Haul road condition monitoring and reporting software

As many mines have experienced first hand, a poorly designed haul road will ultimately lead to premature failure, resulting in exorbitant maintenance and operational costs.

Furthermore, when building or repairing roads, the impact of short-term decisions upon the long-term operating costs are often rarely captured or understood.

To help mine operators maximise the long term value of haul roads, Dust-A-Side have developed a revolutionary haul road condition monitoring and reporting software system called DASMetrics.

DASMetrics actively allows mines to achieve long-term haul road optimisation as well as reduce the costs of haul road ownership.

The software has been developed in conjunction with industry-leading experts who specialise in enhancing mine productivity. It incorporates a scientific auditing process designed to ensure the continuous improvement of haul road quality as well as reduce the total cost of road ownership.

Using state of the art technology, the system remotely monitors, captures and reports on defects found on haul roads. Customised for each mine site, it utilises smart camera technology fitted to light vehicles or mobile equipment to automatically scan and capture road defects. A real time web based dashboard then allows users access to haul road conditions and reporting data at the push of a button.

The report shows a clear picture of the state of every haul road throughout a mine site. Management can then use the system to assign repair tasks to workers.

The real power of DASMetrics is derived from the algorithms built into the system that quantify the true value of the haul road conditions observed. By reporting upon the real impact that haul roads in poor condition are having upon the likes of fuel, tyres and productivity, it means that mines are able to make more informed decisions about how best to enhance their operation.

Key benefits of using DASMetrics

  • Increased efficiency of maintenance
  • Faster haul road cycle times
  • Reduced water and fuel consumption
  • Improved vehicle component life
  • Reduced maintenance and ownership costs
  • Increased productivity

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Dust-A-Side are one of the largest providers of haul road and dust control management solutions to the mining industry in the world.

Today, we operate at over 70 mine sites across four continents, employ nearly 900 personnel and leverage off our dynamic global parent company, Colas. As such, we are uniquely placed to provide a holistic approach to haul road management.

For more information about DASMetrics and our road management services, simply click here to get in touch with our expert team.

A full range of proven solutions

With well over 30 years of global research and refinement to rely on, Dust-A-Side has everything it takes – the experience, the personnel and in particular the products – to provide quantifiable results on every level.

Dust-A-Side have a complete range of dust suppression products to provide the most operationally and cost effective solution across any operation.

They can be used – effectively and economically – in a wide range of applications such as semi-permanent roads, temporary roads, underground work areas, laydown facilities, exposed areas, stockpile/ embankment areas, veneering and construction areas.

Our products include bitumen and polymer based emulsions, as well as organic binders, surfactant technologies and a range of blended products. Each product is designed and developed to perform a specific task and can be applied in different ways to achieve your desired outcomes.

For more information about any of our proven products, simply call us on 1800 662 387.

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