This section provides information about the convergence of technologies for mine of the future operations based on extensive digitisation and linking of information. it includes:
- Case studies
- Information from technology providers
- Links to Industrial Revolution 4.0 information and research
Technology Capability Assessment of the Glencore Waterval Pedestrian Vehicle Detection System (PVDS)
Technology Capability Assessment of the Glencore Waterval Pedestrian Vehicle Detection System (PVDS).
This extensive report from June 2018 by the Mining Resilience Research Centre of the University of Pretoria, South Africa reviews the implementation of a People Vehicle Detection System (PVDS) at Waterval East Mine in Rustenburg, South Africa operated by Glencore Ferroalloys. (More...)
Avoiding collisions in underground mines
Avoiding collisions in underground mines Burgess-Limerick. Avoiding collisions in underground mines. Ergonomics Australia - HFESA 2011 Conference Edition 2011 11:7. This 2011 Paper was presented at the Ergonomics Australia Conference, it examines 41 fatal underground collisions occurring in the USA since 2000 to assess control measures. (More...)
CODE OF PRACTICE Safe mobile autonomous mining in Western Australia
CODE OF PRACTICE Safe mobile autonomous mining in Western Australia This code of practice will assist those involved with mobile autonomous mining in Western Australia to meet their legislative obligations for work health and safety under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994. (More...)
EMESRT PR-5A Vehicle Interaction Systems Performance Requirements – Revision 2
The PR-5A Design Philosophy covers operational controls across a range of potential unwanted events (PUE's)
The philosophy present two key models - the Mica Endsley model for situational awareness and the EMESRT 9 layer defensive controls model.
The 9 layer model assists in understanding all 9 control levels and the situational awareness model with Levels 7-9. Read on for more...
MSHA Proximity Detection/Collision Warning Information…
MSHA Proximity Detection/Collision Warning Information from Technical Support MSHA and the mining industry have worked together to develop potentially life-saving technology that can stop machine motion and/or send a warning signal to the machine operator when it detects a person or object in the machine's path. (More...)
New Hope Collision Awareness System Installation Case Study
New Hope Collision Awareness System Installation Case Study This case study is provided by New Hope Group an Australian based coal mining company, In 2010 they reviewed options for enhanced technical options in controlling identified risks associated with vehicle interactions on their operational mine sites. (More...)
NIOSH Mining Topic: Proximity Detection
NIOSH Mining Topic: Proximity Detection Active link to the NIOSH webpage Mining Topic - Proximity Detection This web site has links to field evaluations and next steps in the development of intelligent Proximity Detection systems (iPD). (More)
Three Case Studies on the Implementation of New Technology…
Three Case Studies on the Implementation of New Technology in the Mining Industry Paper by A T Job and P R McAree - There is significant value at stake in the mining industry from the implementation of new technologies that support the enhanced profitability and sustainability of mines. (More...)