Peabody’s infra-red innovation recognised by the mining industry

Posted August 19, 2015

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Peabody Energy Australia’s ‘Infra-Red Thermal Camera on Underground Mobile Equipment’ is the winner of this year’s Innovation Awards at the annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.

The 2015 innovation and health program awards were held last night at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Visibility while operating machinery is challenging across all underground mining operations, due to operator line of site, and the need for personnel to work in close proximity to the operating equipment.

Operating large machinery in limited areas exposes employees to the risks of serious injury and death.

The Infra-Red Thermal camera technology reduces risk to persons from machinery operating in close proximity to people with low visibility.

The Infra-Red Thermal camera aims to provide operators with the ability to detect people in traditional blind spots.

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