A successful Soft Sensor design for Vale operation in Canada (2021)
Minevest, with the support of Vale’s innovation team and Norcat team, studied this Step-1 proof of concept as a trend change to the existing underground water management and monitoring at Vale underground mine operation at Garson Mine. This proposed design is an extension of the efforts completed by Minevest to develop potential solutions for improving underground mine water monitoring system at Vale underground mines.
The review also identified several opportunities to improve methods that are currently used to monitor the existing underground water system, when integrated as part of Water Management Program (WMP) could provide additional controlling option to manage the risks related to water hazards.
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Vale SA is a Brazilian multinational corporation engaged in metals and mining with operations worldwide. The company is the largest producer of iron ore and Nickel in the world. Annually, its Canadian operation in Sudbury, Ontario, produces almost 65,000 metric tons of Nickel. Vale’s facilities in Northern Ontario have five mines, a mill, a smelter, and a refinery. It is one of the largest integrated mining complexes in the world.