The Asia Miner

JUL-SEP 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 3 53 PRODUCT NEWS Tenova, a Techint Group company specialised in innovaঞve soluঞons for the metals and mining industries, was recently awarded an EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) Consteel ® Evoluঞon by Sichuan Guanghan Desheng Iron & Steel, in Sichuan Province, China. This contract represents the 14 th state-of-the-art EAF Consteel ® Evoluঞon project in China, in the last eighteen months. The shi[ from BF-BOF (integral steelmaking) plants towards EAF technology, sustained by the reforms of the Chinese government, has led to the demand for advanced equipment and technologies that increase producঞon and provide environmentally friendly soluঞons. Tenova EAF Consteel ® Evoluঞon offers high quality standards as well as a more environmentally friendly approach to producঞon compared to tradiঞonal steelmaking methods. With more than seventy-five references worldwide, Tenova EAF Consteel ® is considered the best available proven technology in terms of balance/mix between innovaঞon, reliability and sustainability. Safety and increased producঞvity are enhanced by tailor made soluঞons in addiঞon to Tenova standard technologies. Chinese steel makers are paying more and more aenঞon to these topics in order to stabilizing producঞvity and quality. "Once again our technologies were recognized by the client with whom, from the first technical discussion, the co- operaঞon was fruiul and saঞsfying", stated Mario Marcozzi, Sales Director in Tenova Metals. "Our previous reference pays a fundamental role in building this environment of trust. This is in line with Tenova's top priority: to be a reliable partner and to always improve our service." Tenova contracted for 14th EAF Consteel ® Evolution in China Rocscience and GroundProbe have launched a deep collaboraঞon between their industry-leading so[ware systems, to provide greater value to the global geotechnical community. As part of Rocscience's new release of their slope stability programmes, Slide3 and RS3, deformaঞon output from any of GroundProbe's Slope Stability Radars or lasers systems can be imported into the programmes. This data can then be automaঞcally visualised with the geotechnical model, inclusive of Factor of Safety heatmaps and Probability of Failure models. Users of GroundProbe's SSR Viewer so[ware will be able to import Slide3's 3D failure model as a layer, allowing the model to be overlayed with real-ঞme deformaঞon data, in addiঞon with the Factor of Safety maps. "This is an innovaঞve step and industry first, with the exchange of data being two-ways between the systems," said Lachlan Campbell, GroundProbe's VP Markeঞng and Innovaঞon. "Having the data flowing two-ways between a geotechnical modelling package and a geotechnical monitoring package means engineers can perform a deep-dive analysis in either so[ware. "A user could verify their geotechnical model assumpঞons with the radar data overlaid in Slide3, whilst another could be using the geotechnical model in a real-ঞme monitoring system to see the spaঞal changes in deformaঞon over ঞme." As announced by Rocscience, the partnership between GroundProbe and themselves will benefit both companies as well as the wider geotechnical engineer community by allowing for the readily accessible exchange of data between so[ware plaorms. Rocscience went on to state that the collaboraঞon between companies and so[ware systems will enable geotechnical engineers to analyse and solve problems more effecঞvely by allowing for the direct comparison of modelling and monitoring data on a single display. Slide3, their 3D geotechnical modelling package (formerly "Slide³") was first introduced in 2017. The Slide3 plaorm allows geotechnical engineers to calculate the factor of safety of complex 3D slope stability geometries that 2D models cannot fully simulate. It also allows for the modelling of advanced geometries like landslides, MSE walls, slopes supported by soil nails, and more. With Slide3, users can calculate failures in any direcঞon without the need for defining the direcঞon in advance, increasing efficiency in modelling and analysis. SSR-Viewer is the common so[ware across all GroundProbe monitoring soluঞons. It processes the complex data that our systems collect and makes it easily understood, allowing its users to view movement, understand when it becomes a problem and predict the ঞme of failure. The partnership between the two companies, and the integraঞon between their so[ware packages, gives geotechnical engineers around the globe the most sophisঞcated of slope stability analysis tools. Rocscience and GroundProbe launch two-way software integration

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