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Miningzone, by Weatherzone Business, is the only weather tracking and alerting solution purpose-built for the resources sector.
As the climate shifts into unchartered territory, weather events could affect your mine with increasing force.
Miningzone is the proven and trusted turnkey solution –deployed at over 400 mines globally – offering you tailored forecasting and alerting systems to protect your valuable staff and assets.
Weatherzone’s integrated services are intuitive and user-friendly, providing you with the specific weather and blast data needed to gain a complete environmental picture.
You will have access to our lightning and severe weather tracking and alerts, EPA-approved blast dispersion modelling, thunderstorm tracking and high precision and site-specific forecasting, along with comprehensive reporting capacity.
Precise, market-leading data is delivered via multiple platforms including Weatherguard – our easy-to-use app – and can be fully integrated into your operational control or SCADA systems.
The tailored solution to drive your decisions.
Opticast™ nowcasting and 14-day outlook enables you to confidently manage critical activity windows, maximizing operation time.
Automated alerts of lightning strikes within proximity thresholds allow your site and operation personnel to take decisive action when required.
Our EPA-approved dispersion modelling gives a clear picture of blast outcomes out to 14 days to inform your planning.
Ensure your key work schedules are not impacted by severe weather events.
Opticast’s rapid update forecasting delivers high-precision weather insight in real-time and out to 7-14 days, supporting the efficiency of your mining operations. This enables your teams to identify optimal weather windows for critical project or shutdown campaigns.
Blast Dispersion Modelling gives you a scientific, visual understanding of blast events, expected trajectory and pollutant concentrations, allowing you to make informed decisions on when to blast.
Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network and Stormtracker systems provide unparalleled location accuracy. Detecting both intra-cloud (IC) and cloud-to-ground (CG) strikes, alerts are issued based on real-time detection within defined thresholds. This allows operation managers to make quick, confident weather risk decisions and inform staff of procedural action.
A major Australian gold mine recently trialled and upgraded to the extensive resources offered by Weatherzone Business.
The gold mine was previously using a single site lightning sensor but, following an incident that severely impacted operations, they questioned its reliability and accuracy.
The business chose to trial Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network in tandem with their existing sensor to compare the response.
As thunderstorms moved through the area, their original single site sensor triggered several “red alerts” and put the mine into a 2-hour shutdown.
By contrast Weatherzone’s network, which accurately detects adverse weather and lightning strike range, showed that the lightning was greater than 30km away and not within the “red alert” zone.
Post-event analysis proved that the single site sensor had been too sensitive, costing time and money. Weatherzone’s alerts were accurate and had the site been actively incorporating the Total Lightning Network for their operations that day, the two hours of mining shutdown would have been avoided.
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