, South Africa

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Potential fractures should be predicted in advance, but with the minimum disruption of mining activities. Existing as well as newly developed techniques are integrated into a single compact system to measure the three most relevant rope parameters, which are: cross sectional area, number of broken wires and the ohmic contact between wires. These parame­ters are measured simultaneously, in situ, in a non destructive manner.


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