ABB, Wireless Communications, Mining

ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems has deployed an outdoor wireless communications network for White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc.’s PotashCorp mining operations in White Springs, Fla.

The ABB Tropos broadband network will transport telemetry data from mining and process equipment to the facility’s operations center, with the aim of helping PotashCorp-White Springs increase efficiency, equipment uptime, and worker safety.

Real-time access to data from the mining pit is expected to improve operational efficiency and safety at the mine.  In addition, video in the mining pit is expected to enable more effective analysis of the amount of material being mined and aid the planning of materials transport from the pit to the processing plant. The ability to monitor real-time video remotely will also enable managers to ensure safety protocols are being followed.