Data Analytics for Mining & Metals
Mining is a capital intensive operation, requiring maximum asset utilization and throughput. dataPARC helps link together existing data sources and provide the ease of use necessary to quickly make insightful decisions based on the data. dataPARC’s mining industry data analytics software also provides opportunities to consolidate existing systems for manual data entry, energy monitoring and others, ensuring room to grow and long-term value from your investment.
Gibraltar Mines, a copper-molybdenum mine, is located in south-central British Columbia. It is the second largest open-pit copper mine in Canada and the fourth largest in North America. On-site processing of mined resources includes grinding and flotation separation. Gibraltar Mines previously used a DeltaV DCS system to manage their plant operations. Several data management challenges led to the desire for a better way to manage and process data during daily operations.
The mine’s operations require reviewing and analyzing large amounts of data to ensure sound decision making and troubleshooting. Data, including both process and lab data, previously had to be entered into a spreadsheet by hand, making data entry and analysis time consuming and tedious. Without automated data entry and data automation, decisions took longer and information could not be easily transmitted and shared.
“We have been using PARCview for 16 months now and I am pleased… updates are frequent, accurate, and relevant. PARCview is crucial to our data analysis”
Alexander Day, Metallurgist, Projects – Gibraltar Mines LTD