What is mines monitoring?
Which are the challenges in mines monitoring?
Some of the main topics and challenges in geotechnical mine monitoring include:
- Ground stability: geotechnical mine monitoring is primarily focused on monitoring ground stability to prevent ground subsidence, rockfalls, or landslides, which can endanger mine workers and damage equipment.
- Rock mass characterization: the behaviour of the rock mass surrounding a mine is critical for the safety and stability of mining operations. Geotechnical mine monitoring involves characterizing the properties of the rock mass, such as strength, deformation, and permeability, to assess its behaviour and detect any changes that could impact mining operations.
- Slope stability: mining operations often involve excavating tunnels and working underground, which can impact the stability of slopes and increase the risk of slope failure. Monitoring slope stability is essential to prevent structural failure and ensure worker safety.
Implementing an effective geotechnical monitoring system requires installing various sensors and collecting large amounts of data. Challenges include selecting the appropriate sensors, installing them correctly, and managing the data effectively to ensure its quality and reliability. Sisgeo engineers are available for any information and suggestion to select the right monitoring instrumentation set.