AS 3785.4 – 2002 Underground Mining – Shaft Equipment
Part 4: Conveyances for Vertical Shafts
AS 3785.4 – 2002 Underground Mining – Shaft Equipment Part 4: Conveyances for Vertical Shafts specifies requirements for conveyances used in vertical-shaft mine-winding installations, including fixtures on the conveyance, but not suspension pins for connecting head rope, tail rope attachments or gripper assemblies.
This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee ME-018, Mining Equipment, to supersede AS 3785.4—1992.
The objective of this Standard is to provide requirements for the safe design and manufacture of conveyances for vertical mine shafts. This Standard is Part 4 in a series of Standards on shaft equipment for underground mines as follows:
- 3785 Underground mining—Shaft equipment
- 3785.1 Part 1: Drum winding overwind safety catch systems
- 3785.2 Part 2: Friction winding arresting systems
- 3785.3 Part 3: Drum winding gripper systems
- 3785.5 Part 5: Headframes
- 3785.6 Part 6: Guides and rubbing ropes for conveyances
- 3785.7 Part 7: Sheaves
- 3785.8 Part 8: Personnel conveyances in other than vertical shafts
This Standard Covers:
- 1 SCOPE
- 2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
- 3 DEFINITIONS
- 4 RATING
- 5 MATERIALS
- 6 STRUCTURAL
- 7 COMPONENTS
- 8 CONVEYANCE GUIDING ASSEMBLIES
- 9 WELDING
- 10 INSPECTION AND TESTING
- 11 TEST CERTIFICATE
- 12 MARKING
For the purpose of this Standard the definitions below apply.
3.1 Approved and approval
Approved by or approval of the statutory authority.
An assembly of components used to connect the ends of winding ropes or balance ropes to permanent main loadbearing components of the conveyance.
Supporting of a conveyance at some point in its normal vertical path, by means other than the winding ropes or gripper system.
Any cage, car, carriage, kibble, skip or stage in which persons, material or minerals are wound through a shaft, and any counterweight.
3.5 Conveyance guide assemblies
Guide wheels, guide shoes or guide slippers fixed to a conveyance that engages with guides in a shaft.
3.6 Dead load
The load due to the mass of the permanent components of a conveyance.
3.7 Gripper system
A mechanism mounted on a conveyance that is designed to engage with guides, in response to a loss of winding rope tension.
Stiff structural members or suspended steel wire ropes located in a mine shaft or sky shaft or both, to limit lateral movement of a conveyance.
3.9 Live load
The load resulting from the operation of a conveyance.
3.10 Main loadbearing component
A component that lies in the load transfer path to attachments.
Unintentional travel of either an ascending or descending conveyance beyond its normal operating limits.
3.12 Rated load
The maximum load a conveyance is designed to carry during normal use…
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