Fixed Remote Monitoring
Most drilling and blasting operations must adhere to strict planning regulations and vibration restrictions, as well as making sure any activity does not negatively impact surrounding environments. Here at EPC-UK, we offer a comprehensive planning to comply service for the remote measurement and monitoring of vibration, air over-pressure and environmental conditions – whilst still delivering optimum blasting results.
Our innovative service facilitates the immediate access of event data via state-of-the-art permanent fixed monitoring stations, removing both the need to travel to and from a monitoring location and the time-consuming manual process of downloading results in the field.
Planning to comply
EPC-UK can provide a valuable ‘planning to comply’ approach to environmental monitoring. This approach enables customers to be pro-active rather than reactive in meeting planning permission constraints, managing complaints and importantly optimising blasting. Utilising the consultancy support of the EPC Metrics engineers, we can create leading indicators through predictive software, regression model creation and advanced expertise and knowledge. This methodology and service, combined with the fixed remote monitoring stations, provides reliable and accurate monitoring data to ensure a pro-actively managed operation that benefits all stakeholders. Importantly, this methodology targets compliance, optimal blasting and maximises resource extraction.
The remote monitoring stations – which can be either pole mounted with a solar panel or wall mounted for mains power use – can be installed at both internal and external locations around a site, each with its own customisable and remotely settable trigger level. Once triggered, these stations automatically transmit data to a cloud-based server where results can be published immediately to a web portal, providing instantaneous access to event information.
Once the data has been received, the platform is also capable of sending alerts, via text and email, to specified recipients.
Working closely with you to understand the individual requirements and restrictions of your blasting operation, we can tailor your blasting parameters to deliver optimal results.
Instant transmission & availability of blast results
Remote communications via mobile network
Custom alerts, including email and text message notifications
Fixed reference points for blast comparison
Automated data capture
EPC Metrics case studies
Managing Gore Quarry’s environmental compliance, blasting efficiencies & costs using EPC Metrics’ technological expertise
Project: Guaranteeing Compliance
Client: Tarmac Group
Location: Presteigne, Powys, Wales
Make an enquiry
To make an EPC Metrics enquiry, please contact Ryan Ward – Commercial Manager using the form, email address or telephone number below.
EPC Metrics News
Book your 2024 course before the end of November and pay the 2023 price It won’t be long before our training schedule for 2024 begins. The latest EPC-UK course dates for the new year have now been...
As developing technologies and software solutions make quarrying operations leaner and safer, EPC-UK is succeeding in bringing the value adding services our digitalized solutions can deliver to the...
With proven capabilities in assuring ‘planning to comply’ regulations for our customers, EPC-UK is now ‘planning to reduce’ by using advanced technology to lower the carbon emissions produced through operations. EPC Ecosystem Our EPC-UK and EPC Metrics teams have...
EPC-UK underground blasting courses Part of the UK’s route to Net Zero and greater sustainability centres around improving supply security of critical minerals as well as development of renewable energy infrastructure, including hydro storage schemes and wind...
Working more sustainably within our sector has never mattered more, as our industry and others have a significant part to play in addressing corporate climate action. In this month’s edition of Onsite, our editorial team details some of the changes EPC-UK is making to...
The EPC-UK business is truly diverse, as in addition to our drilling & blasting and commercial explosive activity, we also own and operate two farming estates in Derbyshire and Essex that provide us with the proximity needed to conduct our activities safely,...
The hub of EPC-UK’s product manufacturing is our safety focussed plant in Alfreton, Derbyshire, where a highly trained and skilled team of operatives produce the bulk emulsion used in our blasting processes.Power product Our bulk emulsions are an emulsified Ammonium...