Specially developed extensometers for mining improve mine safety in Canada and other locations.
Specially developed extensometers for mining use are a valuable tool for monitoring rock and soil movement, especially within underground mines. With Canada experiencing growth in its mining sector, and a move towards underground mining of copper and other minerals and materials, there is an important role to be played by extensometers for mining use.
Some of the factors driving the growth of underground mining in Canada are safety, cost, and environmental impact.
Of course, safety is a major motivator, and challenge, for many new mining practices. When used effectively, extensometers have the potential to make underground mines far safer places. Multi-Point Borehole Extensometers, like the MDT SMART MPBX, are a popular choice because they are durable, simple to install, and can gather data from up to six reference points at a time.
These customizable extensometers for mining use can be used to measure a host of safety-critical factors within underground mines in Canada (and other countries), including convergence, compression, consolidation settling, subsidence, spread, shifting, and general movement within tunnels, shafts, stopes/rooms, at working faces, or in any other at-risk part of an underground mine.
In modern mines, comprehensive, accurate data that can be easily and quickly accessed is a key tool that engineers use to ensure safety and uninterrupted operational productivity.
SMART MPBX extensometers are the ideal choice data-gathering instrument as they contain digital readout heads that can be easily connected to wireless nodes that move data rapidly through the mine and into the operation’s LAN; from here it is made available to mine engineers in real time.
Contact us today to find out more about MDT’s SMART MPBX, specially developed extensometers for mining.