VIDEO-MONITORING AS AN ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF MEASURING INFRASTRUCTURE DISPLACEMENTS
Ms Katy Richard (Ground Control Engineer - The Mosaic Company)
Methods for measuring movement on essential mine infrastructure has traditionally relied on some degree of physical contact or proximity between an instrument and the desired structure. Accessibility, and the conditions surrounding such equipment, can make obtaining a reliable means of measuring displacements and deformation challenging. Video-monitoring technology has emerged as a possible non-contact alternative to conventional instrumentation methods that many operations are currently accustomed to. This presentation will summarize the video-monitoring tests conducted by Mosaic, including its use in assessing the recent failure of a roof-mounted head pulley assembly at the K2 Mine.