The initial scope of work started with an administration area site survey. A messaging and tracking communications system was commissioned, designed and installed by NLT, who also provided training on use of the system. The project initially provided coverage for the administration area and boxcut, and has progressively been installed throughout all headings and development units in the underground mine. Work is underway to provide coverage to the aboveground conveyor area and longwall once the remaining systems are in place.
Equipment provided to the mine for this project includes:
- 360 Reverse Tracking Cap lamps (20 with POH)
- 36 Type 2 Nodes
- 15 Type 3 Nodes (Compact)
- 52 RF Tags (Powered by Wavetrend®) fitted throughout the mine for tracking
The NLT Digital Suite® of software is designed to sit on top of the NLT Digital Network ® and allows on-site users to send and receive messages to underground miners, while tracking and monitoring the locations of personnel and equipment. Operators can search for particular skill sets and locate them in the mine site, and the system provides a reporting history for both tracking and messaging.