Dhanbad: Tata Steel Jharia Division installs a geotechnical laboratory in Jamadoba

SUBHASH MISHRA

Dhanbad, September 7: Tata Steel Jharia Division has set up a state-of-the-art geotechnical laboratory in Jamadoba for mine safety in its collieries. The official said that this laboratory will help ensure the safety of underground mines and other open-pit mines by measuring different physico-mechanical properties of rocks and soils.

DB Sundara Ramam, Vice President (Commodities), Tata Steel was the chief guest at the occasion and inaugurated the state-of-the-art geotechnical laboratory with Sanjay Rajoria, (General Manager, Jharia Division) and Piyush Srivastava, Head (Commodities Division). natural resources).

On the occasion, Jharia Division officials said that there are 13 scientific instruments in the lab which will measure the critical strength of rocks and soils on various parameters. These parameters will then be analyzed by a software-based numerical model, contributing to better mine planning and the creation of a safe working environment for all.

“This will be beneficial for strata control in underground mines (roof support/stability), slope stability studies in open pit mines, various raw material sites and landfill monitoring,” he said. responsible.

Sources from the mining sector in the district said that there are four coal companies Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Chasnala and Tata Steel, but Jharia Division (Tata Steel) is the first. who set up a geotechnical laboratory in the coal belt.

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