Including a mining Hall of Fame nominee, developers of world leading mining software and innovators who have brought new products to the mining world, the Howden mining team are experts in the field of mining ventilation.
Between them they have produced some exciting mining content that can help you ventilate your mine. Get to know them each below...
Founder of Chasm Consulting and Creator of Ventsim
Instrumental in the development in the VentSim Solution suite of software products
International Mining Technology Hall of Fame nominee
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MSc MEng Mining University South Australia 1989
PhD Candidate 2014…Current University of Queensland
Use of Live Sensor Data in Transient Simulations of Mine Ventilation Models. International Conference on Fibre-optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications 2015
Emergency Egress Pathway Prediction Using Ventilation Models The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2017
Practical prediction of blast fume clearance and workplace re-entry times in development headings. 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress, IMVC 2014
Predictive Network Modelling with Live Sensor Data Fibre-optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications 2017
Underground Fire Rollback Simulation in Large Scale Ventilation Models 15th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, 2015
Diurnal Thermal Flywheel Influence on Ventilation Temperatures in Large Underground Mines 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, 2017
Applications of modelling software for safety and health training in US underground coal mines 16th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Golden, CO, 2017
Achieved global recognition and increased sales growth of ACI and its products by over 2500%
Co-Founded AFS (Advanced Fan Systems)
Developed ACI - M.I.DTM, SIMPLEXTM and MDAHTM modular mine heating systems
Created ACI-Labrador LP QBE (business entity) with Canadian First Nations
Negotiated and secured the exclusive ventilation and heating contracts with the Vale, Voisey Bay Mine Site
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B.Eng. (Mechanical), Toronto, ON – Ryerson University, 1989
P.Eng., Professional Engineer
Member | CSA B149.3 Approvals Committee
Registered Nevada State Contractor
G1 Gas Fitter
LP Gas Fitter
"Heating of Mine Ventilation Air" 2014 International Mine Ventilation Congress, IMVC2014, South Africa
Currently completing a master’s degree in Software Engineering
Universite Laval – Masters of Science, Mining engineering
Concordia University – Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical
Economics of exhaust air heat recovery systems for mine ventilation International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 2012 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17480930.2012.710085?journalCode=nsme20&
Master thesis: Heat recovery systems in underground mines and novel cooling systems Universite Laval, 2012 https://corpus.ulaval.ca/jspui/handle/20.500.11794/23285
SmartEXEC Mine Ventilation On Demand System at the Xstrata Nickel Rim South Mine, Sudbury, Ontario; Implementation and Results to Date SME Annual Meeting, 2012
Apects of heat recovery systems in underground mine ventilation systems. 2009
Heat recovery systems in mine ventilation. 2009
Model feasibility study of a mine exhaust air ventilation heat recovery system NAMVS 2012
The not so obvious advantage of using Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) for underground auxiliary fans LinkedIn, 2018
The future of Ventilation Automation, Global Mining Review 2018
Hugo Dello Sbarba explains why he loves VentSim CONTROL software.
Hugo Dello Sbarba talks about the savings that can be made with even the smallest change in ventilation.
Applications Engineering for Oyu Tolgoi Mine – Mongolia, phase 1 and phase 2 primary ventilation and heating systems.
Applications Engineering Rampura Agucha Mine – India, primary ventilation systems.
Applications Engineering Woodsmith Mine – UK, primary and secondary ventilation systems, concept study engineering delivery and workshops.
Applications Engineering for underground mine ventilation systems for various mining houses, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Codelco, Hindustan Zinc, BHPB and more.
Diploma Mechanical Engineer
Delivered Fans and Fan System Workshop (author Kevin Lownie); 2014 International Mine Ventilation Congress, IMVC2014, South Africa.
Delivered Fans and Fan System Workshop (author Kevin Lownie); 2017 North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, NAMVS2017, Colorado US.
Delivered Fans and Fan System Workshop (author Kevin Lownie); 2018 Hindustan Zinc, Rampura Agucha Mine.
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