Specialists in safety and communications technologies, Becker Mining South Africa, has won a contract to install its atmospheric and environmental monitoring system at a mine in Zimbabwe.
The Becker Varis Smartsense gas monitoring system has integrated features for the detection of ambient temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.
“A dependable atmospheric and environmental monitoring system, which enhances safety and improves productivity in the mining sector, forms an essential part of critical underground and above-ground communications and safety systems,” says Andrew Trentelman, senior general manager: Electronics at Becker Mining South Africa. “This project in Zimbabwe will encompass the installation of 19 environmental points underground at the mine, where each Smartsense device becomes an environmental station, monitoring up to seven different parameters.
“Apart from the accurate detection and monitoring of ambient temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure, every device will also monitor up to four gases, including oxygen (O2), methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).