Category Archives: Case studies

The BOOMER self-propelled drilling rig and IPKON’s silicate capsules: a perfect match

The Artemyevsky industrial complex hosted the Institute for the Study of Complex Mineral Development (IPKON) for testing their invention: IPKON silicate capsules. Capsules were tested in the mine opening “БОК-6” situated at 600 meters deep. The geology of the rock mass consists of non-commercial reserves of copper-sulphide disseminated in a lava breccia, which is fully […]
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How IPKON manufactures and brings to market the best roof anchoring technology

At the end of 2008, The Institute for The Study of Complex Mineral Development (IPKON) built its own production facility to manufacture silicate capsules, which are used for roof anchoring in underground mines. Silicate capsules are now widely used in the world and have proven to be highly effective. The production of these products was […]
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Test results of the flexible unit for anchoring in the “Shakhtynsk” mine of Joint Stock Company “Arcelor Mittal Temirtau”

Structural full-scale testing of a flexible unit for anchoring was held in the mine face of the intermediate drift 322 D6-C and in the walkway for people. The Coal seam D6 in the test zone has a thickness of 4.10 m. Under uniaxial compression, the strength of the coal is 8.0 MPa. The mine face […]
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The non-toxic property of IPKON’s silicate capsules and their bearing capacity are confirmed by CANMET Mining

IPKON just received the results of the tests performed on its silicate capsules by CANMET Mining, the testing laboratory of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Government of Canada. These tests were carried out to determine the anchor capacity of the silicate capsules in accordance with ASTM F7401-08 Standards Method A. The tested capsules […]
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Another milestone achieved in the testing of IPKON’s silicate capsules

Test results of  IPKON silicate capsules used in the Tusup Kuzembayev mine (mine NO. 23) on May 6, 2014 The Tusup Kuzembayev mine is situated in the city of Saran, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan. Arcelor Mittal Temirtau owns this coal mine. The mine  started operations in 1959. Its annual production is 1,5 million tons of coal. The […]
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Rock bolt installation using silicate capsules in the Aktasskaya mine

Installing rock bolts on the roof of a  dismantling chamber of a coal mine using IPKON ‘s silicate capsules ensures the sustainability of the roof rocks across the width of the chamber, greatly facilitating the removal of the roof supports complex and allowing to reduce capital and labor costs related to the building of the […]
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Switching to silicate capsules at the Ridder-Sokolny mine

IPKON’s silicate capsules were thoroughly tested and used in the Ridder-Sokolny mine owned by Kazzinc in the East Kazakhstan region. “After testing IPKON’s silicate capsules, the mine switched from resin capsules to silicate capsules as its sole type of capsule for roof support technology” – says Yury Sitnikov, the director of the mine. Holes were […]
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