Shaanxi Coal Group has built the first smart park in the coal industry.
<p>"The production in the underground is black, but the life in the mine is colorful." said Bichuan Zhang, who joined the Caojiatan Coal Mine after graduating from college. </p><p> </p><p>Caojiatan Coal Mine is affiliated to Caojiatan Mining Company of Shaanxi Coal Group. Located in the hinterland of the Mu Us Desert, it is more than half an hour's drive from the nearest town. The construction of Caojiatan Coal Mine has gone through 7 years and will be officially put into operation in 2019. The annual mining scale is 15 million tons. It is one of the largest coal mines that have been put into production in China in the past two years.</p><p> </p><p>Although coal demand will exist for a long time. However, due to the public's stereotype of the coal industry, the attractiveness of coal mines to young people is gradually decreasing. In order to improve production efficiency, but also to increase the attractiveness to young people. At the beginning of the construction of Caojiatan Coal Mine, the goal of building a smart coal mine was determined.</p><p> </p><p>Smart coal mines integrate the Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, automatic control, mobile Internet, robotics equipment, etc. with modern mine development technologies. Thus, a complete intelligent system of mine perception, interconnection, analysis, self-learning, prediction, decision-making, and control is formed. And then realize the intelligent operation of the production process. It also includes the intelligent transformation of living quarters. Let employees live in smart technology. Even if they are in remote mining areas, they can still feel the pulse of the times.</p><p> </p><p>Caojiatan Coal Mine began to build a smart park in May this year. At present, the intelligent construction of its production and living areas has been completed. It is seriously different from the general aging of the coal industry. At Caojiatan Coal Mine, the proportion of young people under the age of 30 has reached 80%, and more than 80% are college students. The smart park has won the favor of young employees.</p><p> </p><p>After the completion of the Smart Park, the Caojiatan Coal Mine has welcomed hundreds of visitors. Visitors generally lamented that their perception of coal mines has been completely overturned. Looking at the unmanned vehicles slowly passing by, I looked up at the drones patrolling the sky. Bichuan Zhang, an employee of the Smart Mine Construction Management Department of Caojiatan Coal Mine, recalled the scene when he first came to work in the coal mine two years ago. "We are now living a smarter life than many metropolises." Bichuan Zhang said.</p><p> </p><p>Yajun Lei, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Caojiatan Mining Company, said. Caojiatan Coal Mine is a technological coal mine that gathers wisdom and kinetic energy. The company will unremittingly promote the construction of smart mining areas. Explore a path to Caojia Beach. Let more coal mine employees build and share a beautiful and happy new life.</p><p> </p><p><strong>The first smart park in the coal industry.</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="//www.chinamining.com/image.php/shop/data/upload/media/plantform/1b85581d0acec82bd51f952dec7078f0/image/20201222/1608689495257568.jpg" title="1608689495257568.jpg" alt="1.jpg"/></p><p><br/></p><p>The concept of smart coal mines was introduced to China from developed countries in 2010. In recent years, China's coal industry has flourished. In the future, the intelligent construction of coal mines will become the mainstream. According to relevant plans, by 2020, China will build 100 primary intelligent demonstration coal mines. In 2025, all large coal mines will be basically intelligent.</p><p> </p><p>The intelligence of coal mines is divided into the intelligence of underground production and the intelligence of above-well production and living parks. The construction experience of the former is basically mature. The smart park that serves the production and life of Inoue has been put into practice in the past two years.</p><p> </p><p>The smart park is bounded by the wellhead. Utilize new digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data, data visualization, artificial intelligence, and mobile applications. Build intelligent scenes above the mine.</p><p><br/></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="//www.chinamining.com/image.php/shop/data/upload/media/plantform/1b85581d0acec82bd51f952dec7078f0/image/20201222/1608689528980548.jpg" title="1608689528980548.jpg" alt="2.jpg"/></p><p><br/></p><p>Caojiatan Coal Mine Smart Park is the first smart park in the coal industry. It relies on Alibaba Cloud Public Cloud, DingTalk, IoT, big data display and other products. 13 business scenarios including comprehensive safety inspection, security, parking, visitors, meetings, attendance, shopping, restaurants, etc. for the mine area. Realize the digitalization of park management. Visualization of operations, intelligentization of office and life scenes.</p><p> </p><p>Alibaba Cloud architect Yahui Zhang told the author. The Caojiatan Coal Mine Smart Park started construction in early May this year, and it is being built and used. In just 6 months, parallel implementation and on-site improvement. Let employees feel the smart work and life experience brought by advanced technology as soon as possible.</p><p><br/></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="//www.chinamining.com/image.php/shop/data/upload/media/plantform/1b85581d0acec82bd51f952dec7078f0/image/20201222/1608689552519137.jpg" title="1608689552519137.jpg" alt="3.jpg"/></p><p><br/></p><p>The Caojiatan Coal Mine Smart Park is also the first smart coal mine project delivered by Alibaba Cloud. Xuegang Li, an engineer from Alibaba Cloud Global Technical Service Department, introduced. During the delivery process, more than 50 different types of equipment and technologies were involved, and more than 3,000 terminal devices were involved. At present, the Inoue Park, covering an area of approximately 203,000 square meters, in the Caojiatan mining area has completed its digital transformation. It can represent the highest level of smart parks in China's coal mining industry.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding the feelings of the smart park, Lei Yajun, general manager of Shaanxi Coal Caojiatan Mining, said. Smart parks are a hot topic. However, the past single-point breakthrough methods are difficult to bring about substantial changes. The coal mine smart park solution provided by Alibaba Cloud systematically solves the old problems in the mining area.</p><p> </p><p><strong>The new look of the old industry.</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="//www.chinamining.com/image.php/shop/data/upload/media/plantform/1b85581d0acec82bd51f952dec7078f0/image/20201222/1608689712195215.jpg" title="1608689712195215.jpg" alt="4.jpg"/></p><p><br/></p><p>Every employee living in the smart park feels the power of technology all the time.</p><p> </p><p>Zhiyuan Chang, deputy head of the fully mechanized mining area under the underground mine of Caojiatan Coal Mine, grew up in the mining area. Both his father and grandfather work in coal mines. "I am the third generation of coal mines. I am deeply impressed by the dirty, chaotic, and dangerous mining areas in the past." Zhiyuan Chang said, "Today's smart park is beyond imagination in the past."</p><p><br/></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="//www.chinamining.com/image.php/shop/data/upload/media/plantform/1b85581d0acec82bd51f952dec7078f0/image/20201222/1608689737908354.jpg" title="1608689737908354.jpg" alt="5.jpg"/></p><p><br/></p><p>In the morning of every working day. Caojiatan coal mine employees like Zhiyuan Chang and Bichuan Zhang have experienced the wisdom of technology since they got up. All staff dormitories have been intelligently transformed. Various home facilities such as lighting and temperature are automatically adjusted according to the preferences of the occupants. Walked out of the dormitory to the cafeteria. The meal selection screen will display the fat content, calories, protein and other data of each food. The system will analyze various physical indicators of employees. Provide reasonable dining suggestions to employees. For example, if you are a person with three highs, then you will be warned to reduce consumption of high-oil and high-sugar foods.</p><p> </p><p>Various physical indicators of employees can be updated at any time. After coming out of the cafeteria, before reaching the work area. Employees can freely enter the health room for self-checkup according to their own situation. The physical indicators in the health cabin will be stored in the employees' personal files and updated in real time.</p><p> </p><p>"The health cabin can not only track the physical health of individuals. It also pays attention to the mental health of employees to avoid psychological problems." Zhang Yahui said, "Working in coal mines all the year round, especially in the underground environment. It is inevitable that there will be some psychological crises. The smart park allows Employees experience more humanistic care."</p><p><br/></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="//www.chinamining.com/image.php/shop/data/upload/media/plantform/1b85581d0acec82bd51f952dec7078f0/image/20201222/1608689765543971.jpg" title="1608689765543971.jpg" alt="6.jpg"/></p><p><br/></p><p>Before entering the underground work area, every employee will conduct security checks in the wellhead smart security inspection hall. It is also necessary to answer safety knowledge questions on the intelligent integrated security inspection machine. The system will automatically record each employee's answer. Analyze areas where employees' safety knowledge is relatively weak. And it is connected with the safety production examination and training system. Finally, based on the results of statistical analysis, a targeted plan is made for employees' safety knowledge learning next month. Bichuan Zhang said that the smart security system is more convenient. At the same time, its radiation is greatly reduced, making it healthier for the body. The setting of answering questions also makes the security check more comprehensive and reasonable.</p><p> </p><p>The emerging scenes of online car-hailing and unmanned supermarkets in first-tier cities have also been realized in Caojiatan Coal Mine. Employees working underground after finishing their work for the day. You can enter the "Tutu car appointment" system through your mobile phone while in the well and reserve a vehicle to the wellhead. The smart supermarkets in the coal mines are all available, no one sells goods and pays by face.</p><p> </p><p>The coal mines are basically located in remote areas with few people. Implement 24-hour closed production. The life scenes of the employees living in it are boring and lack social scenes. Work experience is seriously neglected. Smart coal mines need more young and more knowledgeable employees. Therefore, the work experience in coal mines must be optimized.</p><p> </p><p>Yahui sZhang aid that smart parks are already common in many technology industries. But it is still a new thing in the coal industry. Nowadays, more and more coal mine managers begin to pay more attention to the production and living environment of their employees. It is expected that several coal mine smart parks will begin construction in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>The digital transformation of Caojiatan Coal Mine has made people in the industry feel that a century after the coal industry was born, the era of black, dirty, and chaos has finally come to an end. A smart mining area characterized by safety, environmental protection, and humanity. Is gradually becoming the new atmosphere of the ancient coal industry.</p><p style="line-height: 150%;"><br/></p>