The WaterNSW Groundwater Monitoring IoT upgrade is the largest government agency groundwater digitisation project ever carried out in Australia. EWS were awarded the contract and will supply ~5,000 devices to upgrade the states groundwater monitoring network.
Four large TSF's in Australia's Northern Territory and Northern Queensland area retrofitted 1000's of vibrating wire piezometer sensors with EWS' Iridium VWT devices to replace the unreliable radio datalogger networks previously installed. The upgrade provided the TSF's with the easy to install devices which transmit individually over the Iridium Satellite network, removing the risk of single point failure. The increased reliability and visibility of critical geotechnical data relating to the TSF assists the mine in meeting its GISTM obligations.
The Pilbara region of western Australia is home to the world's largest iron ore mines. Hydrology data is important for both water resource management and flood warning systems for operational safety. A network of EWS Iridium Satellite enabled devices were deployed to provide a comprehensive and reliable monitoring system in some of the most remote areas only accessible by helicopter.
Australia’s longest road tunnel at 11kms long, this project is located near the Blue Mountains Region of NSW. When completed, the $2.5Billion project will form the main road corridor between Central Western NSW and the Sydney Region. EWS satellite telemetry dataloggers are providing critical remote data for the geotechnical investigation.
A copper/gold mining operation near Mt Isa in Queensland, Australia required a reliable remote monitoring system to provide near real-time meteorological data surface water data and flood warning alerts from areas far from any cellular coverage.
EWS provided a comprehensive hydrological monitoring network in remote streams for a mining customer in the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia. Our multi-communication enabled telemetry devices were paired with our Doppler Flow Meters to provide accurate, long-term, near real-time flow data.
EWS' Iridium Satellite communication enabled devices were installed to monitor a range of hydrometric and meteorologic parameters in a remote tributary arm of the Mekong River to provide critical data for an adjacent mining operation.
EWS' Iridium Satellite Telemetry Tilt Meters were deployed to monitor slope stability on sections of remote rail infrastructure. The telemetry tilt meter devices are providing slope stability data from areas far outside of cellular coverage.
Historically remote monitoring networks have been extremely labour intensive to maintain. Battery changes, physical data downloads and the extensive travel & fieldwork that goes along with the multitude of sites needed for good quality, accurate groundwater level monitoring. The EWS Well-Cap was installed across this entire NT mines groundwater bore network to transmit high resolution data remotely despite no cellular network coverage.
Rivers and weather events in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA) are nothing if not extreme. Battling with streamflow networks that can take out entire roads & rail coupled with daily rainfall events which can range from 20mm-+100mm in the wet season, reliable early warning systems are critical for mine site operation and safety.
EWS Well-Cap devices were installed on monitoring bores on an inner-city construction project. Each Well-Cap device was connected to various water quality sensors, enabling the remote monitoring of groundwater quality parameters such as pH, EC, ORP, and turbidity. This was important to the projects where the risk of contamination was high. With near real-time data, project managers, environmental consultants and environmental auditors can make more informed decisions and ensure that compliance parameters are met.