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Adaptive Artificial Intelligence for Underground Coal Mining

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Using adaptive artificial intelligence to read data from remote sensing stations in underground coal mines.

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Adaptive Artificial Intelligence for Underground Coal Mining

  1. 1. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick FactsSynfluent Technical BriefSentri System for Underground Mining Adaptive Artificial Intelligence for Underground Coal Mining tm Synfluent TM TM Increase Understanding CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  2. 2. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Adaptive Artificial Intelligence for Underground Coal MiningIncreasing understanding andsafety in your mine is ourobjective. Complexity in underground coal mines is steadily increasing. The scope of regulatory compliance has broadened to affect more of the daily operations of the mine. Understanding the state of ventilation, roof control, haulage and production systems is critical to insuring safe operations. Sentri™ Systems are designed to provide a new vista of information and control for your mining operations. Todays underground coal mines are managing Synfluent is offering its Sentri™ System as a larger non-producing areas than ever before. technical solution which can: These areas which once could be sealed after • collect data from remote sensors mining now require continuous support for safety, regulatory compliance and operational • apply adaptive artificial intelligence for early detection of potential problems efficiencies. Some potential remote data sources are: Equipment installed in remote bleeder areas drainage pumps; ventilation data; roof must be reliable and accessible to support mechanics and gas components, to name a few. ventilation and drainage control programs. Increased understanding and safety in your mine Understanding the status of remote equipment is our objective. has been limited to regularly scheduled physical inspection. Your safety is our objective. CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  3. 3. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Adaptive Artificial Intelligence for Underground Coal MiningAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal Mining The mechanization of underground mining which The Sentri™ solution is a two phase approach toPredicting Unusual Conditions from began over one hundred years ago shows no remote sensing.Remote Sensor Data sign of slowing down. First, we create remote sensing stationsFigure: Sentri Searches for New technologies allow us to increase the throughout the mine by integrating our sensorAnomalies scope of longwall panels to sizes that were hardware into SmartCribs™ built using the hardly imaginable a generation ago. proprietary Williamstown Mining ServicesFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Block PolyBlock™ crib components. Mine design has evolved to accommodate ventilation and gas management from Second, the data from the remote sensingFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Station increasingly large gob areas, some of which are stations is processed using proprietary adaptive remote from active mining locations. Information artificial intelligence software which learns toFigure: Sentri Data Integration in about these areas has not always been readily identify normal signature data from anomalies.Mining available. These alerts may indicate an impending failureFigure: Sentri Roof Monitoring in To increase the level of information from remote of an electric motor, pump, drive or even aUnderground Coal Mining equipment, some mines have installed sensors compromised roof condition. which can be monitored above ground. This Detecting anomalies early gives the mine time to data is available from existing comms networks. address potential failure in a measured manner which should reduce the impact on production. Increased awareness = increased safety CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  4. 4. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Predicting Unusual Conditions from Remote Sensor DataAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal Mining The machines which do our work speak to us in This variability, or operational drift, can triggerPredicting Unusual Conditions many ways but we may not always understand unnecessary alarms for one feature while failingfrom Remote Sensor Data the information being given us. to detect other out of limits conditions entirely.Figure: Sentri Searches for Devices such as drives and electric motors have Sentri™ technology processes device featuresAnomalies identifiable operational features which we can and learns to separate the normal drift, the read: load, current, voltage, rpm, acoustics, signature, of the device from unusual signalsFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Block temperature, to name a few. When operating, and data. The anomalies found usually indicate these features combine to create a signature the possible failure of the device in the nearFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Station which is unique to that device. future. To help us recover when our devices fail, we Early awareness of impending failures allows forFigure: Sentri Data Integration in usually install sensors which can notify us of the the graceful exit from a potential event. Non-Mining condition of the device at any given moment. scheduled maintenance becomes scheduledFigure: Sentri Roof Monitoring in Unfortunately, the lead time we are given for a maintenance and operational integrity isUnderground Coal Mining potential failure from sensors is quite short and maintained. we are left with an uncontrolled exit from the Operational reliability is increased with graceful event. Systems go down. Production is halted. exit from failure events and safety in the total During normal operation, sensor data from our system is enhanced. devices will vary and this can complicate our alarm systems which are designed around upper and lower limits of operational acceptability. Graceful Exits CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  5. 5. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts TM Figure: Sentri Searches for AnomaliesAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal MiningPredicting Unusual Conditions fromRemote Sensor DataFigure: Sentri Searches forAnomaliesFigure: Sentri SmartCrib BlockFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Station Conventional Display Sentri™ Display Anomaly DetectedFigure: Sentri Data Integration inMining This display illustrates power Sentri™ reads the digital data Sentri™ has located anFigure: Sentri Roof Monitoring in loads from 6 conveyor drives from each of 6 conveyors unusual cluster, or pattern, forUnderground Coal Mining which are tracked over time. looking for anomalies which conveyor No. 3 which may An upper load limit setpoint may indicate an impending call for inspection. shown in green. failure. Signals can be • electrical loads • acoustics processed from a wide • amperage • velocities range of sources: • voltage • temperature CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  6. 6. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts TM Figure: Sentri SmartCrib Block TMAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal Mining Acoustic SensorPredicting Unusual Conditions fromRemote Sensor DataFigure: Sentri Searches forAnomalies Load SensorFigure: Sentri SmartCrib BlockFigure: Sentri SmartCrib StationFigure: Sentri Data Integration in CommunicationsMining UnitFigure: Sentri Roof Monitoring in WMS PolyBlock™ Gas/VentilationUnderground Coal Mining Sentri™ SmartCrib Block Schematic diagram of a typical Sentri™ reporting station integrated into a proprietary Williamstown Mining PolyBlock™ unit. Blocks can be configured to collect acoustic, roof load or ventilation data. Hardware units are for conceptual purposes only. CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  7. 7. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts TM TM Figure: Sentri SmartCrib StationAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal MiningPredicting Unusual Conditions fromRemote Sensor DataFigure: Sentri Searches forAnomalies Sentri™ SmartCrib™ BlockFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Block Sentri™ can be designed into foam crib blocks as a functionalFigure: Sentri SmartCrib Station member of a crib stack. This example uses the proprietaryFigure: Sentri Data Integration inMining Williamstown Mining PolyBlock™ as an installation base.Figure: Sentri Roof Monitoring inUnderground Coal Mining CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  8. 8. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts TM Figure: Sentri Data Integration in MiningAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal MiningPredicting Unusual Conditions fromRemote Sensor DataFigure: Sentri Searches forAnomaliesFigure: Sentri SmartCrib BlockFigure: Sentri SmartCrib StationFigure: Sentri Data Integration inMiningFigure: Sentri Roof Monitoring inUnderground Coal Mining Sentri™ Data Integration Remote data stations are integrated into a single hardware unit for information processing. CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  9. 9. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts TM Figure: Sentri Roof Monitoring in Underground Coal MiningAdaptive Artificial Intelligence forUnderground Coal MiningPredicting Unusual Conditions fromRemote Sensor DataFigure: Sentri Searches forAnomaliesFigure: Sentri SmartCrib BlockFigure: Sentri SmartCrib StationFigure: Sentri Data Integration inMiningFigure: Sentri Roof Monitoring inUnderground Coal Mining Sentri™ Roof Control Monitoring Sentri™ gathers roof load data from numerous sensors and SmartCrib™ stations across the mine and reports an anomaly in red. Green designates are non-unusual areas grey designates non-reporting gob and un-mined areas. CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  10. 10. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Benefits of the Sentri™ SolutionGraceful Exit Means IncreasedProductivity and Safety The primary benefits of using the Sentri™ solution are: • Increased understanding of your mining environment • Integration of information about remote equipment units • Prediction of potential failure scenarios • Turning unscheduled maintenace into schedule maintenance events Managing the increasing complexity of underground mining insures safety and productivity. CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved
  11. 11. www.synfluent.net Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Summary Solution The machines which do our work speak to us • Sentri™ Remote Sensing in ways we may not readily understand. • Sentri™ Adaptive Artificial Intelligence Adaptive artificial intelligence is a tool which • SmartCrib™ Remote Sensor Stations can extend our abilities to make meaning from sensor data and increase our understanding of our mining environment. Objectives Benefits • collect data from remote sensors • Increased understanding of your mining environment • apply adaptive artificial intelligence for early detection of potential problems • Integration of information about remote equipment units • Prediction of potential failure scenarios • Turning unscheduled maintenace into schedule maintenance events Learn More To find out more call Synfluent at 215-285-4748 or go to www.synfluent.net CK130202A ©2013,  Synfluent  Corp,  All  Rights  Reserved

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