Tunnel mining and underground mining applications require the best in communications to maintain daily working life. Tunnel workers use a series of radio communication devices to keep workers safe and to ensure that mining is can run efficiently. It is often difficult for workers to continue the conversation in a tunnel environment without the right technology. With the assistance of radio communication in tunnels, a mining site can continue its operations and deliver a sense of security to all miners in the field.
Tunnel mining requires heavy traffic, in every direction and it’s difficult to keep track of where every employee is at a given time. Quality radio communication in tunnels will improve the security of each worker and also make sure that people can react accordingly when there’s an emergency and the tunnel.
The communication works with a series of low-power transmitters as well as with leaky feeder systems. There the base station that used to keep in contact with the tunnel’s main system and low-powered antennas maintain the rest of the system to ensure that crystal-clear communications are maintained. With the ongoing antenna system and as the leaky feeder system can be expanded, it is easy to continue the communications network as the mining site grows deeper.
During an emergency situation, various lines and channels ensure that every to reacts accordingly. Tunnel work can also make the various alarm systems and utilize radio technology for alerts even when visibility is low. Gas monitoring systems can also be integrated into radio communications to provide instant alerts of danger. As underground and tunnel mining environments can often pose a risk for various gases or the release of dangerous fumes from heavy equipment, it remains essential or workers to have these pieces of technology to keep them safe.
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This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.