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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Palei
Associate Professor
Department of Mining Engineering
skpalei.min@iitbhu.ac.in
09415385467
Area of Interest: 
Mine Safety Engineering, Risk Management, Reliability Analysis and maintenance Planning

About Me

  • 12 years experience in teaching UG and PG level courses and conducting research in the areas of Occupational health and safety, Risk management, and Reliability analysis of mining equipment at IIT-BHU.
  • Joined in IT-BHU, Department of Mining Engineering in 2007. 
  • Academic Qualifications: PhD in Mining Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2007.
  • Office Address:  
    Dr. S. K. Palei

         Associate Professor
         Department of Mining Engineering,
         IIT (BHU), Varanasi-221005.
         Tel# +91 9415385467
         Email: skpalei.min@iitbhu.ac.in
 

  • Mine Safety Engineering
  • Risk & Safety Management
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Maintenance planning
  • Chaudhary, D.K., Palei,S. K., Kumar, V.,Karmakar, N. C.,  and N. C. Karmakar (2019). Assessment of Health Risk due to Whole-body Vibration Exposure Experienced by HEMM Operators in a Surface Coal Mine, National conference on Recent Advances in Mining Technology (RAMT) 2019 held at Bangalore during  23 - 24 May 2019.
  • Mishra, A., Rai, R., Karmakar, N. C., Palei, S. K.,  Behera, C. K. (2019). Inclusion of Environmental Cess in Coal Pricing – A Broad Framework. International Conference and Exhibition on Energy & Environment: Challenges & Opportunities (ENCO 2019), February 20 - 22, 2019 held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.  
  • Chaudhary, D. K., Kumar, V., Atal, M. K., Palei, S.K. & Karmakar, N. C. (2018). A Study on Whole-body Vibration Exposure of Heavy Earth Moving Machineries Operators in a Coal Mine, National Conference on Mine Environment: Techniques, Equipments & Challenges (15-16 December 2018) organised by M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur, Rajsthan, India.
  • Mishra, A., Palei, S. K. & Gupta, S. (2017). A reliability based study for estimation of equivalent age of dragline. International Conference on Deep Excavation, Energy Resource and Production (DEEP16), January 24-26, 2017, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • Kumar, V., Gupta, N. K., Palei,S. K., & Karmakar,N. C. (2017). Whole body vibration and its impact on dumper operators in coal mines, ICOVP, 13th International Conference on Vibration Problems, 29 Nov-2 Dec, 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.
  • Sahu, A. & Palei, S. K. (2017). Reliability Analysis of a Dragline for Productivity Improvement: A Case Study. 14th Control Instrumentation System Conference (CISCON-2017), 3-4 Nov. 2017,MIT, Manipal, Karnatak, India.
  • Waretwar, G., Patel, R. K., Palei, S. K. &  Rai, R. (2016).Economic Evaluation of Air pollution from Opencast Mining, National conference on ‘Sustainable mining practices’, 2-3 Dec, 2016, NIT Rourkela.
  • Palei, S. K. & Karmakar, N. C. (2016). Fossil Fuel Conservation through Optimisation in Coal Technology from Mine to Mill, Special Section on: Current Research Topics in Power, Nuclear and Fuel Energy, SP-CRTPNFE 2016, from the International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering, Science and Technology, 25-27 October, 2016, Hyderabad, India, pp.185-190.
  • Choudhury, S. & Palei, S. K. (2016). Integration of Geographic Information System and Geostatistics in Mineral Exploration: A Case study on Base Metals, Mining Engineers’ Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 19-23.
  • Palei, S.K., Karmakar, N. C., & Reddy, R. S. M. (2014). Effects of Demography and Occupational Traits on Consequence of Injury of Underground Coal Miners. Accepted for publication in: The IEEE International Conference on ‘Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management’ IEEM-2014, Malaysia, Dec9-12, 2014, pp. 1260–64,DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058840.
  • Mishra, A., Murari, P., Palei, S. K. & Gupta, S. (2014). Modeling of Tolerable Repair Time without Affecting System Reliability. The IEEE International Conference on ‘Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management’ IEEM-2014, Malaysia, Dec 9-12, 2014, pp. 1270-74, DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058842.
  • Palei, S.K., Karmakar, N. C., Paliwal, P. and Schimm, B. (2013). Optimization of productivity with surface miner using conveyor loading and truck dispatch system.International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, Vol 2(8), pp. 393-396.
  • Gupta, S.,Kumar, P, Karmakar, N. C. and Palei, S.K. (2013). Quantification of Human Error Rate in Underground Coal Mines - A Fuzzy Mapping and Rough Set Based Approach. The IEEE International Conference on ‘Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management’ IEEM-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 10-13, 2013, pp. 140 -144.DOI:10.1109/IEEM.2013.6962391
  • Jain, N., Garg, K., Karmakar, N.C. and Palei, S. K. (2013). Guar Gum in Hydraulic Fracturing in Indian Shale Mines. Proceedings of the National symposium ‘Present Technology and Safety Scenario in Mining & Allied Industries,’ 25-27 February, 2013, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT(BHU), Varanasi, India.
  • Gupta, S., Palei, S. K., Karmakar, N.C. and Maiti, J. (2011). Categorization and mitigation of human error to enhance safety in underground mines. Proceedings of 34th International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, December 7-10, 2011, New Delhi, India.
  • Karmakar, N.C., Gupta, S. and Palei, S. K. (2011). Application of tracer gas in the study of ventilation systems for improving mine safety. Proceedings of 34th International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, December 7-10, 2011, New Delhi, India.
  • Palei, S. K., Gupta, S., and Karmakar, N.C. (2011). Identification of human error to enhance safety in underground coal mines through the study of accident data – a concept. In the procs. of the International Conference on Technological Challenges and Management Issues for Sustainability of Mining Industries, 4-6 August, 2011, NIT-Rourkela, India, pp. 343 – 348.
  • Palei, S.K. and Das, S.K. (2009). Logistic regression model for prediction of roof fall risks in bord and pillar workings in coal mines: An approach. Safety Science. Vol. 47, pp. 88-96.
  • Palei, S.K. and Das, S.K. (2008). Sensitivity analysis of support safety factor for predicting the effects of contributing parameters on roof falls in underground coal mines. International Journal of Coal Geology. Vol. 75 (4), pp. 241-247.
  • Palei, S.K. (2008). Surface Miner Technology: An Application in Rock Cutting Operations in Opencast Mines. Proceedings of the National Conference on ‘Rock Machine Interaction in Excavations’ held at Department of Mining Engineering, IT, BHU, 7-8 March, 2008, pp. 73-80.
  • Palei, S.K. and Das, S. K. (2007). Probabilistic risk analysis of roof falls in the underground coal mines. Minetech, Vol. 28 (4), pp. 03-08.
  • Palei, S. K. and Karmakar, N.C. (2007). The Effect of Confounding Factors on Magnitude of Hand-Arm Vibration among Jackhammer Operators in a Mine. Proceedings of the National Conference on ‘New Mining Initiatives for Sustainable Development’ held at Department of Mining Engineering, BESUS, Shibpur, Howrah, India, 17th Nov., 2007, pp. Tech-5/1-11.
  • Palei, S.K. and Das, S.K. (2005). Study of reliability and estimation of risk due to roof fall in underground coal mines. Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Advances in Mining Technology and Management’ held at IIT Kharagpur, Nov. 30- Dec. 2, 2005, pp. 575-578.
  • Palei, S.K. and Maiti, J. (2004). The Effect of Hand Arm Vibration on Jackhammer Operators. Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Technology and Management for Sustainable Exploitation of Mineral Resources’ held at IIT Kharagpur, 5-7 February, 2004, pp. 215-224.
Sl. No. Title of Project Funding Agency Financial
Outlay (Rs.)
Year of start & total period Name of P.I. and Co investigators Status
1 Whole Body Vibration Exposure on HEMM Operators in Surface Coal Mines – An Assessment of Various Contributing Factors SERB-DST 40.03 lakhs 2019
Three years
Dr. S K Palei (PI);
Prof. N C Karmakar (Co-PI);
Dr. S Gupta (Co-PI);
Dr. A. Kumar (Co-PI)
In progress
2 Studies on Machine Induced Vibration on Health and Safety of Equipment Operators in Surface Mines. IIT (BHU) 15 lakhs 2015
One year
Dr. S K Palei (PI);
Prof. N C Karmakar (Co-PI);
Dr. S Gupta (Co-PI);
Dr. A. Kumar (Co-PI)
Completed
 
 
 
3 Application of Data Analytics Tool to Enhance Decision Making for Better Productivity and Safety in Mines IIT (BHU) 5 lakhs 2015
One year
Dr. A. Kumar (PI);
Dr. S K Palei (Co-PI);
Prof. N C Karmakar (Co-PI);
Dr. S Gupta (Co-PI)
Completed
 
 
 
 
 
Period Organisation Nature of Work Consultants
 
Status
February 2019 to July 2019 Eastern Coalfields Limited Scientific Study on vibration studies of various machineries operating at Jhanjra Project Colliery, ECL Prof. S. Gupta
Prof. S. K. Sharma
Dr. T. Verma
Shri A. K. Jain
Dr. S. K. Palei
ongoing
February 2011 to August 2011 South-Eastern Coal fields Ltd, Bhatgaon Area, Chattisgarh Pressure Quantity Survey of Bhatgaon and Mahamaya Underground Colliery of Bhatgaon sub-area, SECL Prof. N. C. Karmakar
Prof. S. Gupta
Dr. S K Palei
Completed
Jan to Aug 2012 BCCL, Dhanbad Pressure Quantity Survey of Tentulimari colliery, BCCL, Dhanbad Prof. N. C. Karmakar
Prof. S. Gupta
Dr. S K Palei
Completed
July to Dec 2012 Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, Talcher Area, Angul, Odisha. Pressure Quantity Survey of Talcher Colliery, MCL. Prof. N. C. Karmakar
Prof. S. Gupta
Dr. S K Palei
Completed
September 2011 –Jan 2015 Central Coalfields Ltd, Ranchi, Jharkhand Pressure Quantity Survey of six Underground Mines of Kathara Area, B & K Area, and Dhori Area of Central Coalfields Ltd. Prof. N. C. Karmakar
Prof. S. Gupta
Dr. S K Palei
Completed