Mining & Minerals 

Offering safe and dependable solutions to Mining operations working in challenging conditions above and below ground!

Mining and mineral operations are performing under challenging conditions often characterised as isolated, high-pressure, 24-hour, potentially hazardous, and large scale. Considering such factors, it is imperative risks are managed and control processes are implemented to ensure no breakdowns, loss in production and targets being missed.

Another important issue for mining and mineral operations is the adoption of new technologies and innovations which allow for the removal of manual and outdated processes, and the introduction of more efficient systems and modes of operations.

With experience in the mining and mineral industry for over 35 years, Triple i have the integrated solutions that deliver a measurable advantage. Our expertise in automation and control processes, ensures you will have the correct strategies and processes which are fit-for-purpose and can aid in your operation’s digital transformation journey.

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WHAT TRIPLE I OFFER YOUR MINING & MINERAL  OPERATIONS?

At Triple I, we understand that success in mining depends on reducing ongoing costs of exploration while continuing to deliver high quality products. Our safe and dependable automated and control solutions provide a measurable advantage through the provision of opportunities to maximise output, optimise production, guarantee quality and secure safety.

We have the specialised personnel who have the experience and application knowledge required to ensure your mining operations have access to the integrated solutions when and where they need it, such as:

  • Process automation engineers for control and safety systems
  • Electricians for installation and maintenance.
  • Instrument technicians for calibrations.
  • Mechanical fitters to fabricate, install and maintain the various plant equipment around the site.

      Triple I’s integrated solutions provide fit-for-purpose services and systems with consideration to your complex mining challenges throughout each stage of the mining production process including exploration, extraction, processing, and refining.  Involving both above and below ground mines, we have the knowledge and technical skills to help those which mine coal, gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, limestone and more. 

      Triple i provides Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) solutions for the quarrying and mining industry. Our smarter and safer operations encompass civil works, plant construction, mechanical works, engineering services and industrial processing and plant automation.

      We have practice in supporting complex mining operations, measuring, monitoring, and controlling equipment such as:

      • SAG and ball mills
      • Crushers and screens
      • Floatation cells, thickeners, and clarifiers
      • Coal Handling and Preparation Plants (CHPP)
      • Sampling systems
      • Conveyors, hoppers, and stockpiles

      Underground and Longwall Mining

      In underground mines, such as coal mines, where explosive gasses are released, we have developed techniques to ensuring the safety and optimisation of the mine. This includes:

      • Forcing ventilation air through the mine to remove hazardous gas such as methane.
      • Using special explosion and flame proof housings to contain electronic and electrical equipment needed to operate and control machinery.
      • Monitoring gas levels, such as methane, with analysers and installing alerts.
      • Increasing the use of automation to reduce staff access in dangerous operational areas.
      • Monitor the operation remotely from a safe area, such as the surface.

      LONG WALL MINING AND ARDI-VE 

      Triple i are exclusive systems integrators for ARDI-VE (Asset Relationship and Data Integrator – Virtual Environments) within longwall mining applications.

      ARDI allows you to view your longwall from any vantage point. Not just in terms of where your camera is, but you can view any data points you like across the wall, from any point in time.

      Review live and historical data regarding your longwall’s overall performance, zoom in on assets, measure, and monitor processes and more – all with the help of 3D.

      With Triple i and ARDI, we can facilitate your longwalls digital transformation, providing operation efficiencies, improve production outputs and secure safety on site. Plus, there is no more mining in the dark!

      Surface and Open cut Mining

      For surface and open cut mining operations, the scale and size of the processes and equipment bring challenges for which we have proven to become specialist in and aid with:

      • Facilitating communication with equipment over large distances.
      • The safe tracking of assets and personnel.
      • Minimising exposure to elements.
      • Reducing damage of equipment due to collisions with heavy machinery.
      • Dust suppression and monitoring systems.

      Why choose Triple i as your Solutions Partner?

      Triple i provide Mining and Mineral operations with automation and control solutions which are fit-for-purpose. We do not look at what could be sold, rather we recommend what is best suited to solve an issue or problem. Our customer centric approach means you will have a dedicated site supervisor or project manager who is responsible for intercompany communication and the efficient delivery of the project. As a team, we can:

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      Integrated Solutions

      Minimise the number of contractors and streamline processes with our Integrated Solutions for your process automation and control needs.

      Reduce Costs

      Saving time on tasks reduces your costs, particularly when it comes to breakdowns and implementing manual tasks.

      Streamline Staff Training

      We provide training and support for all new systems, equipment and processes installed. We also streamline existing training systems with the implementation of innovative training tools using interactive photography and virtual environments.

      Improve Safety & Risk Management

      Be assured your staff work safely and in compliance with current legislation. Significantly reduce any risk of harm by minimising staff time in hazardous areas such as time underground.

      Safeguard Quality Assurance

      Be assured the standard of outputs is kept to a high standard with implemented control and measure procedures, along with ongoing monitoring throughout the projects processes.

      Optimise Production & Maximise Output

      Focus efforts on improving production output. Save time on tasks and maximise performance with the correct equipment, predictive maintenance schedules and extensive support.  

      Reduce Downtime

      Access to more information and predictive maintenance activities, means your operations are more reliable, reducing breakdowns.  

      Deliver 24/7 breakdown Support

      Our team can provide onsite and remote support depending on the type of breakdown or fault. With the move to IIoT technologies, remote fault resolution is being adopted leading to quicker troubleshooting techniques, shorter downtime, and reduced costs.

      Improve Asset Management

      Using our in-house asset management tool AIMS (Asset Information Management System), our team is armed with the vital information needed to keep track of your assets while optimising your operations.

      Deliver Industry Expertise

      From coal mining to limestone, from open-cut to longwall, our team has the knowledge and skill to ensure our solutions suit your operations regardless of the type of mining operations.

      TRIPLE I MINING & MINERALs industry CAPABILITIES

      At Triple i we understand all aspects of mining, whether above or below ground, the type of mineral being mined, or the challenges staff face. Our expertise in automation and control systems, processes, equipment, and assets mean you will be delivered fit-for-purpose solutions.

      With digital transformation of the mining sector, we have found new ways to increase production rates, reduce costs per output, and maximise lifespans of mining sites. At the forefront of mining technologies in automation and control we can help with major physical infrastructure improvements, provide exceptional monitoring systems, and safeguard teams from hazardous environments, offering a measurable advantage.

      Our capabilities for the mining and mineral industry include, but not limiting to: 

      Mining System Solutions
      • Conveyor systems
      • Mine water management
      • Underground equipment monitoring; longwall mining solutions
      • Mobile control rooms
      • Ship loading systems
      • Pipeline control systems
      • Bore management and water processing
      • Crushing and thickening control solutions
      • Material handling control
      Mining & Mineral equipment

      Recommendation, supply, installation, measuring, monitoring, and controlling of equipment including:

      • SAG and ball mills
      • Crushers and screens
      • Floatation cells, thickeners, and clarifiers
      • Coal Handling and Preparation Plants (CHPP)
      • Sampling systems
      • Conveyors, hoppers, and stockpiles
      Underground & longwall Mining operations
      • Ventilation systems
      • Hazard control systems and housing for explosive and flame protection
      • Hazard monitoring and alert systems i.e., gas detection
      • Automated processes
      • IIOT solutions – remote access, control and troubleshooting processes
      Surface and Open Cut Mining
      • Wide range Industrial communication networks
      • Asset and personnel tracking
      • Hazard identification procedures and alert systems
      • Standard operating procedures, training and support for equipment use
      • Dust suppression and monitoring systems
      Fit-for-purpose Automation & Control
      • Automation and process control engineering to enhance the safety, efficiency, and quality of operations.
      • Design, manufacturing, and installation of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control System (DCS) and Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) solutions.
      • Control system upgrades / migrations.
      • Industrial communication network (including wireless) design and installation.
      • Asset visualisation and optimisation solutions using the Asset Relationship and Data Integrator (ARDI) system.
      • Electrical design, manufacturing, and installation (including variable speed drives).
      • Mechanical fabrication and construction.
      Sales Solutions
      • Process instrumentation for various applications (flow, level, pressure, temperature, analysis, etc.)
      • Specification, supply, and delivery of:
      • Control system hardware, instrumentation, sensors, and actuators.
      • Automated hardware and software.
      • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) solutions.
      • Pre-engineered / configured equipment.
      Safety Management
      • Hazardous area design / engineering including Electrical Equipment Hazardous Area (EEHA); checks and compliance audits.
      • Machine safety control system design, build, and installation.
      • Functional safety assessments / compliance audits.
      • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments to IEC61508/61511, Control Systems Hazard and Operability (HAZOP/CHAZOP) studies.
      • Safety Instrumented System (SIS) lifecycle.
      • Material handling control / storage facility systems.
      Project Management
      • Complete project lifecycle benefits and support for new projects to upgrades.
      • Process improvement consultation / reviews.
      • Upgrades / shutdown management.
      • Sustainability reviews / audits.
      • Resource monitoring / waste reduction.
      • Cost reduction / margin management.
      • Quality assurance and management; product traceability / quality tracking systems.
      Service & Support
      • 24 / 7 / 365 service and support.
      • Onsite and remote support.
      • Inhouse Asset Information Management System (AIMS).
      • Preventative routine maintenance programs.
      • Instrument calibration and management.
      • Advanced technology training.

      GET STARTED!

      With the latest technologies and innovations in automation and control, we can maximise output, assure quality and safeguard safety – giving you an advantage!

      For more information call us today.

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