Ventilation on Demand (VOD) is underground mining approach that uses distributed sensors to send real-time information on air quality, vehicle use, and personnel so that airflow can be adjusted to maintain air quality standards and deliver energy savings.
This section provides VOD relevant:
- Case studies
- Research and guidance material
- Relevant manufacturer and supplier information
“Development of Strategies to Reduce Ventilation and Heating Costs in a Swedish Sublevel Caving Mine—a Unique Case of LKAB’s Konsuln Mine”
An open source article by S. Gyamfi. This paper outlines a unique case of the development of strategies to reduce ventilation and heating costs in Konsuln iron ore mine in northern Sweden. The mine, located just south of Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag’s Kiruna iron ore mine, was developed as a test mine 2018–2020 for the Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) project.
A hybrid methodology for investigating DPM concentration distribution in underground mines
An open source article by Hongbin Zhang. A hybrid methodology is proposed to investigate the diesel particulate matter (DPM) concentration distribution in underground mines by using a ventilation network solver and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Continuous, real-time data used to reduce DPM levels
An overview on the results showing how continuous, real-time data gathering can be used to reduce DPM levels...
Management of diesel emissions in Western Australian mining operations – Guideline
Department of Mines and Petroleum, 2013, Management of diesel emissions in Western Australian mining operations ? guideline: Resources Safety, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia, 37 pp
NIOSH – Controlling and Monitoring Diesel Emissions
The NIOSH paper provides data and guidance on key controls to minimise DPM impacts on underground workers [More...]
Numerical analysis on pollution law for dust and diesel exhaust particles in multi-ventilation parameter environment of mechanized excavation face
An open source article by Gang Zhou. In order to effectively purify the diesel particulate matter (DPM) emitted by the trackless rubber wheel car in coal mining under the premise of dust control.
Rapid Dynamic Ventilation Modelling for Improving Health and Safety in Underground Mining
An open source article by Craig Miles Stewart. Modelling of underground ventilation systems has been employed to help design safer mine atmospheres since the advent of digital computers in the 1950s. Initial research focussed on predicting steady state airflow with later advancements incorporating transient modelling to predict changes to ventilation over time due to events such as fires. (More...)
Updated Ventilation On Demand review: implementation and savings achieved
Acuña, E, Alvarez, R and Hurtado, J, 2016, Updated Ventilation On Demand review: implementation and savings achieved 1st International Conference of Underground Mining October 19-21, 2016, Santiago, Chile
West Australian Gold Mine – Upgrade and DPM Monitoring Case Study
To meet the challenge of adding more production equipment, a large West Australian Gold Mine set out to understand the direct relationship between adding more production equipment and the consequential effect this would have on baseline diesel particulate matter (DPM) levels...