Timmins, Canada – Steve Badenhorst, Glencore’s mine general manager accepts a plaque celebrating an underground mine ventilation control system that provides approximately 25,000 megawatt-hours of electrical energy savings every single year which represents approximately $2,000,000.00 per year.
The mine measures the airflow rate, airflow direction, blast gas concentrations and wet bulb temperature to assure that the miners are kept safe and within the acceptable tolerances using approximately 60 of Maestro’s Vigilante AQS™ Air Quality Stations and approximately 30 U/G Mine Regulators.
Kidd Mine is the world’s deepest base-metal mine below sea level, mining at 9600 feet with shaft bottom at 9889 feet.
The mine also has the longest surface-to-bottom ramp in the world. Kidd Mine produces an average of 40,000 tonnes of copper and 70,000 of zinc annually. For the complete article click here
Maestro is driven to provide ventilation solutions to improve the underground work environment and extend miner's lives while still providing economical solutions to increase production, conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
For more information:
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Phone: +1 705 805-6918 ext 203
Maestro Digital Mine
(a division of High Grade Controls Corporation)
87 Magill Street
Sudbury, Ontario P3Y 1K6 Canada