Case Study: How MonitorPro manages data streams in Kyrgyzstan gold mining.
This established organsiation has an expanding mining arm, producing various metals such as copper, gold, nickel, and zinc. Their diverse portfolio spans across North America, South America, Europe, Finland & New Guinea.
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About the company
At more than 12,000 ft. above sea level, a Kyrgyzstan gold mine is the second-highest gold mining operation in the world. It is an open-pit site located near the border with China in the Tian Shan Mountains. The mining operations conform to the highest standards of environmental management, and the protection of the local environment are of the utmost importance.
The mine began operation in 1997 and is the biggest single project in the country. Its output accounts for more than 1/3 of the national export of goods and services.
Responsible environmental management is an important factor for the company, the community, and the government – and to meet the required obligations, a strict environmental monitoring program was introduced at the mine site. This resulted in a substantial amount of monitoring data from multiple sources, such as field, laboratory, data loggers and consultants’ reports.
As their commitment to good international industry practice and their pledge to their stakeholders, the main parent organisation on the mine site considered that the management of the environmental data is a major issue, and needed to be addressed without hesitation.
EHS Data has an international reputation for developing and implementing high quality environmental data management systems to the mining sector, and in 2013, EHS Data began the impementation of MonitorPro into the Kyrgyzstan mine site.
Data Flexibility & Reporting
The system needed to manage multiple data streams, including water, sewage and effluent treatment plants, tailings management facility, groundwater and surface water monitoring, air quality, acid rock drainage analysis, waste generation and other data collected for annual environmental and sustainability reports.
It was important to the mine to be able to analyse and interrogate data quickly and accurately, and report on compliance against environmental standards.
It was essential that the system produce reports in both English and Russion ( Cyrillic alphabet ). MonitorPro can be translated upto 100 languages
To minimise the risk of human error and ensure quality control of data, automate of the data collection process was a key factor. This included capturing field data using PDA compatible templates and automatic import for on-site weather station data, various data loggers and external laboratory reports.
After reviewing the requirements and the options available, EHS Data’s MonitorPro Enterprise suite was selected. This contains comprehensive desktop, easy to use and multi-lingual browser interface, PDA field collection applications, and a multitude of central automation engines