Mining & Resources
Mining and oil & gas sites will use smart materials to improve safety and increase productivity. Imagine sensing systems are able to detect ground movement and the presence of heat and moisture, detecting even the smallest amount of ground movement or moisture in a mining area or tailings dam. Additionally smart roads will monitor vehicle position, weight and speed, working in tandem with autonomous vehicles.
IMGNE laboratory demonstration of pressure location sensor
IMGNE laboratory demonstration of moisture location sensor
Leak Detection in Geotechnical Liquid Containment
X3 is a conductive graphene-based industrial coating, applied to non-woven geotextiles and used to detect unseen holes in membranes used in civil engineering structures such as landfill cells, tailings dams and tunnels.
Geotechnical leak detection system
Developed with partner Geofabrics Australasia, this system uses a conductive non-woven geotextile in between two non-conductive membranes to allow the detection of defects in the membrane using industry standard arc testing techniques.
imgne® X3 leak detection field trial demonstration, IMGNE 2016