Payload variance plays a critical role in fuel consumption of mining haul trucks

Haul trucks are commonly used for transporting ore and overburden materials in surface mining operations and consume diesel fuel as the source of energy. The potential for savings in truck haulage operations has motivated mining companies to investigate ways of improving energy efficiency. Payload, truck velocity, haul road condition, road design, fuel quality, weather condition and truck driver skill are among the important parameters that affect fuel consumption. Payload variance has the most significant impact on the mine productivity, diesel energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission and associated costs.

An investigation about the effect of payload variance on fuel consumption of mine haul trucks has been conducted by a group of researchers at Mining3 and The University of Queensland. Read the full article here.

Dr Ali Soofastaei, Data Scientist at Mining3