When macro structural movements are detected in Decipher’s Earth Observations and InSAR modules, mines can deploy IoT-LiDARs rapidly to conduct automated, detailed and near real-time inspections of structural movements at a micro level. The deployment of IoT-LIDARs eliminates the need for regular visual inspections of high hazard areas by mining personnel.

Decipher - Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) - IoT LiDAR
Decipher’s Earth Observations and InSAR modules provide a macro view of possible areas for concern. Used together with the IoT LiDAR module, units can be deployed to help visualise, understand and monitor the micro level issues facing tailings storage facilities. Integrating with the Edge compute LiDAR IoT devices, Decipher enables you to easily visualise the data on the map in 3D, and can be used to monitor the tailings embankments (including vegetated embankments), rehabilitation and closure, stockpiles and excavation in more naturalized, near real-time manner. Observed conditions can then be quickly and easily converted to actions which are assigned to specific employees or contractors to investigate or remediate by specific dates.

For most modern mining operations, unplanned structural movements are generally classed as High Potential Incidents, which require inspections, reporting and investigation. This often involves sending mine personnel into potentially hazardous areas to collect anecdotal observations and document observations in the form of a written report.

IoT LiDAR provides a faster, safer and cost effective way to put possible areas of concern under continuous monitoring and to provide objective, accurate and actionable data on structural movements. Each IoT LIDAR can monitor approximately 2000m2 of exposed ground and can be combined into multi-unit arrays to monitor larger areas. Typically, a specific concerned area will need to use 5 to 20 IoT LiDARs to monitor.

Where areas of concern are concealed by ground cover (e.g. vegetation or snow), specially designed monitoring instruments will be deployed to enable IoT LiDARs to monitor structure movements. Working with GlassTerra’s affordable, simple, connected, scalable, cyber secure IOT LIDAR units, Decipher’s IoT LiDAR module helps our users visualise and measure terrain changes such as structural changes of tailings dams in real-time. Armed with this information, our users can then conduct prompt reporting, investigation and mitigation of High Potential Incidents which can enhance safety, and improve the protection of the environment and stakeholders.

Real-time monitoring
Enabling technicians, auditors, and engineers to monitor the structural integrity of tailings, rehabilitation and closure, stockpiles and excavation in real-time
Single source of truth
Decipher brings together a variety of site data in the one central location
Visualise data
Easily visualise your GIS and operational data on the map
Built in alerts
Operate with increased confidence knowing data is being collected and monitored with built in alerts where a potential hazard or breach is detected
Demonstrate compliance
Comply with corporate and industry requirements and requests, and demonstrate compliance with visual evidence and metrics
Increase safety
Enhance the safety of personnel with reduced travel to site and less exposure to risk
Stakeholders and environment
Manage risk and improve the protection of the environment and stakeholders

Key features of our IoT LiDAR module

Connect your IoT devices safely and securely to Decipher through a data integration solution which works for your company
Access reliable, real-time data
Receive live alerts and exceedances
Ability to define aggregations of datasets to insert into Decipher amongst other monitoring data (e.g. annual compliance data)
Integrate with any historian or device where an external API is available