Safeguarding the environment with the mining industry and government
The Acoem Integro™ Lidar Network has been used by Australian mining industry and government bodies, including the Western Australian Department of Environmental Regulations. Following extensive trials of the technology by industry and regulators since 2014, Integro™ Lidar Network campaigns have been launched across Australia.
Public websites displaying real-time data captured by the Integro™ Lidar Network were created by Acoem Australasia, giving industry and publics alike the chance to monitor dust emissions in their area. Using the Integro™ Lidar Network, Acoem Australasia can pinpoint the exact source of emissions. For the first time, this level of data granularity means that users can identify one or more emission sources, whether that is an individual ship loader, conveyor belt or stockpile.
In the news
In February 2017, Port Hedland in Western Australia received media attention for its use of the Acoem Integro™ Lidar Network, amid plans of the potential expansion of the Port operations in Western Australia. At the time, the expansion had been paused, pending further investigation of dust levels generated by iron ore exporters in Port Hedland.
The data collected by the Integro™ Lidar Network in Western Australia will be used along with other monitoring data in any future decisions regarding expansion at the port. The data will also assist mining companies operating at the port to review their dust management and control measures whilst increasing their efficiencies.
With the Integro™ Lidar Network, Acoem Australasia is pioneering the way governments and industries around the world can monitor and track dust emissions. It is also paving the way for preventative outcomes that will improve air quality. Following the success of the Integro™ Lidar campaigns in Western Australia, the Integro™ Lidar Network will be used by the WA Department of Environmental Regulations for similar projects throughout the state in the years to come.
The Acoem Lidar technology for use in dust measurement and control has been recognised internationally, with a number of government authorities and mining companies from China, Taiwan and the United States now evaluating and investing in this technology.