Road Conditioning Monitoring

Dust-A-Side’s revolutionary DASMetrics software

DASMetrics is a road conditioning reporting software which helps mines to achieve long-term haul road optimisation as well as reduce the costs of 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.


Key features delivered by DASMetrics
  • A method for auditing and surveying road defects quantitatively as a roughness defect score to be translated into effective rolling resistance
  • The ability to identify localised road defects and classify defects in terms of type, size and extent (to determine cost impacts on road use)
  • The ability to assess the impact on productivity and operational cost when the defects are combined to determine the maintenance strategy
  • Automatic and/or user friendly maintenance workflow management systems and processes
  • Quantitative information such as productivity and operational costs and safety and environmental issues


  • Mining
  • Gas
  • Ports
  • Rail
  • Quarries
  • Civil
  • Infrastructure/engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Transport

Key benefits

  • Faster cycle times
  • Improved vehicle components & tyre life
  • Reduced water consumption
  • Improved productivity
  • Safer operations 
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduced fuel consumption 
  • Emissions reductions

How does DASMetrics work?

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.

Dust-A-Side packages

We’re flexible with how we deliver our services and products. Choose the right delivery package that best fits your scope of work and how your site operates. 

Full Service

In addition to having a full time project supervisor on site, Dust-A-Side can also supply clients with required assets and personnel such as trucks, water carts, graders, suppression equipment and operators. Telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting are available with a Full Service package.

Managed Service

A full time project supervisor from Dust-A-Side will attend site to oversee the delivery and implementation of all dust control solutions, utilising the clients existing assets (e.g. water carts). The project supervisor will provide further support through telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting in order to help clients achieve the most efficient and cost effective outcomes possible

Remote Supervision

One of our project supervisors can visit your site at agreed upon times in order to provide telemetry, consulting and reporting. We’ll evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions and products we’ve provided and make recommendations to improve efficiency.

Supply Only

Binder products can be supplied in bulk or via intermediate bulk containers. Dust-A-Side will advise clients on how much of the product to apply and how often. Clients then apply the products using their own equipment.


Dust control equipment such as fog cannons can be rented as required and clients can manage the operation of the equipment.

Product range

We are proud to present an array of practical and innovative solutions.

Backed by Experience

With decades of research and refinement to rely on, Dust-A-Side Australia has everything it takes to provide quantifiable results on every level.

Innovative Formulations

Our binder products include bitumen and polymer based emulsions, as well as organic binders, surfactant technologies and a range of blended products.

Committed to Sustainability

Our goal is to achieve Zero Harm and enhance environmental sustainability. Dust-A-Side binders are biodegradable and help to lower water consumption.

Continued Support

Our technical team will always be on hand to help ensure the success of your dust control strategy.

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