Underground mining

Australia-based communications solutions provider Mine Site Technologies has received GOST certification in Russia for its PED (Personal Emergency Device and ICCL Caplamp) and IMPACT Wi-Fi product suite.

The certification, a set of technical standards maintained by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification, allows Russian underground mines to employ the PED and ImPact systems for emergency and operational communications systems.

Mine Site Technologies CEO Lloyd Zenari stated, "These approvals open a new door of opportunity for Mine Site Technologies in Russia, and combined with our existing ATEX approvals and significant investment in global markets such as Eastern Europe, will enable our customers to continue enhancing safety, automation and productivity through the application of our mine-spec technologies."

The company’s ImPact technology suite is designed particularly for modern mines, where the technology integrates with the mines’ advanced communication infrastructure and application requirements.

The ImPact 802.11 Wireless LAN protocol / Wi-Fi compliant digital system allows automation, VoIP communication, vehicle intelligence, proximity detection, text messaging, video, and any other wi-fi enabled application.

Similarly, the PED system also ensures communication between individuals on the surface and those underground, regardless of their location.

As it is installed on the surface, the technology is less vulnerable to the everyday rigours of the underground mining environment, thereby enhancing reliability and reducing maintenance costs, Mine Site Technologies said.

Image: Advanced technology systems from Mine Site Technologies could ensure safety and reliability in underground mines. Photo: Mine Site Technologies Pty Limited.