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Short Interval Control
Date: June 7th, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Registration: HERE
Underground Communications Infrastructure
Date: June 8th, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Registration: HERE

 

 

 

GMG will hold a two-day workshop in Toronto on June 7-8. Day One focuses on Short Interval Control, and Day Two on Underground Communications Infrastructure.

Short Interval Control
The finished guideline will be a roadmap outlining possible paths from an “analog” mine to short interval control, a necessary pre-cursor on the road to creating best practices. Companies will be able to see where they are currently, identify where they want to go, and see the options available to them to get there, while avoiding common pitfalls.

Based on outcomes from the Stockholm workshop in December 2017, six task groups were developed to enable volunteers to contribute their expertise to the development of the guideline: Introduction, Business Case, Methodology, Data Enablement, Risk & Critical Success Factors, and Use Cases.

Progress has been made through ongoing task group teleconference work sessions. Workshop participants will contribute towards content creation with the goal of completing the draft guideline by year-end.

Underground Communication Infrastructure
The Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guideline series is intended to provide a high-level view of the processes needed by mine personnel to meet planning and design requirements when creating or replacing underground mine communications infrastructure. The series of five parts is intended to step the user through the general tasks and components needed to define the technical requirements for an underground communications infrastructure that supports mine services now and into the foreseeable future. In essence, this is a required initial focus before mines can embrace topics on the innovation journey such as autonomous mining or short interval control.

The current workshop focuses on Section 3: General Guidelines which will provide a high-level overview of factors for mine operators to consider for their unique communications needs and circumstances.

Workshop participants will roll up their sleeves and work together to progress the guideline with the goal of draft completion by year end.