Mahanadi Coalfields’ Robotic Intervention In Mining Ops To Suppress Fire, Dust


Sambalpur: To prevent dust pollution and combat fire, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has introduced robotic intervention in mining operations.

It is a remotely-controlled mechanised swivel nozzle, popularly known as ‘Robotic Nozzle’, with variable cone mist and straight throw capacity to deal with fire and dust suppression. It can throw mist covering 360-degree horizontal pan and 180-degree vertical pitch.

Envisioned by CMD BN Shukla, the system has been retrofitted in 28 KL water tanker at Lakhanpur OCP as designed and integrated by Manager, E&M/Innovation Cell, YK Singha under the guidance of HoD (Innovation Cell) AK Pandey in close coordination with the excavation team of area and headquarters led by GM (Excavation) AK Satpathi.

Two more such systems will be retrofitted at Basundhara OCP in Sundargarh district and Lingaraj OCP, Talcher in Angul district.

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