Short Interval Control

This project is a partnership between GMG and CMIC

The Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations was published in June 2019. The next step is to devlop a bank of case studies to demonstrate and share lessons learned.

Description

Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in which data from mining processes are periodically reviewed and action is taken in response to them. This guideline provides a roadmap to increase the speed and likelihood of success during SIC implementation while avoiding common pitfalls. Specifically, the publication presents

  • A conceptual model of what SIC could look like that includes an operational framework
  • Detailed workflows
  • An outline of data enablement at various levels of maturity

Business Case

In recent years, several high-profile underground mine operations have seen impressive results from implementing SIC, and many more are looking to do so. One challenge in implementing SIC is tailoring it to the operation at hand because underground mining conditions can be unpredictable, but the guideline offers mining stakeholders a base of knowledge of how it can be applied.

Ultimately, the successful implementation of SIC will allow for better planning, quicker decisions, increased production, and lower costs.

 

Participating Companies

ABB, Accenture, Acorn, Alex Atkins & Associates, Alpha Technologies, Apex Automation, AVEVA, Barrick Gold, BBA, BHP, Boliden, Business Sweden, Camborne School of Mines, Canadian Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), Camiro, CEMI, Centric Mining Systems, Commercialize Pty Ltd, Commit Works, CORFO, Dassault Systemes, Datamine, Deloitte, Desert Falcon Consulting, Deswik, ECM Networks, EOD Consulting, Epiroc, Ericsson, Fellows Mining & Digital Solutions Inc., Flow Partners, Fluidmesh Networks, Freeport-McMoRan, Glencore, Global IO, Gold Fields, Gription, Hatch, Hexagon Mining, Hindalco, IBM, iHandover, JG & Co. Management Consulting, JVA, Komatsu, KPMG, Lac Des Iles Mine Ltd., Lundin Mining, Laurence Huf (consultant), MacLean Engineering, Maestro Digital Mine, Max Nodwell (consultant), Micromine, Mine Connector, Mine Site Technologies, MineRP, Minetec, Mobilaris, MST Global, Newmont, Newtrax, North American Palladium (NAP), Northern Light Technologies, Northern Star Resources Limited, Orbcomm Inc. PACE, PA Spatial, Prontoforms, Proudfoot Consulting, PT Uku Tech Indonesia, QVARTZ, Rockwell Automation, RPM Global, Sandvik, Scania, Schneider Electric, SDMT, Sentian, Siemens, Sitech, SKF, Strategy Focused Innovation, Symbiotic Innovations, Technical University of Madrid, Teck, Terrative Digital Solutions, Thiess, Titan Mining Corp, TKM Consulting Inc., University of Queensland, Vale, Volvo, West Arm Consulting Group, and Wipro Consulting.

Project Updates

Publication: Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations

06/06/2019

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations. Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in which data from mining processes are periodically reviewed and action is taken in response to them. Read more...

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