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Underground Mining Safety

The goal was to produce a safety system to monitor and support underground mining operations; existing systems were either too simple (i.e. phone line) or overly complex and expensive, inhibiting deployment, and providing little-to-no support in event of an accident. Given the dangerous nature of the mining work environment and the strict regulations placed on the industry, the solution would have to comply with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations. Yet the product needed to allow for simple deployment to truly be a groundbreaking solution - increasing miner safety and changing daily operations for the better.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Analytics & Modeling - Real Time Analytics
    Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Mining
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Business Operation
  • USE CASES
  • Mesh Networks
    Onsite Human Safety Management
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • ArgonST, a Boeing Company
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • ArgonST
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • Sine-Wave worked closely with Boeing to build and test an end-to-end Miner Safety System on our Platform. Boeing developed a unique mesh network topology to facilitate communication in the harsh mining environment. Combining this with Sine-Wave’s Platform to manage traffic, we produced a modern Web 2.0 browser-based application which facilitated communication with miners, machines and operators. This software permits mining operations to see a real-time view of all activities underground, including support of custom maps at each mining operation.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Communication Performance, Operation Performance, Operator Compliance, Reportable Health and Safety Incidents
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Labor Safety]
    Improved miner safety
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Communication]
    Improved miner communication
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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