REAL-TIME AIR QUALITY MONITORING: CHALLENGES AND CONSIDERATIONS

World Mining Congress
The ability to continuously monitor the air quality within a mine has become instrumental in becoming a low cost producer. The many considerations involved in monitoring air quality include sensor type, hardware placement, as well as data storage medium. BESTECH has had the opportunity to gain insight into these air quality monitoring considerations through deployments of NRG1-ECOTM, a minewide energy consumption optimization system. This paper explores the particular challenges overcome through these installations, and provides a set of guidelines for mines that want to maximize data capture while minimizing costs. It provides a view of additional benefits of air quality monitoring, such as ventilation control, reporting and trending.
Keywords: Sensors; Data; Fans; air quality; Air; monitoring; Information; Mines; Mine;
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