Mining ventilation fans are critical pieces of equipment, used to supply adequate oxygen to personnel, dilute and exhaust dangerous gasses in the underground mine and are required to extract smoke and fumes from equipment. Improper underground ventilation creates health problems and can reduce the efficiency of personnel and cause an increase in the frequency of accidents
The ventilation fans at the mine were monitored by VROC AI to ensure high reliability and to predict any degradation or potential failures before they happen.
In this case, a ventilation fan started showing moderate and then severe degradation in the fan outlet pressure. Shortly following the outlet pressure degradation, the fan started showing severe degradation on the fan vane position feedback which is representative of the actual vane position.
With this information, the engineers investigate the fan vanes and positioner to determine the cause of the degradation. They found that the linkage between the actuator and the vanes themselves had rusted and was preventing the fan vanes from being adjusted to the correct position. Maintenance personnel ordered the replacement parts and planned a shutdown to replace the faulty parts. After replacing the faulty linkage, the ventilation fan went back into normal operation.
Ready to embark on a pilot project or roll-out the innovation enterprise wide? Perhaps you need assistance integrating your systems or accessing your data? We have a solution to help you as you progress through your digital transformation.
Interested in a demo of one of our data solution products?
DataHUB4.0 is our enterprise data historian solution, OPUS is our Auto AI platform and OASIS is our remote control solution for Smart Cities and Facilities.
Book your demo with our team today!
Ready to embark on a pilot project or roll-out AI innovation enterprise wide? Perhaps you need assistance integrating your systems or storing your big data? Whatever the situation, we are ready to help you on your digital transformation.
The efficient deployment, continuous retraining of models with live data and monitoring of model accuracy falls under the categorisation called MLOps. As businesses have hundreds and even.
Learn more about DataHUB4.0, VROC's distributed enterprise data historian. Complete the form form to download the product sheet.
Discover how you can connect disparate systems and smart innovations in one platform, and remotely control your smart facility. Complete the form to download the product sheet.
'OPUS, an artistic work, especially on a large scale'
Please complete the form to download the OPUS Product Sheet, and discover how you can scale Auto AI today.
Interested in reading the technical case studies? Complete the form and our team will be in touch with you.
Subscribe to our newsletter for quarterly VROC updates and industry news.