Functional safety fault tree analysis of a model autonomous haulage system
Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) in mining began trials in the 1990’s but have only become widely accepted in the last five years. Mine operators with AHS deployments are reporting greater than 20% increases in utilization of trucks and reductions of hourly operating costs as compared to manned fleets. Future deployments of AHS could be improved through the implementation of a more complex and systematic approach to safety risk assessment than is currently utilized within the mining industry. This dissertation describes the development of a methodology for the safe selection and/or reconfiguration ...
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