I have been using Ventsim for the past +10 years for design from initial concept works through to handover and final implementation phase for mine sites, tunnelling projects both nationally and Internationally.
With its integrated functionality, I have found the Ventsim software to be a valuable tool that allows me to provide early adoption of concepts, and create a visual representation for others to understand the overall dimension of the mine or tunnel works.
Coming from a Hardrock mining background and transitioning into the civil construction of tunnelling over the past few years, I have found the software invaluable and allows me to sanity check and visualise my raw calculations.
The software provides the ability to utilise the functions such as airflow, heat, and buoyancy, fire scenarios with different locations and equipment, escape routes with a predicted travel time and exposure to contaminates financial analysis and stress testing of separate stages.
The team at Ventsim has listened to suggestions along the way and integrated further improvements that have allowed me to save time and do more with the software. One example is the increase to 32 stages which now allows me to migrate more planning into one file. I highly recommend it.
Michael Shearer, Ventilation Engineer