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Title: New technology for real-time in-stope safety management
Authors: Vogt, D
Brink, VZ
Schutte, S
Keywords: AziSA
Safety management
Sensor system
Mines
Mine safety
In-stope risk management
Rockfall risk
Thermal imaging
Hard Rock Safe Safety Conference 2009
Wireless sensing
Mining
Metallurgy
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Citation: Vogt, D, Brink ,VZ and Schutte, S. 2009. New technology for real-time in-stope safety management. Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Hard Rock Safe Safety Conference 2009. Sun City, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2009. pp 1-14
Abstract: South African underground hard rock mines are typically managed using measurements made daily, weekly or even monthly of key parameters like face advance, readiness to blast, blast success, temperature or dust levels. Safety and health can be greatly improved if a real-time measurement system can inform decision making. To enable this vision of widespread sensing, communication and decision support, CSIR has developed an open standard architecture for communication of sensor data, and a reference implementation using that standard. The standard is called AziSA, which means “to inform” in isiZulu. AziSA provides an architecture that allows for connection of any type of sensor and that is particularly suited to wireless sensing. On the safety side, the CSIR is developing a suite of sensors specifically around the risk of rockfalls. Sensors such as an electronic replacement for the barring tool, or a thermal sensor that can detect loose rock, can already be used to identify potential hazards in the hanging wall.
Description: Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Hard Rock Safe Safety Conference 2009. Sun City, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3680
ISBN: 9781920211271
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Sensor science and technology
Wireless technologies
General science, engineering & technology

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