Dear IREDES members,
Hereby I would like to inform you about the major activities during 2013 and our plans for 2014.
After a concentration on the completion of explosives charger and shotcrete application profiles in 2013 we will in 2014 enhance our standard marketing activities and start new technical activities which I would hereby like to put up for discussion.
Technical Activities 2013
Our two engineers (Mateusz Korczynski and Michal Kozminski) who took over the technical standard administration as part time activity in late 2012 have come up speed very well and are highly motivated in their tasks. This is shown by significant results like the completion of the explosives chargers profile which was discussed for a long time and has been completed during 2013.
Work with the shotcrete application profile has been started in 2013 and was completed in autumn of the same year. This gives us the complete coverage of the drill-and-blast working cycle now!
At the same time the device tracking profile was already used in a number of applications. All these profiles we need to officially release now.
Publications and Standard Marketing Activities 2013
As you were aware of we started in 2012 to modernize the livery of the IREDES standard logo (see above) and also the web site. This work continued in 2013:
Furthermore we worked with the CIM Global Mining Standards Group (GSMG). On the KOMTECH conference Poland IREDES was represented visually by a marketing rollup as well as by a conference paper.
Technical Activities 2014
The following technical activities we are currently planning for this year:
Marketing Activities 2014
For 2014 we currently plan the following activities:
In addition to those events, marketing material of IREDES will be available through the CIM GSMG on the SME and Expomin events.
In addition, different publications are already being prepared; One in the underground communication coverage of the “International Mining” magazine in April 2014, second in the “GeoDrilling International”.
Thank you very much in advance for your valued input and comments to our plans and activities! Please let us especially know about:
or any other proposals you may have!
Putzmeister is now the associated member of IREDES!
For over 30 years Putzmeister has been designing, developing and producing concrete spraying equipment for rock-support in tunnels and underground mining. The experience acquired over these years together with ongoing investment in research and development have made Putzmeister a leading company in this field of application. The spraying range is complemented by low profile concrete mixing and transport equipment.
The main components of Putzmeister concrete spraying equipment, spraying arm, concrete pump, chassis and control software, are designed, developed and produced in-house. Headquartered in Madrid with a worldwide distribution and service network, Putzmeister Underground provides a quick and efficient after-sales service. Worldwide warehouses guarantee the availability of spare parts at the moment they are needed. Putzmeister´s technicians are certified as ‘Nozzlemen’ by EFNARC (European Federation for Specialist Construction Chemicals and Concrete Systems) to train operators in the proper and efficient use of shotcreting equipment, increasing the productivity and working life of the equipment as well as operator safety.
The IREDES office is waiting until the 17th of January for comments and suggestions about Concrete Spraying profile. The draft is available for registered users in the member's download area.
IREDES meeting turned out to be very successful again. We hosted IREDES members (Minetronics, New Boliden, Normet, Sandvik) and special guests from Putzmeister Ibérica S.A.. Together we managed to collect most interesting ideas and exchange useful experience. As usually now it is the time for us to prepare profile schema, which will be soon available to participants on IREDES website.
The Concrete Spraying Profile - final meeting will be held on the 26th of November 2013 in Stockholm. We invite all the mining professionals interested in this topic and in the standard development. For more details, please contact the IREDES office.