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150 years after Jules Verne took us on a Journey to the Center of the Earth, the mining industry is ceasing to inspire the public’s imagination, which is sad considering the importance of this industry to humanity’s day-to-day life. This week’s Blog speaks to the importance of elevating mining to the position it deserves, and just how maybe someone like Michael Bay is needed to step up, be a hero, and expand the public understanding of mining’s vast possibilities and potential.
Common misconceptions about your passwords Written by Jack Warner at Techwarn. With the current trends in technology advancements and cybersecurity threats, it’s exciting to see how authentication technologies are evolving to match up. Many tech experts are now exploring a new world beyond password authentication. Some of the emerging alternatives include multi-factor authentication (MFA), biometrics, […]
Drug and alcohol use on the jobsite has become an increasingly hot topic issue for employers across Canada in the wake of last year’s passing of the federal Cannabis Act. And not only a topic of conversation, substance abuse has also been proven to drastically reduce productivity in the workplace and have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line. This week’s Blog takes a look at the seven ways and drug and alcohol policy can save you both time and money.
Mining equipment must withstand some of the toughest abuse in terms of impact and wear due to the harsh environment and long hours of use. Traditional materials such as rubber and steel – tough as they are – may become damaged or can experience severe wear in contact with a variety of sharp or coarse mining materials. Fortunately, innovative material polyurethane – or urethane – can withstand severe impact, puncture, cutting, tearing, and abrasion. This week’s Blog takes a look at Michigan-based Argonics and the products they are bringing to market that will help ensure that your equipment spends more time on the job and less time in the shop.
Beyond MWD – Seismic While Drilling Established subsurface evaluation technology from oil and gas enters the Mining Industry
Beyond MWD – Seismic While Drilling Established subsurface evaluation technology from oil and gas enters the Mining Industry Written by Thor Kallestad and Jamie Rector at DataCloud Over the past 20 years the oil and gas industry has seen the role of production geophysics grow rapidly. Production geophysics is aimed at improving oil and gas […]
Until very recently the process of metal mining was characterized by a lack of visibility and only after the lengthy, costly, and resource-intensive process of extracting, processing, and refining material from the earth would that material’s true value be confirmed. But MineSense is eliminating this lack of visibility and disrupting the mining industry while they’re at it! This week’s Blog takes a look at the technologies MineSense is bringing to the table and speaks with its leader, Lisa Payne.
Operational excellence in the mining industry is of critical importance because everyone within it operates in a similar way. The mining company that has complete end-to-end visibility of its natural resource extraction and marketing processes, that understands the importance of HR in asset management, and also uses operational intelligence to inform its decisions will be the one to outperform its competitors. In this week’s Blog, we look at how enterprise software has an essential role to play in ensuring not just efficiency but excellence in mining operations.
A common cause of equipment and machinery wear in the mining industry can be traced back to vibration that causes eventual fatigue, resulting in severe cracks and a loss of material, as well as premature failures in such areas as concrete foundations and their anchoring systems. This week’s Blog takes a look at Belzona and its innovative polymer technology that has revolutionised industrial repair and maintenance procedures, and the application of this technology at a copper mine in Brazil.
Water is the lifeblood of our planet, and a resource essential to minerals processing which must be used conservatively. Mine operators must be conscious of their water use, as well as innovative in how they re-use and handle water. This week’s Blog takes a look at the efforts of Weir Minerals and the strategies and services it provides in optimising the entire dewatering component of a site.
Who’s watching when you aren’t? AI-powered machine vision – enhancing remote monitoring and real-time pipeline leak detection in metals mining
An undetected pipeline leak has the potential to endanger workers, damage local ecosystems beyond rehabilitation, contaminate drinking water supply, and leave community livelihoods in ruins, as well as cost mining companies millions of dollars in damages. This week’s Blog takes a look at Canadian software company, IntelliView Technologies, whose innovation takes video and image analysis to new heights through the coalescence of leak analyzing video analytic artificial intelligence with dual sensor techniques.