System Monitors Site Dust,
Noise, Vibration Emissions
Casella has developed the new Noise
Guardian and Boundary Guardian webbased
remote monitoring system, claimed
to elevate continuous monitoring of various
mining-related emissions to a higher
level of simplicity and power. Users
of the system receive real-time email or
text messages when noise, dust or vibration
levels rise above acceptable levels.
According to the company, sound level
measurement capability built into the
units meets or exceeds usual requirements
for accuracy and calculation of
important environmental metrics for day/
night levels as well as hourly data. The
system also provides detailed time-history
data that can illustrate noise fluctuations
by time so they can be linked to on-site
work activities. Reports are accessed in
a simple on-screen view—at any time or
location—from virtually any PC, tablet or
smartphone with a simple, secure login.
Formatted management reports are generated
with user-defined time periods
with as much or as little detail as needed.
Data can even be superimposed onto a
high-resolution map of the site.
Protected by a compact weatherproof
housing, the system’s components are
claimed to withstand extremes of both
tropical and winter weather conditions.
Additional features include easy deployment
and minimal maintenance; real-
time dust (PM10, PM2.5 or TSP) and
noise levels (LAeq, LAFmx); IEC61672-1
compliant sound level measurement for
accurate and reliable results; heated inlet
to reduce moisture effects; and maintenance-
free wind speed and direction sensor
(optional). The system also is available
in both noise or dust only versions.
As featured in Womp 2016 Vol 08 - www.womp-int.com