Meaningful monitoring of Tailings Storage Facilities
The mission to make meaning in mining data
We are a team of geotechnical engineers integrating soils laboratory element testing, numerical modelling, and centrifuge testing with real-life monitoring data to provide meaningful monitoring solutions to the mining industry. We are based at the University of Western Australia in the School of Engineering. With the financial support and technological help from a range of monitoring technologies specialists, we bridge the knowledge gap between monitoring measurements and the meaningful interpretation of the data.
We are evaluating a range of monitoring technologies and their suitability for application to providing advance warning of potential TSFs instabilities. The outcomes of this project provide meaningful insight into appropriately selected instrumentation that measure meaningful parameters. These measurements will act as trigger warnings for detecting the potential onset of failures that may be prevented.