A new system gains traction among underground coal operators
Booyco Electronics announced in July that its Proximity Detection System (PDS) had been successfully implemented at South African miner Sudor Coal’s Weltevreden operation. The mine, near Emalahleni, has three sections working a seam at 60 meters (m) below the surface. Rollout started in March 2016 and occurred in two phases, Booyco reported. As a mobile equipment detection system, PDS offers a number of benefits, and could help ensure the miner meets national government regulations mandating such systems at mines across the country, Booyco reported.