27 September Positioning and Evacuation in the Mining Industry September 27, 2018 By Gina Wurms construction, industry, tunnel |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |CO2|, |server based| 0 Indoor positioning can be used to quickly evacuate endangered persons underground in an emergency in mining or tunnels. In this way, carbon monoxide poisoning can be avoided and working conditions improved. In the event of a mine accident, assistance can be provided more quickly and, above all, in a more coordinated manner. At a glance server-side positioning in case of danger location overview in digital map monitoring of working conditions (CO2 content) Problem Definition Especially in mining it is important to check the working conditions for their harmfulness to health and to design them safely. Because there are many different dangers lurking underground. One of the most dangerous is an excessively high CO2 concentration in the air. The gas is odourless and tasteless and works in the body without warning. Solution A solution for the implementation of employee tracking in the event of danger, combined with a system for monitoring working conditions, offers suitable measures for occupational safety and health management in mining. In addition to position sensors, condition sensing sensors for gas detection and air quality monitoring can be installed in the tunnels. In this way, employees can be warned in good time and evacuated if harmful gases are emitted in the tunnel or if the quality of the air is impaired in any other way. If the CO2 concentration in the air is too high, the miner can be quickly warned or located in an emergency. A condition monitoring system permanently monitors the air quality and controls third-party systems as required in order to ensure consistently optimal working conditions. Technical Implementation infsoft Locator Nodes and infsoft Sensor Tags are installed throughout the tunnel. The Sensor Tags measure the CO2 content in the environment and send the scan data via Bluetooth to the locator nodes. These then send the data to the infsoft LocAware platform®. In the Automation Engine, the status information is linked to conditions, so that management systems can automatically trigger actions such as increasing the supply of fresh air when limit values are exceeded. Each employee is equipped with a Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon (BLE) in the form of an ISO card. The beacons send signals which are received by the infsoft Locator Nodes and forwarded to the infsoft LocAware platform®. In case of danger, the position can be determined here and displayed to security staff in an application. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Positioning and Condition Monitoring of Hospital Beds By using infsoft Tracking and Analytics, it is possible to track the condition of hospital beds in addition to determining their position. This has a positive effect on the workflows in a hospital. Read More Evacuation of Employees and Visitors Several hundreds of employees and visitors are on a large and partial complex company site. In case of emergency the plant management wants to determine the number and position of people still in the building. Read More Indoor Positioning of Cars in a Car Showroom This application examples describes the indoor positioning of cars in a car showroom and an app which lets customers navigate to preferred cars. Read More Process Optimization in Transport Logistics in the Automotive Industry A tracking system provides real-time location information about vehicles in delivery and helps to improve the delivery process. In addition to the location, the service life, the movement history and the number of vehicles can also be called up. Read More Positioning of Waste Containers on a Disposal Plant A municipal waste disposal plant wants to improve the planning of garbage disposal by optimizing waste management. Accordingly, the waste containers should no longer be emptied according to a rigid plan, but depending on their actual and current filling level. Read More Positioning of Overhead Cranes This application examples describes the indoor positioning of overhead cranes. Read More Comments are closed.