Control & Automation
Bestech develops NRG1-ECO, an energy management solution for mines
March 31, 2011
Bestech has developed NRG1-ECO (Energy Consumption Optimization), a solution it says can help mining companies gain better control of their processes, energy usage, equipment, safety and energy costs. It combines hardware and software to manage "virtually every piece of automated equipment" in a mine. The solution, commissioned by Vale and Xstrata, features a VOD (Ventilation-On-Demand) module which is said to enable the mine to instantly control the ventilation system’s air flow to when and where it is needed–allowing it to reduce its ventilation costs by as much as 30 per cent.