Pattern Discovery Technologies, Wireless Sensor Networks and Draeger Safety Canada have been working collaboratively with the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation and Vale Creighton operations to complete the first phase testing and analysis of an innovative on-board diesel emissions monitoring and analysis system for underground mining equipment. The technologies form the foundation of a platform for real-time monitoring of diesel emissions and the continuous evaluation of equipment health and operational efficiency.
Paul Sheremeto, President and CEO of Pattern Discovery, will present the results of the pilot program that began in June of 2015 and concluded in May of 2016. Engine telemetry data was collected in conjunction with emissions data to develop “emission profiles” which characterize emission concentrations in the exhaust stream during various duty cycles. For the first time ever, true emission concentrations could be established for equipment under fully loaded conditions.
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