Saving lives on big mining rigs with new sensors

Dr Toan Dinh – Postdoctoral Fellow, Griffith University

Saving lives on big mining rigs with new sensors

New and improved sensors are preventing injury and death in the mining sector by early detection of mechanical decay or breakdown in ‘big rigs’.

Griffith University researchers have designed new sensors to identify any early mechanical issues in oil and gas pipelines. Such pipelines are often found in Australia’s hot dry environments.

Preventing machine failure early will increase employee safety and save on maintenance costs.

“Once we release these sensors to the market, they will likely be used internationally in the oil and gas industry,” says Dr Toan Dinh. “There is also possible scope for these sensors to be used for aerospace and space exploration.”

Written by Dr Toan Dinh and edited by Econnect Communications.

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