|Mining fire protection
August 2017, Fire & Safety
Recent tests conducted by Sasol and I-CAT have proven conclusively that dry chemical powder extinguishers are ineffective against rubber fires and conveyor belt and tyre fires.
|Partnership to streamline metallurgical security risk management in mines
June 2017, News, Security Services & Risk Management, Training & Education
GC Consultancy Services and Crest Advisory Africa have announced a partnership designed to improve the risk management processes of the security metallurgical standards in mines.
|Fire system 2,6 km underground
February 2017, Spero Sensors & Instruments, Fire & Safety
Sperosens was recently tasked to design, supply, deliver, install and commission conveyor fire suppression systems on a South African gold mine.
|Ground-based stationary surveillance system
May 2016, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
anoptes Land is a ground-based surveillance system that automatically detects movement and changes in electro-optical (EO) full motion video (FMV) imagery captured by platforms such as stationary vehicles and surveillance towers.
|Substance abuse is a security issue
May 2016, Security Services & Risk Management
Employees entering the mining workplace while under the influence of alcohol or drugs not only pose a health and safety risk, they are typically less productive than their sober colleagues.
|Conveyor belt fire detection
May 2016, Technoswitch, Fire & Safety
Technoswitch Fire Detection discusses detecting and dealing with fires on conveyor belts in mines.
|Safety and security goes hand in hand
May 2016, Spero Sensors & Instruments, Fire & Safety
Security systems include and extend to picking the correct fire protection and safety systems and equipment.
|Taking on illegal mining
May 2016, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
In their battle against artisanal miners illegally entering their properties and compromising site safety, mines have been unsuccessfully looking out for security solutions that are both reliable and affordable.
|A multi-pronged approach to security
May 2016, This Week's Editor's Pick, Security Services & Risk Management
More mines are beginning to see security as an investment rather than simply a cost centre.
|Creating a Pan-African CCTV network
May 2016, Graphic Image Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
One of the challenges multinational mining companies face is how to consolidate their security efforts in order to monitor multiple sites in different countries from a central point in bandwidth-constrained environments.
|The importance of fire-safe belt systems in mines
May 2016, Fire & Safety, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Despite common misconceptions, fire is a pervasive threat to conveyor belt systems in mines. Conveyor belt fires threaten the lives of anyone onsite and can cause the collapse of the conveyor structural elements.
|Underground voice and data communications
January 2016, IT infrastructure
Becker has introduced its latest Smartcom VHF leaky feeder system, which ensures dependable underground communications. This system has advanced features for reliability, flexibility and low maintenance requirements.
|Mine tightens security with Johnson Controls
June 2015, Johnson Controls
One of the world’s largest producers of platinum group metals has worked with Johnson Controls to develop, pilot and implement Johnson Controls’ P2000 X-ray software control integration.
|Integration enhances efficiency
June 2015, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The power of integration is realised at Kolomela Mine with operational productivity and safety maximised by integrating access control with various business systems.
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