Zinifex's Rosebery Mine in Tasmania, Australia has ordered a PED System to provide emergency warning and general paging for all its underground operators.
Rosebery engineers studied a range of communication technologies to meet their requirements before choosing PED. The mine has an existing leaky feeder system that provides good two-way communication to the main travel roads in the mine, but with large areas of the mine out of radio range management wanted to ensure all personnel were contactable in case of an emergency.
The combination of PED with a leaky feeder radio, and/or a telephone system is a typical overall communications system that many mines have implemented as a solution for the general day to day management of the mine, and for emergency preparedness and warning.
The PED System will consist of:
- 200 Integrated Communication Cap Lamps (ICCL) with PED Pager Receivers
- 1 PED Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) Headend
- 6,000 m (19,700 ft) antenna to provide coverage to all mining areas
The PED System is available from Mine Site Technologies.