For more than 30 years, Cooper Bussmann has provided complete wireless monitoring, control, and networking solutions for the mining industry. Our products and solutions are used throughout the world in surface and underground mining for metal, mineral, and coal processes.
GeoSight CMS provides users with an innovative solution for scanning dangerous and inaccessible cavities in underground mining operations. It allows users to perform the regular 3D laser mapping of underground voids, shafts, stopes and ore passes quickly, safely and with accuracy.
An automated underground mine monitoring and communication system based on the integration of new technologies is introduced to promote safety and health, operational management and cost-effectiveness. The proposed system integration considering Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) assisted Geographic Information System (GIS) enables to monitor and control underground mining
Locating and Interpreting Seismicity in MinesFor over 20 years, ESG has provided microseismic monitoring solutions to the international mining industry. Our microseismic monitoring systems have been deployed in hundreds of underground and open-pit mines around the world and we continue to invest in developing new and improved microseismic solutions for mining applications.
Mining operations require constant, vigilant monitoring from several different perspectives. Monitoring the complex series of belts and motor controls across long distances that bring the coal from deep underground to load-out facilities on the surface is a practical necessity.
2019-11-06 Underground Mining News Service from EIN News. Online News Monitoring Made Simple. Established in 1995, EIN Newsdesk helps millions of users track breaking news across thousands of trusted websites.
2018-01-16 The NIOSH Mining Program is developing and applying ground monitoring methods in a variety of mines with a current focus on monitoring ground in deep coal mines. Roof monitors can provide information related to roof rock stability where geologic discontinuities or weaknesses exist in the mine roof. Over time, monitoring provides the operator ...
The scope of this article covers seismic sources, monitoring and analysis methods of seismic events and mine design in the context of seismicity management in underground mines. All Underground mines experience some degree of seismicity. Damage due to seismicity has been observed in various mines around the globe. Seismic events will occur as a ...
Wireless monitoring in underground mines overcomes several infrastructural challenges. Changing geological and hydrological conditions have always posed challenges for mine operators who need to do everything in their power to keep their mines safe and fully productive at all times.
Near-field monitoring can be done for blast design but in an underground mine, near-field monitoring can also be used to monitor the integrity of other levels, elevator shafts, ventilation shafts, office or other structures and equipment. Using the data recorded with an Instantel monitoring system, you can adjust your blast design to reduce the ...
Mining: Fleet Management and Underground Mine Tracking. From the Canadian shield to the Australian outback to the Chilean mountains, mining operations are located in some of the world’s most remote regions, where few reliable means of communication are available.
Since 1969, the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, has sponsored numerous programs aimed at improving methods of underground communication. As a result of these research and development programs, a wealth of information has been made available to the mining industry. Unfortunately, some of this material is highly analytical and ...
Seismic monitoring systems are becoming widely used in underground mines for monitoring mining-induced seismicity, and in highly stressed ground conditions.
2010-08-03 Abstract: Sudden earth tremors (seismic events) and the accompanying ground falls constitute a major threat to underground mining operations in most underground mines in Zambia. Seismic monitoring is therefore an important exercise that ensures not only a safe working environment for workers but ensures the safety of communities living nearby the mines.
Ground monitoring is essential in any underground mine. Ground Monitoring – The earth is far from static; on the contrary, there is continual movement all the way from the surface to deep underground. While this movement is generally very slow, incremental and completely natural, it also can pose significant risks for those in the mining sector – especially those who operate underground mines.
Since 2011, GeoSight has been providing Cavity Monitoring Systems (CMS) to the underground mining industry and has deployed systems to customers across six continents. Based in Bowmanville, Canada, GeoSight has an office in Sydney, Australia and representatives throughout the world.
The use of appropriate monitoring technology is essential for safe mining operations. Trimble offers a variety of solutions to meet a wide range of requirements, from periodic deformation measurements to automated real-time monitoring. As a world leader in providing high precision GNSS technology, Trimble offers dedicated monitoring GNSS receivers and dedicated monitoring software.
Equipment performance systems keep mining equipment operating at peak performance levels by monitoring temperature, pressure, RPM, velocity, power, acceleration, position, torque, and strain. Roof and shaft stability systems are used to warn of possible cave-in conditions by monitoring changing conditions, cracks, and load distribution.
Fig. 1. Architecture of monitoring and communication system in underground mines. 2 M.A. Moridi et al./International Journal of Mining Science and Technology xxx (2015) xxx–xxx Please cite this article in press as: Moridi MA et al. Development of underground mine monitoring and communication system integrated ZigBee and GIS.
ard associated with underground mining operations. INSTRUMENTATION In the past few years, advances in off-the-shelf hardware and software components have stimulated the development of readily available, reli-able, and cost effective full-waveform seismic monitoring equipment. Moreover, on-line seismic analysis routines have provided mines with the capability to record and process event ...
Effective process monitoring in underground mining M. JOHANSSON Atlas Copco South Africa is a country rich in mineral wealth, but at the same time is placed as a country that faces formidable challenges in mining its minerals due to the country’s unique reef formations, as well as the depths to which many mining operations must go to reach ...
Engineered for the harsh underground mine environment. Maestro Digital Mine serves the underground mine ventilation and automation sector. Our products deliver energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards.
This application note details how monitoring in a mine may be achieved. Gas buildup in underground mines is very dangerous as it can cause explosions which can result in injury or loss of life for mine workers. Such explosions are also costly as mine tunnels, mine shafts and expensive mining equipment can be destroyed.
IDS GeoRadar Launches Safety, Stability Monitoring Radar for the Underground Mining Industry IDS GeoRadar Launches Safety, Stability Monitoring Radar for the Underground Mining Industry. 29th June 2017, Pisa, Italy. HYDRA-U monitors surface deformations, fall of ground hazards in
Having partnered with the most advanced real-time mining technology producers in the industry, RAMJACK is uniquely positioned to solve the most critical mining challenges – both on surface and underground. We specialize in system integration of real-time monitoring tech, backed by industry-leading production and safety applications. By ...
Instrumentation and monitoring Underground Mining Technology 2017, Sudbury, Canada 413 1.2 Wireline system In Germany in particular, a large number of abandoned shafts are not backfilled for several reasons, e.g. water pumping. Also, a significant number of old mine shafts (more than 10,000 in total, with some older than
An underground mine consists of the portals (entrance and exits to the mines), mains, submains, panels, and working faces. The panels are the working sections of the production operation. Depending on the mining method, a working section can have one or more working faces. The mining activities that
Geotechnical Considerations in Underground Mining/Department of Industry and Resources Guideline Document No.: ZME723QT 1.0 INTRODUCTION The potentially hazardous nature of underground mining requires the application of sound geotechnical engineering practice to determine the ground conditions, the ground support and reinforcement requirements, as well as the size, shape and
Underground mines have challenging environmental conditions, including toxic gases from drill blast operations or gases given off by the surrounding strata rock. Protecting miners from acute or chronic gas related health conditions is paramount for any responsible mining company. To ensure this, a variety of sensors transmit real time data ...
2015-04-15 Underground mining, by its nature, presents a range of health and safety hazards that are different from those in other sectors. Some hazards, such as ground instability, are inherent in the underground environment. Others are introduced through complex mining activities and processes, which bring potential hazards into the underground ...