Mining Haul Road Design & SafetyMany mining operations are tasked with finding the delicate balance between dust suppression and mine road safety. Dust suppression often results in conditions that are too slippery and can cause damage to staff and expensive operations equipment. The Vericom VC4000 MSI is used to correlate road friction to the proper application of dust suppression products. With Vericom, mine operators can maximize productivity with a haul road design process that improves haul truck productivity and safety.
In Australia, several mines use the Vericom VC4000 MSI as the tool to analyze road friction an ensure peak road safety within the mine operation. These mines have optimized watering and dust control procedures as a result of the Vericom analysis. The mine has improved operational efficiency and productivity with frequent friction testing. In addition, the mines have reduced their dust suppression costs with the testing and knowledge gained from the Vericom VC4000 MSI.