Accidents happen in the mining industry, but they can be reduced considerably with the insights gained through safety analytics and smart technologies
FREMONT, CA : The number of deaths connected to mining has decreased over time, reaching a new low in recent years. But there is always room for improvement. Today's innovative technology can help reduce those figures even further by raising awareness, generating real-time information, and providing more precise controls even remotely.
The Next Generation of Mining Technologies
In the mining industry, incident response and preparation are two mission-critical procedures. Modern technologies, particularly advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance mining analytics by broadening the scope of information available to project leaders and workers.
More data suggests more informed decisions and more accurate predictions. Here are few ways that advanced analytics, particularly safety analytics, are improving the mining industry.
Removing Human Error
It makes no difference about the activities in mining, from driving to working in a mine, because several mishaps and events are caused by human error. Automation, primarily powered by machine learning and advanced analytics, can help reduce many human mistakes.
Most crucially, humans may be dramatically reduced from the process. Without stepping a foot in a mine, robotics equipment, remote controls, and real-time monitoring can assure controllers know precisely what is going on.
Surfing the Trends
More detailed and reliable information comes from insights. That is why data analytics and machine learning are so effective. They are not only capable of ingesting vast amounts of digital data, but they can also do so at incredible speeds.
For mining operations, this means that these technologies can generate actionable insights. They look for trends, patterns, and other opportunities by analyzing historical and current data. Remote analytics and atmospheric monitoring can identify toxic substance or particle levels.
Telematics and Wearables
Wearable technologies can be used to capture personal data and track activity in a mine, even underground. This data can be given to site administrators remotely, enabling them to know the employees who are safe. Trapped miners can be detected easily in the case of a collapse, and their vitals may also be monitored instantly.
The same data regarding equipment, tools, people, and other things can be fed aboveground. RFID tags, wearable technology, and better safety equipment are just a few examples of smart technologies that can supply the data needed to allow for these interactions.