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Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas : Monitoring and Prediction
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In this book, the authors present the fundamentals of mining related geotechnical risk and how the latest advances in sensing and data communication can be used both to prevent and to provide early warnings in the case of accidents.
Opencast mining operations involve huge quantities of overburden removal, dumping and backfilling in excavated area. Substantial increase in rate of accumulation of waste dumps in recent years resulted in greater height of the dump for minimum ground cover area, and also given rise to the danger of dump failures. Further, steeper open pit slopes are prone to failure. These failures lead to loss of valuable human lives and damage to mining machinery.
For that environment, this book presents the most recent advances in Gas Sensors, Methane Detectors and Power cut-off systems. It also introduces monitoring of the Gas Strata and Environment, and brings an overview of the use of Internet of Things and Cloud Computing for mining sensing and surveillance purposes.
Targeted at Geotechnical and Mining Engineers, this volume brings the latest findings and technology applied to prevent mining accidents and mitigate the inherent risk of the activity.
- Presents complete details of a real-time slope stability monitoring system using wireless sensor networking and prediction technique based on multivariate statistical analysis of various parameters and analytical hierarchy process method
- Discusses innovative ideas and new concept of sensing technologies, mine transport surveillance, digital mining, cloud computing etc. to improve safety and productivity in mining industry
- Includes slope stability prediction software, downloadable through a companion website, which can be used for monitoring, analyzing and storing through different sensors and providing audio-visual, SMS and email alerts