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Monitoring Tailings Impoundments During Closure

Dec 18, 2019 | Hardware, Project Highlights, Sensors, Software

The closure period of tailings impoundments often exceeds the operational phase – and can be a challenge for owners due to the associated reduction of on-site operational presence. sensemetrics was recently deployed at a tailings site in North America operated by a mining major as a means of automating surveillance of the dam for off-site supervising personnel.

Cloud connected sensor networks effectively reduce the need for frequent site visits, increases visibility to critical performance metrics, and decreases response time. Sensor data streaming is easier than ever with cloud connected devices that support any sensor and don’t require maintaining costly onsite infrastructure.