CMS INSPECTION CASE STUDIES
CASE 1: Ore pass lifespan predictions
Using the BlackMap 3D scanner, we scanned an entire ore pass for a client. By descending into the bin we were able to collect an un-shadowed 3D scan of the entire bin. The following year we re-scanned the pass and overlaid the two data sets. Using special software, we were able to generate a report showing intuitively the exact locations where the bin was being worn from muck being discharged into the bin as well as failures due to ground stresses. This allowed the client to make accurate predictions on the life of the ore pass and how to extend its life by way of a muck cushion. We have performed this service to a large amount of clients in various iterations.