The XV International Mine Surveying Congress will feature a presentation by representatives from DMT GmbH & Co. KG.
DMT’s presentation will cover measuring methods and instruments, deposit management and mine closure/ abandoned mining with a special focus on their innovative laser scanning systems, designed specifically for the demanding nature of the mining industry.
Laser scanning is considered an effective and economical method to solve many standard tasks in the field of industrial metrology; however, the absence of viable, effective solutions for specifically dealing with difficult environmental conditions creates challenges.
Norbert Benecke, mine surveyor at DMT explained that based on their vast experience in the mining industry, infrastructure projects, and various areas of industrial metrology, the company was able to further develop and customise their laser scanners, allowing even critical areas to now be surveyed three-dimensionally with high accuracy and speed.
DMT’s explosion-proof equipment complies with the EU ATEX directive for potentially explosive atmospheres. The information obtained is used, for example, to help identify possible hazards in mine shafts and provide critical data for reducing risk exposure, which leads to savings in terms of safeguarding and refurbishment. A special-purpose scanner with an extremely small diameter is ideal for documenting inaccessible cavities through narrow boreholes.
DMT’s new laser scanning systems are already being utilised successfully in various projects including surveying cavities in abandoned mines, caverns or bunkers, kinematic shaft surveying and other areas of industrial metrology.
DMT will also be presenting results from its research into ground motion monitoring as part of a project workshop.
The International Society for Mine Surveying (ISM) is hosting the Congress in Aachen from 16 to 20 September 2013 in cooperation with the Deutscher Markscheider-Verein e.V. DMV (German Association of Mine Surveyors) and expects around 500 international experts as well executives from the international mining and natural resources industries to attend.