If you've ever worked with underground miners, you'll know they are a different breed. They work hard under adverse conditions, and so must their electrical equipment.

Common electrical challenges in an underground mine:

  • Voltage drop and regulation problems due to long cables.
  • Difficulty in starting large ventilation fans and drilling motors.
  • Confined working areas with size restrictions on underground substations.
  • Mining plans that change regularly; power systems must be flexible.
  • Mobile substations that regularly relocate.
  • Difficult grounding conditions and transferred ground potentials.
  • High altitude.

Whatever your challenge, Strutherstech has solutions. Whether you require a design of a brand new underground mine electrical power system or need troubleshooting of an existing system, a selection of electrical engineering services for the open pit mining industry are listed below. Follow the links or contact us for more information.

Short Circuit Studies
Short Circuit Studies

Electrical Protection Studies

Power and Load Flow Studies

Electrical Testing and Commissioning

Feasibility Studies and Cost Estimates

Power System Design

Electrical Equipment Procurement

Energy & Economic Models
Electrical Training

Arc Flash Studies

Construction Power

Power Harmonic Studies

Substation Design

Utility Liaison

Grounding systems

Control Panel Design

Time Domain Analysis (PSCAD)

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