Surface and underground facility monitoring for safe operations, efficiency and environmental responsibility
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Safe underground operations depend on engineering judgment, sound construction, foreseeing the risks and mitigating them. Continuous monitoring helps keep miners safe and mines operational.Fiber optic sensing is ideal since the sensing cable, which senses and transmits the data is:
Distributed fiber optic sensing provides real-time monitoring and fits into smart, predictive maintenance planning.
Small deformation changes in the borehole may indicate a casing or other failure.
You gain insight into the geophysical behavior of surrounding rock and soil.
Strain events and temperature are detected all along the borehole, thanks to continuous detection and location of small events, without interrupting operations.
Water or fluid ingress may be inferred from temperature events.
Deploying a fiber optic sensing cable within the mine structure (roadway, tunnel, shaft, conveyor belts) provides continuous temperature monitoring. The interrogator can be housed remotely and monitors up to 50 km. The sensing cable is inert, does not need electricity, and the interrogator is housed remotely.
An inert fiber optic sensing cable deployed in a tunnel or shaft, either to its surface, or embedded in its structure during construction, monitors strain and temperature continuously, over decades.
Tailings dams, particularly legacy dams can be monitored using fiber optic sensing to detect early movement or deformation.
Ideally the robust fiber optic sensing cable is embedded into the structure. Smart geosynthetics can be placed on the slopes of tailings dams to provide monitoring over a larger area.