Your world in 3D Ref: MMPR 345

Benefits to the industry: The latest version of Roxar RMS, available through Emerson Process Management, comes with new structural modeling and uncertainty management tools, leading to greater operator confidence in reservoir economics, improved decision-making and more productive workflows. The new version (RMS 2013.1) comes with enhanced structural modeling tools that acknowledge realistic uncertainties in the data and improve volumetric sensitivities. This makes it faster and easier for modelers to build geological scenarios, investigate the full effects of structural uncertainty, and maximise the value of their reservoir assets.

Users will be able to quantify uncertainty more effectively and increase confidence when it comes to crucial decisions on where to drill, what production strategies to adopt, and how to maximise recovery.

Smaller and affordable Ref: MMPR 346


Benefits to the industry: Industrial operations in South Africa can remotely control numerous machinery functions without having to invest in large capital-intensive programmable logic controller (PLC) technology, thanks to the innovative new i-Commander control and telemetry device locally manufactured and distributed by Enviropower.

The i-Commander is a smaller, more affordable solution to a traditional PLC, which allows the user to control the required equipment or functions from a cell phone. It is the ideal solution for smaller systems that may not be covered by a PLC, but have certain aspects that need to be monitored, such as temperature, pressure and oil analysis.

Schipper modular

Engineered enclosure

Benefits to the industry: Schipper modular (purpose-made) floor standing enclosures comprise four multiple-steel uprights attached to top and bottom frames punched on a 25mm pitch to accept accessories.

Roof, back and side panels are fixed to the frames by screws. Doors are fitted to a reinforced frame for easy attachment. Accessories are available for the fitting of 19 inch racks, chassis plates and internal doors.

Designed for diamonds Ref: MMPR 347

Benefits to the industry: De Beers Technologies BWX 1112 High Throughput Large Diamond X-ray Sorter features maximum diamond recovery with minimum gangue material at high feed rates.

Maintenance: The sorter is operator and maintenance-friendly, with full maintenance support.
Other features include robust air ejector system, split container design for improved security, partitioned control area, tracer catch net for tracer tests and automatic self-calibration.

Backup service: A large number of specialised technicians are employed in the product technical support function of De Beers Technologies to ensure that a high standard of product support is maintained.

Virtual reality Ref: MMPR 303


Benefits to the industry: WorleyParsons RSA is achieving ground-breaking results by harnessing virtual reality technology from the gaming industry and applying it to mine design in the conceptual stage, with the potential to realise significant cost savings for its customers.

The technology builds on WorleyParsons’ heritage expertise and capabilities in mining through its Johannesburg-based Mining Centre of Excellence.

WorleyParsons has made this investment to offer customers a superior product at a relatively affordable price. Virtual reality technology seamlessly complements the company’s standard methods and allows it to fine-tune mine design with the customer before any drawings are generated.

Using virtual reality goggles, an entire multi-disciplinary team from the customer’s company is now able to take a ‘virtual walk’ through the actual site, reviewing mine and plant layout, function of moving objects, roads and associated infrastructure, as well as the risk and safety aspects of the entire layout."

Constructive App Ref: MMPR 300


Benefits to the industry: Atlas Copco Construction Technique Business Area is now launching an app for use with Apple and Android devices, tablets and smart phones. The new Construction App contains a huge store of information about Atlas Copco’s extensive range of products and services for the Construction sector. It also keeps the user up to date with the latest news about the construction market and has a host of other useful features.

Designed to make life easier for Atlas Copco customers and distributors, the Construction App contains information on portable energy products, road construction equipment, demolition and recycling equipment, concrete and compaction equipment, and service products.

The App provides all the information required to make the optimal choice when selecting from Atlas Copco’s extensive portfolio.

Backup service: The App also contains videos for training purposes and interviews about Atlas Copco’s operations. Based on the user’s location it will give information on the location and contact details of the nearest Atlas Copco Customer Center.

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