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Strategic Study of Chinese Academy of Engineering doi: 10.15302/J-SSCAE-2023.07.014

Reconstructing Human‒Coal Space Relationship Through Coalmine Intellectualization

1. Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum(Group) Co., Ltd., Xi’an 710075, China;

2. Innovation Center of Intelligent Mining Technology in Coal Mine, Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China, Huangling 727307, Shannxi, China;

3. College of Safety Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710054, China;

4. Shaanxi Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Coal Mine, Xi’an 710075, China;

5. College of Safety and Emergency Management Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China;

6. CCTEG Coal Mining Research Institute Co., Ltd., Beijing 100013, China;

7. Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum and Mining Co., Ltd., Xi’an 710075, China

Received:2022-12-03 Revised:2023-01-28 Available online:2023-02-27

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The human‒coal space relationship is significant for the safe and efficient production of coalmines. Reconstructing the human‒coal space order using intelligent technologies in coalmines will provide a core technical support for the high-quality development of the coal industry. This study examines the evolution and research progress of the human‒coal space relationship and proposes a human‒physical‒information (HPC) space form to break constraints from the traditional human‒physical space structure of coalmines. We find that coalmine intellectualization can change the physical locations and relative motions of coalmine production factors; it can reconstruct the three major factors of production, establish an integrated intelligent production management mode, and improve the development space of miners’ social values, thereby achieving an interconnection-of-everything production scene and liberating human from underground mining. Moreover, the study analyzes intelligent coal-mining and intelligent well-construction cases and reveals the practical values of coal mine intellectualization for the change of the human‒coal space relationship. We suggest that a development mode integrating new-generation technologies and modern coalmines should be established based on the intelligent HPC space theory of coalmines and by targeting human liberation and comprehensive development. This will promote the safe, efficient, intelligent, and green development and thus the overall upgrading of the coal industry.

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