Geotechnical Instabilities with structural control identification
Integrated Slope Control software (SICT) is used to evaluate and monitor deviations from design during slope construction while also providing users with a tool to manage initiatives aimed at improving slope angles.
TIMining SICT embeds the Full Control methodology, making it easier for users to identify which elements will have an impact on mine safety and determining how well the planned slope design is being implemented through correlation of geological, geotechnical, planning, drilling, blasting and operating results and information
TIMining SICT provides users with a suite of tools aimed at making it easier to analyze and understand the results of slope construction through 3D views, graphs and statistics
SICT automatically conducts a geometric slope construction reconciliation between the design geometry and a simplified topographic representation of the real slope. TIMining SICT assists users in adjusting this wall topographic model in order to achieve a better fit based on observations of the real geometry
You can manage your results with metrics specifically tailored to your own methodology through both design (Design Factor) and geotechnical conditions (Condition Factor) evaluation. Monitoring and managing this KPIs over time allows to get closer to optimal slope construction and better safety standards
TIMining SICT centralizes and manages all slope design and construction information geospatially and temporally (x, y, z, time) thus allowing to search for improvements opportunities aimed at operational excellence and slope angle optimization
TIMining SICT uses bench-berm geometrical parameters to identify deviations from the mine design. Thereby, users are able to assess the magnitude and impact of deviations from the mine design so that they can manage improvements to the slope construction process in order to minimize risks
You can use TIMining SICT to monitor and control the geotechnical quality of your slopes by graphically displaying the results of the parameters measured by the mining company. This provides feedback that stakeholders can use to enhance the slope construction process
You can use the inter-ramp angle monitoring and control tool to identify deviations from the desired inter-ramp angle of the slope and thus better manage situations that could potentially lead to instabilities (greater inter-ramp angle) or cause the project to lose value (lesser inter-ramp angle)
Users are able to identify areas of improvement by correlating the georeferenced results of slope construction with multiple different 3D models and information(geological, geotechnical, structural)
SICT provides tools for monitoring and objectively evaluating slope construction, indicating when planning and operating practices will allow the mine to meet the actual design. This involves complying with economic, stability and safety requirements. When the assessment is positive, SICT present sound backing for beginning the studies required to determine whether the slope angle should be increased, or which changes will result in a better mine design and operating practices
The time it takes to process a geometric reconciliation of a pit wall will depend on the size/length of the wall. However, because TIMining SICT can automatically create cross-sections and manage the data measured for each profile, the reconciliation process will take 70% less time than it would take if you were to perform it manually
The user will need the following information in order to conduct a geometric reconciliation:
• Polylines of the pit design, bench by bench (toes and crests).
• Triangulated surface of the actual topographical slope survey.
• Bench design parameters and parameters used to calculate the Design Factor.
• Tolerance in design parameters of the benches that have been built
TIMining SICT has a tool that allows you to manage different types of geometries based on the specific methodology of each mining company. You can use this tool to evaluate simple or double benches with their partial construction phases, ramps and decoupling berms
Yes, the software allows users to configure tolerance, weighting and compliance assessment metrics based on the company’s methodology
TIMining SICT has an interface that allows users to enter field mapping records. These are then stored in a database where you can also store photographic records of the field mappings.
TIMining SICT includes a suite of data analysis tools for generating simple 3D views and statistical graphs showing the geometrical and geotechnical results for each slope. Plus, it will also identify which elements will affect the geometrical (design) and geotechnical (mine safety) outcomes by managing cell and blasting attribute tools
Yes, TIMining SICT has an interface that allows users to monitor and monitor elements that affect slope outcomes
The software can be installed on the customer’s server, virtual machine or workstation but it must have access to the intranet in order to set up the customer-server connection
You can connect the device where you have installed SICT server up to an unlimited number of customer applications (monitor). You may be restricted, however, by server hardware and the customer-server connection bandwidth
TIMining SICT does not restrict or limit the amount of information that you can upload. This really depends on the storage capacity of the server hosting the software, which of course is determined by the customer
You can export the following from TIMining SICT:
• 3D Graphs and Figures in JPG or PNG
• Slope construction results in data tables.
• Data for conducting system calculations in CSV format.
• Cross section views of geometries created by the software in DXF format.
• Geolocated slope assessments in DXF format
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