What Is a Ground Monitor in Mining?

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It is vital to have functional ground monitoring equipment in mines for the infrastructure and safety of workers. These devices maintain a safe electrostatic charge to avoid the risk of fires and explosions.

Ground Monitoring Devices in the Mining, Tunneling & Water Industry

Ground monitoring devices are used to monitor the integrity of the electrical grounding system, and respond automatically if there is a problem. Ground movement monitoring systems are essential for modern mining, water, and tunneling operations.

The importance of ground monitoring is particularly important in hazardous zones where electrostatic charges are generated, for example when mixing liquids and loading bays and filling tanks. Active ground monitoring monitors the connection with an object at risk of electrostatic charges and signals to workers whether it is secure.

These devices maintain the electrostatic charge at a safe and low level, preventing explosions or fires.

Ground Monitoring Equipment for Water Industry

Water industry workers rely on ground monitoring equipment to ensure their safety when installing and constructing pipelines or tunnels. The threat of tunnel collapse is unknown without effective ground monitoring systems. Ground monitoring equipment can help firms in the water industry keep their workers safe while tunneling. They are alerted when there is a significant shift of rock or debris and they can make important decisions that could save lives. Swartz Engineering offers a wide range of ground-monitoring equipment that can be used in the water industry to save money and time while protecting workers.

Ground Monitoring Device Manufacturers

For nearly half a century, Swartz Engineering has been providing safety and electrical equipment for mines in the US. Swartz Engineering has scoured the market to find only the most rugged, reliable devices and can recommend the best solutions for each application. Swartz provides a wide range of ground monitoring devices from trusted manufacturers, including Becker/SMC.

Becker/SMC offers a variety of electrical control systems including Servic Sentinel Ground Monitors for low and medium-voltage circuits as well as high-voltage ground monitors.

The voltage and location of the system will determine the best ground movement monitoring system. Swartz Engineering provides mines with 24/7 technical support, rapid response in emergency situations, and an inventory of spare parts worth $7 million, from 70+ manufacturers, at 13 distribution centers across the US. Swartz Engineering also offers factory-authorized repairs and certifications, maximizing the value of customers’ investments.

For nearly half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. Our design ensures maximum flexibility for excellent reliability and a high return on investment. Click here for more information.

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