Mine Shafts

 Whether it’s a new shaft, a refurbishment, or a modification to an existing shaft, Black Rock Engineering can provide the study and detail design.

Mine Shaft Specialists

Our team of engineers has experience with:

  • Sinking deep shafts
  • Galloways
  • Hoists (Blair and Koepe)
  • Winches (friction and drum)
  • Shaft Conveyance: skips, cages, ore passes, chutes, rock boxes, etc.
  • Process water and dewatering systems
  • Deep shaft pipelines design and installation
  • Pumping and piping of liquids and slurries
  • Shaft cooling and heating systems
  • Ventilation and exhaust systems
  • Cooling towers built in shafts/mine levels
  • Lifting and transportation systems: cars, buckets, cranes, etc.
  • Design and selection of power transmission equipment such as: centrifugal pumps, PD pumps, gearboxes, brakes, clutches, anti-friction bearings, hydrodynamic bearings, couplings, backstop, speed variator and transmissions, VFDs
Maintenance Engineering

We provide maintenance engineering for shaft equipment, including:

  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Repair and replacement recommendations and design
  • Stress and fatigue analysis for all components listed above (FEA)
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Machine safety
  • Energy