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Programmable Electronic Mining System Safety

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Abstract

The mining industry is increasingly using programmable electronic systems for various purposes including improving safety. This chapter presents various important aspects of programmable electronic mining system safety including programmable electronic-related mishaps, methods for performing hazard and risk analysis of programmable electronic mining systems, lessons learned in addressing the safety of programmable electronic mining systems, and sources for obtaining programmable electronic mining system safety-related information.

Keywords

International Electrotechnical Commission Underground Coal Mine Fault Tree Analysis Fault Tree Analysis Functional Safety 
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