HazardAvert® for Coal Mining
Inherent dangers of working with machinery underground:
- Restricted visibility
- Confined work spaces
- Hidden workers around corners or behind structures
- Workers interacting with numerous machines at once
- Difficulty determining travel speeds
- Visual obstructions such as equipment, ventilation curtains and/or barriers
HazardAvert ® for coal mining is an EMESRT Level 9 approved proximity detection system (PDS) designed to increase personnel safety and safety awareness while working in and around mobile machinery. It was developed to prevent machinery-to-person crushing and pinning type accidents in underground working environments.
The electromagnetic PDS detects when a person enters a “hazard zone” around operating machinery, or when machinery blindly approaches a person in its path. The system will automatically sound warning alarms to both the machine operator and the person-on-foot.
HazardAvert can also be optionally interfaced into the controls of the equipment to automatically intervene in an emergency and work to prevent or mitigate a potential accident.
The system generates electromagnetic marker zones around machinery using system Generators. One or multiple generators can be used on a single machine. Individuals each wear Personal Alarm Devices (PADs) which detect these zones. If potential danger is detected the system triggers warning alarms, or initiates autonomous slowing or stopping.
Multiple people and multiple machines in a working section will be detected at all times.
- Continuous Miners
- Shuttle Cars
- Roof Bolters
- Personnel and Equipment Carriers
- Ram Cars
- Continuous Haulage
- Fixed Conveyor
- Feeder Breakers