The Australian Mining Review

Improving haul road performanc­e


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.proofengin­ or by calling (07) 5522 0855.

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