The wireless configuration of the data acquisition system eliminates the need for expensive cabling and manual monitoring. Laying cables in a tailings dam requires trenches and cable protection against issues such as settlements in the embankment. At each regrowth, new sensors have to be added, again requiring expensive cable installation. A wireless system provides data from sensors in near-real time, versus manually collected readings with a more sporadic periodicity and vulnerability to human errors.
With Loadsensing, mines may realize savings of up to 30% on the acquisition of materials and infrastructure and up to 40% on installation. Reliable data related to the behavior of the dam also helps minimize risks and to ensure the safety not only of mine employees but also of residents. Loadsensing contributes to the sustainable growth of the mining industry by ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards.
About Loadsensing by Worldsensing
Loadsensing is the leading wireless monitoring system by IoT pioneer Worldsensing. The system allows mining operators to connect and wirelessly monitor tailings dams and excavations in over 80 mines across 20 countries. Worldsensing collaborates with a variety of technology partners in the monitoring and mining industry to offer a global solution for safety monitoring and risk management in mines.
About TETRA TECH
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services and Worldsensing partner in Brazil. With 20,000 associates, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle in more than 450 offices around the world. Tetra Tech South American supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on Environmental and Social Studies, Compliance & Environmental Management, Engineering, Geotechnologies, Geotechnical, Environmental Assessment & Remediation, Mine Planning and, Oceanography, Water and Costal Engineering. They are based in 5 cities: Belo Horizonte, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and São Paulo, which provide services to the Energy, Oil and Gas, Ports, Mining, Socio-territorial planning / Environmental, Industries and Infrastructure sectors.