Case Study: MonitorPro

Drakelands Open Cast Mine

Drakelands Open Cast Mine Site – WIKI Images

About the company

Incorporated in September 2006, this Australian speciality metals & mineral mining company owns and runs a major mine site located in the South West of the United Kingdom near Plymouth. The company specialises in the metals exploration and development of Tungsten and Tin.

The Business Challenge

To assist in gaining the necessary permits to construct and operate the UK mine operation near Plymouth, UK, the mineral mining company had been collecting baseline data at the site location since 2010. By the time mine construction commenced in February 2014, the baseline data had grown into a significant dataset, largely through the addition of numerous data loggers to monitor any increase in particulates and noise associated with the construction activities. 

Knowing that this volume of data would only continue to increase as construction ramped up and the site moved into production, the company decided to implement a MonitorPro data management system at this early opportunity.

The System

The speciality metals & mineral mining company purchased a single-user system, comprising one license of MonitorPro, plus the database and server components. Due to the high latency internet connection on-site, these components were all placed on a single PC which was built by EHS Data and installed on-site complete with database and software. Due to the scalability of MonitorPro systems, it will be very easy for the database to be transferred to a server and additional components of MonitorPro to be added as required over time

Why MonitorPro?

MonitorPro Desktop Screen

The Australian based company knew that MonitorPro was the most appropriate data management system for them, through the past experiences of their Environment Manager, Barnaby Hudson. Barnaby first encountered MonitorPro at Barrick Gold’s Kanowna Belle mine in Western Australia. He later used MonitorPro while at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mine, the largest Open-Pit gold mine in Australia. When the need for a system arose, MonitorPro was the obvious choice.

The Implementation

A database framework and existing data were provided to EHS Data by third party consultants. The database was built and data transferred at EHS Data’s office in Newark-On-Trent, England, comprising over 1 million records. An implementation visit was then carried out, during which the PC containing MonitorPro installed on site and introductory training undertaken. EHS Data also liaised with the main laboratory used, who already supplied numerous customers with data ready for import to MonitorPro. Going forwards, pre-process scripts will be created to allow for the automated import of data from the various data loggers in use now and for the future.

Business Benefits

1. Automation

With MonitorPro, reporting is automated as far as possible, improving accuracy and reducing the burden on the team, so they can spend their time managing environmental impact instead of reporting on it.

2. A scalable solution

A complete scalable solution that ensures  all the functionality you need, without having to invest in features you don’t need. Grows when you want it to grow.

3. Maximising data visibility

Especially important when working across multiple sites.

4. Easy to use

Plan, manage and report strategic data easily and effortlessy with a compelling and interactive grpahical interface.

Conclusion

The metals & mineral mining company now have a simple, easy to use data management system in place, which will be scalable as their data increases in both volume and complexity over the coming years. For more information about MonitorPro, please contact the EHS Data team at enquiries@ehsdata.com.

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About EHS Data

EHS Data is a world leading UK based software company providing Environmental Data Management Solutions to over 1,000 sites in 40 countries worldwide. For over 20 years, our versatile software solution, MonitorPro, has helped organisations save time, improve planning, quality control, site analysis and reporting to manage environmental obligations and sustainability. MonitorPro is the first EHS Software solution to receive an MCERTS accreditation from the Environmental Agency. In 2020, EHS Data announced their pledge to become a carbon negative organisation.

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