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Instructor Labs research simulation technology and Android's flexibility to innovate ways that aren't possible on other platforms through mobile Apps; At the same time developing training manuals and guides. Android's reach allows training institutions to get programs out to more people, and the diversity of devices and networks means more affordable smart phones for more people. Our laboratory is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which technological research, experiments, and measurement are performed. Our scientific research take many forms because of the differing requirements of specialists in the various fields of science and engineering. In some laboratory projects, such as those commonly used by computer scientists, computers are used for either simulations or the analysis of data collected elsewhere. As technicians, Instructors labs builds and test technological devices. i.e Our Test mobile Training App (beta) contains Images and Videos (Video illustrations and Audio) which are the key learning points and the tutorials offered are then reproduced in the mobile app as an aid to any learner together with a self-study guides. For more click on the link: K53 Training App

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Traffic Engineering

The first concern in providing a training program is safety and complying with Traffic Management Rules in place which specify the working areas. Background: Traffic engineering is a branch of civil engineering that uses engineering techniques to achieve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on roadways. It focuses mainly on research for safe and efficient traffic flow, such as road geometry, sidewalks and crosswalks infrastructure, traffic signs, road surface markings and traffic lights. Traffic engineering deals with the functional part of transportation system, except the infrastructures provided.
Now, Traffic management rules also provide the position of the working areas which may continually change due to operation of the mine, however as a minimum, the following must be specified as working areas: Any area where multiple items of mobile plant are operating.The operating area around an excavation at a quarry face, tip or stock piles and the traffic movement associated with it. The operating area around a dozer on a tip and the traffic movement associated with it. The  operating  area around a loading shovel(s) at quarry faces, tips or  stockpiles, processing and loading areas and the traffic movement associated with it.
Traffic Management should aim to reduce the risk associated with traffic movement, traffic management involves a large spread of measures including segregation of pedestrians and vehicles, segregation of light vehicles and quarry plant, car parking areas for visitors  and customers, instructions to vehicle operators to remain in their vehicles  at all times, maintenance schemes for vehicles, design and maintenance of roads, provision of required reversing aids, one-way systems, adequate signage and speed restrictions, driver training and competence, design of edge protection along roads and risk assessment of working are as and the  implementation of identified control measures.
It is important for the mine to provide sufficient parking spaces to allow for  employees, staff, site visitors and contractors and to ensure that any walk from the designated parking area can be carried out without exposing persons to quarry vehicle movements.
Vehicle Brake Testing:
A suitable inspection scheme should be in place to ensure brakes are in good condition at all times. The interval between brake testing is dependent  upon a number of factors such as vehicle type, vehicles history, road conditions and usage but should generally not exceed 6 monthly intervals. This is often combined with other maintenance work using electronic brake  efficiency meters. These meters are portable or can be permanently fixed into a vehicle, easy to use and produce a hard copy evidence of the test  results. Electronic brake testing of dumper trucks and loading shovels can indicate brake performance over a period of time and should indicate the  need for remedial action before any loss or failure of the braking system  occurs. 
These meters measure brake effort, which take into account the vehicle  speed and ground slope. The minimum brake performance for rubber tyre  machines is a brake efficiency of 28% for a loading shovel without payload  and 19% for ridged frame and articulated steer dump trucks with a machine mass over 32 tonne and tested with payload......