ATMOS Global has launched the world’s first centre for global and minesite dust impact forecasting.
According to the company, the centre was designed to provide digital approach for miners to avoid or minimise the incidence and scale of environmental dust impacts.
Dust is ever present on site and, due to the complexity and scale of mining operations, it is difficult to respond in real-time to emergency dust impacts when they happen.
ATMOS’s dust forecasting centre generates site specific dust impact forecasts that play a central role in helping the mining companies to manage and control dust emissions.
ATMOS-5D is the core platform that supports the operational global and site specific dust impact forecasting activities of the Centre.
Dr Orestis Valianatos, CEO of ATMOS, said that “the new dust impact forecasting centre has the global operational capability to allow mining companies world-wide to undertake, on a daily basis a forward value evaluation of their site specific dust management strategies based on an analytical approach".
Valiantos went on to say that its ATMOS-5D program is an integrated risk-based and web-based platform and took the company several years to develop ATMOS-5D from its original concept.