Epiroc enhances underground air quality through automatic ventilation

Epiroc has added fully automatic functionality to its Serpent ventilation system
Epiroc enhances underground air quality through automatic ventilation Epiroc enhances underground air quality through automatic ventilation Epiroc enhances underground air quality through automatic ventilation Epiroc enhances underground air quality through automatic ventilation Epiroc enhances underground air quality through automatic ventilation

Epiroc now offers efficient and automatic ventilation

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The new Serpent Automatic optimises air quality, air flow and energy expenditure automatically and can reduce ventilation costs.

Diana Baldeon, global product manager for Serpent Ventilation at Epiroc, said: "With the launch of Serpent Automatic, we are taking a giant leap into the future towards a more modern, reliable and cost-efficient automatic operation."

The smart Serpent Automatic module minimises energy consumption, while ensuring compliance with environmental requirements and regulations. Sensors regularly measure carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide levels to determine air quality, then automatically adjust fan speed to continuously ensure adequate air flow and a regulated underground work environment.

Serpent fan stations already in use, or other ventilation system equipped with VFD, can be upgraded to include the new automatic functions.

Serpent Automatic is delivered as a central module that is mounted onto the base station, while the sensors are placed in the tunnel or mine.

"Easy installation saves both time and money," said Baldeon. "It has been very important for us to create a truly installation-friendly solution. The only thing you need is a wireless network."