ASX-listed mining software-as-a-service provider, K2fly, has continued to expand its mining software offerings by partnering with Wesfarmers-owned Decipher, to create an integrated monitoring and governance platform for tailings storage facilities. The partnership provides an elegant solution to effectively manage mineral waste – a hot topic concerning industry, regulators and environmentalists.
Tailings material is a waste remaining after the chemical processing of ore to extract mineral concentrates and they are typically stored within engineering containment structures know as tailings storage facilities.
Dam failures are generally the result of uncontrolled releases of water, waste material or by-product and can present a significant environmental hazard. The well-documented catastrophic tailings failure in Brazil resulting in hundreds of lives lost, have thrust this issue into the spotlight in recent times.
K2fly’s Chief Commercial Officer, Nic Pollock said:
“Our proposed solution will ensure industry has access to a significantly better tool to aid monitoring and governance of TSFs to recognised standards.
The solution reflects best practice and will support compliance with the global industry standard on tailings management recently endorsed by the International Council on Mining and Metals and other Global Tailings Review convenors, as well as standards set by national regulatory bodies.”
Perth-based Decipher, which was born out of Wesfarmers’ industrial division in 2017, provides mine rehabilitation, tailings storage management and waste monitoring software solutions via the cloud.
The partnership, and the software solution provided, offers a direct response to a recently published report by KPMG which recognised tailings management as one of the top 10 risks to the global mining industry.
Decipher Chief Executive, Anthony Walker said:
“The resources industry needs a solution that is cost effective, comprehensive and accessible – and we can deliver on that.”
The two companies have commenced discussions with several global miners about the proposed tailings management solution, which can also be deployed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally published by Business News.
Effectively monitor your tailings storage facility with Decipher
Decipher’s Tailings solution is designed to provide you with key data and insights, enabling you to effectively monitor your TSF and your environmental obligations and compliance. Our solution can be securely accessed by industry, regulators, designers and operators involved in the management of TSFs. Decipher offers a comprehensive and functionally rich solution which combines regulatory (Compliance Management Software), mining waste management, stakeholder engagement, environmental monitoring, and environmental management system (EMS) tools to assist with tailings management:
View real-time data and receive exceedance alerts
Monitor land movement with remote sensing and InSAR datasets
Visualise real-time LiDAR data with insights into dam movement
Securely store and access all of your tailings data in the one place
Upload and reference key documentation
Visualise facilities across multiple sites in a single screen on a geospatial map
Monitor your facilities with InSAR, LiDAR, DEM and more
Capture a wide range of monitoring data and indicators such as surface and groundwater, decant pond water levels and quality, and embankment conditions
Capture and track obligations and conditions around your licence to operate to manage your key risks and actions
Action and task delegation for data collection with reminders
Maintain and track environmental monitoring compliance limits and exceedances
Manage and engage with all of your stakeholders with one central repository
Convert your engagements into actionable outcomes
Forecast, plan and track your sites activities using IBM’s Weather data
Create corporate report templates and meet requests for data provision from industry groups such as ICMM, Global Tailings Portal, PRI and UNEP
Integration capability with third party systems or public portals such as the Global Tailings Portal
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