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Engineering internship at Rio Tinto Iron Ore Yandicoogina mine site: Dust collection system project

Delgado, Jamie-Leigh (2008) Engineering internship at Rio Tinto Iron Ore Yandicoogina mine site: Dust collection system project. Internship Report, Murdoch University.


Rio Tinto Iron Ore Yandicoogina is in the business of mining, and producing Iron Ore for shipment. The ore is extracted from a giant Ore body that runs through an old creek bed. The process of production follows numerous amounts of crushing and screening procedures before stacking the ore on a stockpile waiting for train collection to transport the ore to the coast for shipment.

In the process of ore size reduction there are many different types of equipment being used and controlled by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). The majority of this engineering internship was concerned with the process control sector at Yandicoogina. Throughout the internship the major project was to prepare the YDU210 Dust Collection System for commissioning which includes:
• Process identification
• Conceptual and detailed control strategy documentation
• Logic implementation
• Display and controls
• Commissioning and troubleshooting

The Dust Collection System is an important asset within Rio Tinto Iron Ore as they focus on prevention and elimination of any Environmental Hazards within the workplace. Dust emission is one of these environment hazards that Rio Tinto chooses to eliminate as much as possible as there is a frequent probability of creating dust from the open Iron Ore transportation through the different stages of the process and the human impact within the environment.

Item Type: Internship Report (Bachelor of Engineering)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
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