Mining, Quarry and Stockpile operations are inherently dangerous environments. Operations involve a great deal of planning and logistics. The mining, removal, stockpiling and shipping of bulk aggregates centers around volumes. Volumes of overburden, spoil, stockpiles are vital to planning and operations.
Accurately and safely calculating the volume of raw materials is “money in the bank”. For example; coal stockpiles are an asset and serve as collateral for the owner.
Traditional methods of calculating stockpile volumes is a labor intensive effort requiring many measurements and a lot of estimating. Results are a calculated “best guess.” Many a heated battle has been fought over stockpile calculations and storage.
SANE utilizes 3D Laser Scanning to accurately calculate volumes.
Laser scanning captures millions of highly accurate measurements in a matter of minutes form a safe distance. Our target-less registration technology and workflows allow for the rapid capture of entire stockpiles in 3D. The resulting point cloud can be imported into a CAD system to accurately calculate the volume and generate a report. Monthly or quarterly surveys help track volumes and minimize disputes.
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