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
On Demand

“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.