SAFETY THROUGH THE MONITORING OF BERMS
Inferior berms that do not reach the required minimum height pose a high risk of accidents due to landsliding during work on slopes, if appropriate safety measures are not in place. In order to avoid fatal consequences, the berm is permanently monitored by the mobile Berm Monitoring System.
The BMS from Syperion is a software package and part of a complex safety system that helps to detect and fix substandard berms, dumps or dams in a fast, reliable and efficient way.
The monitoring system operates with the help of a RIEGL 3D laser scanner. Due to its long range of 400m or more it can be placed at a sufficient distance so that there is no additional danger from the system itself. The BMS is mobile and ready for operation within a few hours.
The BMS Software Package
The PC-based BMS software package consists of a server software, running for example in a control room, and a trailer software, which runs directly on a mobile trailer in the vicinity of the areas to be monitored. In combination with the dispatcher in the control room and the bulldozer operator, the BMS is part of a closed control circle that prevents and if necessary, repairs substandard berms or dams.
The BMS Control Circle
When detecting and identifying substandard berms, the BMS engages an alarm that is sent to the control center automatically.
The responsible personnel in the control room sees the alarm on the BMS website and gives instructions so that appropriate repair measures can be initiated if necessary.
The bulldozer operator repairs the corresponding berm and reports the repair back to the BMS.