BHPCan – Surface Teleremote Operation

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Surface Teleremote
Operation
Dion Hurn
Haulage Supervisor, Mining
August 22, 2011
Background
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Background
Underground Teleremote Operation
 Previously in place at Cannington Mine.
 Operator was 200 – 300 metres from operating machinery.
 Operator was still underground and exposed to hazards.
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The Initiative
The Projects Team began discussing the possibility of building on the
existing site Teleremote Capabilities.
Major step in protecting employee health and increasing safety.
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The Solution
Initial investigations
 An external organisation was consulted.
 The vendor was provided with concerns and requirements for
development of a Surface Teleremote Operation.
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The Solution
Implementation
 Phase 1 - underground loaders
were operated from the surface
mining administration building.
 Phase 2 - introduction of a guidance
system.
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The Solution
The Surface Teleremote Operator was developed with:
 a wireless control system
 distributed antenna infrastructure.
The system includes a power supply health monitoring circuit with a
battery back up.
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The Solution
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The Solution
Cost
 Development and installation of the initial system and console:
$227,000.
 Additional consoles: $167,000.
 Benefit of increased productivity as operations can continue through
blasting.
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The Solution
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Benefits/ Effects
180%
160%
140%
120%
100%
80%
Haulage - Loaders
Admin staff
60%
50% Adjusted OEL (Action Level)
Adjusted OEL
40%
20%
0%
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Benefits/ Effects
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Transferability
 Custom designed system.
 Potential to continue to revolutionise an inherently dangerous work
environment.
 The system can and has already been adopted in various surface mine
operations.
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Innovation
 The innovation sets a leading example of improving relationships with
individuals, departments and external contractors.
 System unique to Cannington.
 Best practice remote technology.
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Innovation
 First step in taking people out of underground mining environment.
 Efficient operation still functioning in underground environment.
 Inherent risk reduced dramatically.
 Modified an existing system to enable safe production.
 Improves and enhances our Teleremote fleet capabilities.
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Discussion and Questions
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