MODEL AUDIT/REFINEMENT

ENSURING MODEL PERFECTION

Mining software packages are extremely complicated and technical, and we as mining engineers are only human, which means errors will creep in at some point. Over the years I have learned to appreciate the power of having a second pair of eyes glance over my work, and point out any mistakes.  

With the model audit/refinement service I check & scrutinise each and every step of the client's model and adjust or refine the steps as needed to set up an efficient, optimised and updated model. The audited/refined model is then transferred back to the client, and the adjustments/refinements/improvements are explained in a comprehensive report.

The model audit/refinement service includes the following:

HAULNET:

  • Check correct setup of arcs and annotations settings and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup of visualisation settings and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup of legend manager settings and refine if necessary

  • Updating of feature layer manager with latest surface topographies

  • Updating of arcs to latest surface topographies

  • Check correct setup of arcs and annotation properties

  • Check correct setup of filters and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup of INTERPRET phase and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup of RATIONALISE phase and refine if necessary

  • Check all roadway connections and analyses in ANALYSE phase

RESERVER:

  • ​Check correct use and application of surface topographies and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup of scheduling activities and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup and use of ramp, trim shots and production blocks and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup and use of refinement of scheduling blocks and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup and use of exclusion of scheduling blocks and refine if necessary

  • Include tonnage and quality reconciliation between Block Model and RESERVER models

SCHEDULER:

  • Check correct & logical setup and application of loss & dilution parameters of custom fields and refine if necessary

  • Check correct & logical setup and application of drilling parameters of custom fields and refine if necessary

  • Check correct & logical setup and application of resource classification parameters of custom fields and refine if necessary

  • Include tonnage and quality reconciliation between PRE-MODIFIED and MODIFIED values

  • Include tonnage and quality reconciliation of actual SCHEDULED vs MODIFIED values

  • Check correct setup and importing of HAULNET model into SCHEDULER and refine if necessary

  • Check correct setup of mining equipment and refine if necessary

  • Correct setup of material flow diagram and refine if necessary

  • Correct setup of mining vertical & horizontal dependencies and refine if necessary

  • Correct setup of mining constraints and refine if necessary

  • Correct setup of mining objectives and refine if necessary

  • Correct setup of product optimiser and refine if necessary

  • Inclusion of generic reporting templates

  • Inclusion of Excel spreadsheets, complete with graphs

HAULSIM:

  • Check correct setup of HAULSIM materials and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct pass matching and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup of road network and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup of traffic rules and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup of source, destination and ancillary locations and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup of equipment loaders and haulers and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup of tasks and groups  and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup of regular/random stoppages and refine if necessary

  • Check for correct setup and use of EXPERIMENTER function

  • Inclusion of Excel spreadsheets, complete with graphs

The model audit/refinement service ensures that client's models are checked, updated and set up efficiently to ensure optimal performance when running a variety of mining scenarios.  

 

For a quotation, kindly forward your request to: info@schoolofrockmining.com and I'll gladly assist.

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