Tailing dams stand silently and protect the mining industry, tasked with the critical role of storing waste materials generated during mineral extraction. Yet, their stability and integrity are susceptible to various factors, including seepage, settlement, and slope instability. This article underscores the implications of Regulation No. 1110-1-1807, titled "Engineering and Design: DRILLING IN EARTH EMBANKMENT DAMS AND LEVEES," and the "Guidelines for Drilling and Sampling in Embankment Dams." By integrating these regulatory guidelines with best practices, engineers and geologists can address tailing dams' unique challenges, ensuring the safety and integrity of these essential structures and maintaining environmental safety.
Our experienced engineers provide comprehensive technical support throughout the entire project, from pre-project guidance to installation and ongoing assistance. They offer on-ground expertise, assisting with planning, sensor selection, system design, and installation. Our engineers analyze data, provide timely insights, and take prompt action to prevent issues. With their field experience and Metasensing by their side, they ensure project success and the safety of your structures.
Understanding The Multi-sensor Approach:
The Encardio multi-sensor system, implemented through a single 120mm diameter borehole, revolutionizes geotechnical monitoring in tailing dams. This innovative approach consolidates the monitoring of pore pressure, lateral displacement, and settlement at various depths within the dam, reducing the number of boreholes needed and providing real-time data from distinct levels. Incorporating the In-place inclinometer with the Settlement sensor and Piezometer sensor system, not only enhances monitoring efficiency but also substantially cuts project costs, minimizing risk to the earth structure. The streamlined operations not only lead to cost savings and risk mitigation but also contribute to a more efficient and cost-effective solution, ultimately improving the safety and structural integrity of tailing dams.
Key Instruments And Sensors:
Additional Products that can be used in the Multi-sensor Approach:
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Benefits Of The Multi-sensor Approach:
The multi-sensor approach for tailing dam monitoring offers a myriad of benefits:
(a) Reduced Boreholes, Lower Costs:
(b) Cost Savings Breakdown:
(c) Adaptive Problem Solving:
(d) Enhanced Data Integration:
Leading geotechnical instrumentation company Encardio-rite has successfully implemented the multi-sensor approach in various projects, such as the Koldam Hydroelectric Project and the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project. By utilizing a combination of instruments like piezometers, inclinometers, settlement gauges, and seismographs, these projects exemplify the effectiveness of the multi-sensor approach in ensuring the stability of tailing dams.
Remote Sensing & Infrastructure Data Intelligence:
Proqio, the Infrastructure Data Intelligence platform by Encardio Rite, integrates remote sensing technologies, survey data, and a digital twin of the mine to provide real-time insights for mining and tailing dam operations. By incorporating sensor data and infrastructure data intelligence, Proqio enables efficient monitoring, analysis, and decision-making. The platform visualizes the current state of the mine, identifies patterns and anomalies in the data, and compares it with historical information. This integration enhances safety, efficiency, and productivity for mining projects.
Remote sensing plays a significant role in monitoring tailing dams by providing valuable information about their condition, stability, and potential environmental impacts. Here's how remote sensing is utilized in the monitoring of tailing dams:
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Being able to leverage satellite imagery, aerial photography, and other remote sensing techniques, Encardio Rite provides you with the complete remote sensing package which can help you make informed decisions & implement appropriate mitigation measures.
Here's why Infrastructure Data Intelligence via the hub of your infrastructure project, Proqio, is important in this context:
The multi-sensor approach is a pivotal tool in guaranteeing the safety and stability of critical structures like tailing dams. By providing continuous monitoring of various parameters, this approach enables engineers and operators to detect potential issues early, enabling proactive measures to prevent dam failures. Beyond dam safety, the multi-sensor approach significantly contributes to environmental sustainability in the mining industry. As sensor technology advances, the future promises an even more sophisticated and effective multi-sensor approach in tailing dam monitoring.
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Tailing dams, crucial for mining waste storage, encounter stability challenges. This article underscores the significance of Regulation No. 1110-1-1807 and "Guidelines for Drilling and Sampling in Embankment Dams" in ensuring their safety. Our engineers support projects with the Encardio multi-sensor system, streamlining monitoring and reducing costs. The approach, demonstrated in projects like Koldam and Mangdechhu Hydroelectric, improves safety and structural integrity. Proqio, the Infrastructure Data Intelligence Platform, integrates remote sensing and a digital twin for real-time insights. This multi-sensor approach, coupled with data intelligence, ensures dam safety, industry, and project success, along with environmental sustainability.
Heavy-duty Strain Gauge
3D Inclino With Settlement
Tiltmeter with GPRS/GSM Transmission
Tiltmeter with RF Transmission
Heavyduty Temperature Meter
Soil Settlement Point
Datalogger for Digital Sensors
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