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Hydro-cutting tests performed on the coal samples collected in SD Brown Coal Mine

The field tests on the brown coal samples collected in SD Brown Coal Mine (Bilina – Czech Republic) were carried out by GIG in close cooperation with the subcontractor - PONAR in the PONAR’s branch in Łaziska Górne on September 23rd, 2021.

Consultation on air-lift 200 mm laboratory installation

On August 23rd-24th, 2021, a study visit of representatives of GIG took place at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, devoted to consultations regarding comments on the design of the planned 200 mm air-lift laboratory installation.

Preparation of brown coal samples from the Czech Republic for testing

Samples of brown coal brought from the Czech Severoceske Doly Mine were prepared at Experimental mine "Barbara" for hydro-cutting tests (hydrodynamic). Some of them were cut and embedded in concrete.

Field tests at “Bełchatów” mine

Preliminary tests, conducted on the right side of the slope prepared for the tests were performed to check operational capability of the installation. Nozzle of the hydro-monitor has diameter of 0.25 cal.The field tests were carried out at “Bełchatów’ mine on December 5th and 6th, 2019.


Three hydro-cutting tests

Preliminary field tests were carried out by GIG in close cooperation with the

subcontractor, PONAR. Three hydro-cutting tests of coal lumbs were conducted by GIG and PONAR in the PONAR branch in Łaziska Górne. The first hydro-cutting test were carried out at PONAR on August 13th, 2019. The second hydro-cutting test was performer at PONAR premises on on September 26th, 2019. The third hydro-cutting was carried out at PONAR on October 10th, 2019.

Gathering of Coal Samples in SD Brown Coal Mine

On November 7th-9th, 2018 a trip to the Severoceske Doly SD (Bilina) Brown Coal Mine in the Czech Republic took place. The purpose of the trip was to take samples of coals for laboratory geomechanical tests and transport of samples to POLTEGOR Instytut Wrocław and GIG Katowice.

Two start working meetings

On June 28th and on December 18th, 2018 in „Bełchatów” Brown

Coal Open Pit Mine there were two working meetings organized – devoted to discussing the preparations for the implementation of tasks, discussion of geological, technical and technological issues and preparing for sampling of coals for laboratory tests.

Kick-off meeting of the HydroCoal Plus

The Kick-Off Meeting was organised on June 28th, 2018 and took place in Experimental Mine „Barbara” of Central Mining Institute (GIG) premises in Mikołów. During the meeting, the partners presented the organisation they represent and discussed the activities of the project.

Membership of The Water Jet Technology Association

In 2017 GIG was invited and became full and equal Water Jet Technology Association WJTA member. The Water Jet Technology Association (WJTA, and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMCA) members include high pressure waterjet and industrial vacuum equipment users, manufacturers, distributors, researchers, regulators, and consultants. WJTA-IMCA is international in scope with corporate and individual members throughout the world. The primary goals of WJTA-IMCA are enhancing communication within the industry; facilitating cooperation between government, industry, university and research institutions; fostering foreign and domestic trade in jet cutting and cleaning products and industrial vacuum equipment and services; and studying and advancing the arts and sciences of jet cutting of industrial and geological materials, as well as industrial cleaning and vacuuming.