Mine Safety System Goes Global
Mackay-based Mining Logic Solutions has signed an exclusive global license agreement with CSIRO Exploration and Mining to commercially develop CSIRO’s Nexsys real-time risk management system. Nexsys allows underground mines to interrogate vast amounts of digital information from a variety of sensors and systems throughout the mine, which normally do not communicate with each other. The system analyzes this integrated data to provide real-time risk management and decision support for control room operators, including automatic triggering of response plans if it discovers a hazardous condition.
According to CSIRO, Nexsys can extract critical data from existing proprietary strata control, ventilation monitoring, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other critical mine monitoring systems and turn this data into knowledge in real-time—a capability that did not previously exist. CSIRO said the technology will be developed into a commercial- ready product within 12 months.