The successful implementation of a backfill system is dependent on a fundamental understanding of
the material properties, process engineering, hydraulic reticulation design, geo-mechanics, placement
strategies and effective operational management to integrate backfill successfully within
the mining cycle.
On completion of the course, delegates will have an appreciation of the requirements for the design
and operation of a safe and reliable backfill system.
The course objectives are to:
- Introduce the fundamental concepts of geo-mechanics and material properties which underpin
decision-making when developing a backfill design;
- Examine the various elements that go into engineering a backfill system, including plant and process
design, reticulation design and barricades;
- Relate to operational aspects of a backfill system including quality testing and monitoring, operational
management plans, risk control and implementation.