Paterson & Cooke have extensive experience in the design and implementation of hydraulic and paste backfill systems. We have developed particular expertise in the design of backfill distribution systems for deep mines and have been at the forefront of developing design procedures for full flow systems.
Hydraulic ore hoisting technology has the potential to revolutionise underground mining. In the short term, hydraulic hoisting can significantly increase existing shaft production by providing supplementary hoisting capacity. The longer term benefits are potentially greater with major changes to new mine layouts and infrastructure.
Paterson & Cooke are at the forefront of developments in hydraulic hoisting technology and expect to see significantly more installations in the future.
Underground tunnel wall stability can be affected by clay content. Paterson & Cooke have developed techniques to assess tunnel integrity based on clay behavioural analysis.