Im­prov­ing haul road per­for­mance

The Australian Mining Review - - HAUL & MINE ROAD MANAGEMENT -

NEW cut­ting-edge in­no­va­tions by Queens­land-based en­gi­neer­ing com­pany, Proof En­gi­neers, are revo­lu­tion­is­ing the way haul and mine roads are con­structed and main­tained.

With grow­ing pres­sures on mine op­er­a­tors to look for ways to save costs and im­prove per­for­mance, Proof En­gi­neers has de­signed sys­tems which re­quire min­i­mal in­vest­ment and pro­vide a clear pic­ture of where the roads are responding poorly to the trucks.

The Proof Road Con­di­tion Mon­i­tor (RCM) is an easy and af­ford­able truck-on-board haul road mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem that pro­vides a real-time snap­shot on how the mine truck re­sponds to road con­di­tions.

Dus­tec­tive is a real-time mo­bile dust mon­i­tor, which ac­cu­rately mea­sures dust gen­er­a­tion from var­i­ous sources, pro­vid­ing quan­tifi­able data to demon­strate com­pli­ance with strict in­dus­try air qual­ity reg­u­la­tions.

The fo­cus for Proof En­gi­neers is on an in­dus­try stan­dard applications — easy for the min­ing in­dus­try to use and in­te­grate within their ex­ist­ing op­er­at­ing con­di­tions.

Proof En­gi­neers civil en­gi­neer Jor­dan Han­del said RCM and Dus­tec­tive aid in main­tain­ing op­ti­mum road con­di­tions on an on­go­ing ba­sis, en­sur­ing haulage is car­ried out in a safe and cost-ef­fec­tive man­ner.

“Poorly main­tained roads cost a site time and money in terms of pro­duc­tion, re­sult­ing in a range of issues in­clud­ing in­creased rolling re­sis­tance, dam­aged ma­chin­ery and dust gen­er­a­tion,” Mr Han­del said.

“Th­ese sys­tems are user-friendly, non-in­va­sive, re­quire min­i­mal train­ing and can be rolled out on site with min­i­mal ef­fort.”

More in­for­ma­tion on Proof En­gi­neers haul and mine road mon­i­tor­ing so­lu­tions can be found at: www.proofengi­neers.com.au or by call­ing (07) 5522 0855.

Proof En­gi­neers civil en­gi­neer Jor­dan Han­del with a Road Con­di­tion Mon­i­tor (left) and Dus­tec­tive (right).

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