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VR Pump Station Design

By |June 29th, 2018|Blog|

IMEC's latest UG pump station design has 4 pumps, 80 metres of monorails, 71 valves, over 200 metres of steel piping and a maze of cable trays overhead. Not to mention seperate switchroom areas and transformer chambers. With such a large quantity of key parameters to consider,  immersing our designers and the client in a 1:1 [...]

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Mining in the Era of Big Data: A.I. in Mine Dewatering

By |June 8th, 2018|Blog|

Industries of all kinds are being shaken up by contemporary big data technologies, and the mining industry is one of them. Increasingly, leading companies are actively seeking new value opportunities and embracing new operational practices centered around machine learning and big data. Such initiatives to date include integrating predictive analytics into day-to-day operator workflows, investing [...]

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Rethinking Mine Dewatering

By |September 15th, 2017|Blog|

There’s no hiding the fact that effective mine dewatering is key to an efficient mining operation. As we delve deeper into the Earth’s crust and the ingress of water into the operating mine increases, is it enough to just add more pumps to the system to get the water out? This reactive approach is all too [...]

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How VR will Impact the Mining Industry

By |August 20th, 2017|Blog|

It seems that everyone is talking about the entertainment possibilities of Virtual Reality, with new games and virtual experiences launching almost every week. VR has become a fixture at every gaming expo and tech conference, with content flooding the market even before we have reliable technical standards. While admittedly still in its infancy, VR technology [...]

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Mining in Ireland

By |February 8th, 2017|Blog|

In an age where innovation & disruptive technology are at the forefront of the mining industry, it can be challenging to view our ancestors and their efforts as technologically advanced. But for their era with the knowledge and technology that was available, their achievements are amazing.            Copper [...]

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The Internet of Things is upon us!

By |November 18th, 2016|Blog|

Never before have people been more connected to the physical things around them. Giving us data and insights that were previously unknown or unattainable. IoT connects mining companies with their valuable assets, whether it's people at the rock face, mobile equipment or fixed plant. The captured data empowers the decision making process, enabling preemptive action to [...]

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When Material certificates aren’t enough.

By |February 25th, 2016|Blog|

MatSol's Principal Scientist & Director, Dr Paul Hugget has a wealth of experience in the mining game. When asked about Material certificates for raw materials his response probably wasn't what you'd expect.   "Just because a supplier provides a material certificate for a batch of raw materials, doesn’t necessarily mean the products are always correct [...]

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Top 5 reasons to be ISO 9001 certified

By |February 18th, 2016|Blog|

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Moving the muck and the mire

By |February 18th, 2016|Blog|

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Diesel’s not so dirty anymore!

By |October 20th, 2015|Blog|

The danger associated with working in an underground mine with heavy machinery is nothing new. But sometimes it’s the dangers you can’t see that can cause the most damage. With the World Health Organisation raising the status of diesel engine exhaust to a grade 1 carcinogen, the need for better diesel filtration has never been [...]

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