Mining location technology company GeoMoby has partnered with fellow Australia-based Digital Terrain to, it says, offer real-time monitoring of environmental conditions in underground mines.
“Temperature and potentially lethal gases, such as carbon monoxide or methane, can easily be remotely monitored, recorded and alerts triggered if needed,” Mathieu Paul, Director of GeoMoby, says.
Digital Terrain’s RDI-EMS can monitor temperature (wet and dry bulb), wide (speed and direction), humidity, gases and dust. Gas sensors can detect oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, methane and ammonia. It also detects a firing and sends a message to the blast crew when it is best to start conducting re-entries, GeoMoby says. This saves valuable time, especially in single heading, independent firing situations.
GeoMoby, meanwhile, provides an all-in-one, visibility platform allowing real-time monitoring of assets and people. Its goal is to change the way businesses make decisions and reach people, to help businesses control their data and their future.
“Essentially Digital Terrain has the technology to monitor many conditions – from levels of gases, such as oxygen, to the temperature in underground mines – and GeoMoby has the technology to use Digital Terrain’s data, from its recording devices, to use that information to trigger alarms if necessary,” Paul says.
“We know this is the best, most accurate solution for environmental monitoring in underground mine sites in Australia right now. Both our technologies are fully integrated. For example, if Digital Terrain detects too much carbon monoxide or methane in the mine’s atmosphere, then GeoMoby real-time systems trigger alerts for management and an emergency response can be rolled out much faster and more efficiently. We know this new technology will save lives in the hazardous environments of underground mines.”
GeoMoby says it has installed the technology in several large Australian mines.
Digital Terrain will establish the improved technology in the systems of current and established Digital Terrain clients, while GeoMoby will manage the client relationships with its new clients.
Digital Terrain CEO, Andrew Rouse, said: “GeoMoby and Digital Terrain’s relationship continues to grow – from an initial reseller appointment of GeoMoby products to now starting to integrate our solutions together. We will continue to identify more collaboration opportunities across our combined customer base, delivering value- adding solutions to our customers.”
CEO and Founder of GeoMoby, Chris Baudia, said: “This is another important adaption of our technology to help keep workers safe, so they can return to their families every single day. The ability to record environmental information will also help improve mining conditions and operations for the future and we are delighted to join with Digital Terrain to do that.”