The project delivered a reliable and highly efficient Ventilation on Demand (VOD) system, reducing energy costs while ensuring complete safety.
However, the exercise of retrofitting the associated PLCs and ancillary equipment to existing fans, especially in such a remote and challenging location, involved many man hours of engineering time and significant transport costs.
These costs could have been avoided by installing VentSim CONTROL ready fans. Designed and built ready to be added as plug-and-play components of a fully expandable VentSim CONTROL network, they can be installed in around an hour without any specialist knowledge.
For the next phase of the mine's development, the operators have already decided to install Howden VentSim CONTROL ready fans. These can be quickly installed and immediately integrated into the existing monitoring and management infrastructure by non-specialist staff, keeping the mine at the leading edge of technology and safety with minimum cost and disruption to production.