Monorail Design Checks and Certification

Corrosion is part of everyday life in an underground mine and when equipment has been in use for several years, it can become a safety concern. Dynamic Engineering Consultants was requested to determine if an existing corroded monorail beam is still fit for purpose and if not, to specify repairs. Structural analysis (based on Australian Standards AS1418) was done to determine the minimum required thicknesses of the beam to support the hoisted load. The thicknesses were then compared with the actual thickness of the beam to ascertain if the beam was still strong enough and a repair procedure was developed accordingly.

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Monorail beam with some corrosion