ATMOS Global ™ (ATMOS Australia Pty Ltd – Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants ™) launches globally its new RiskBalance+ ™ philosophy, a fully developed approach to formulating Evidence-Based Dust Management Plans ™ as part of its first-of-its-kind new global initiative VerifiedDust ™: Evidence-based Dust Management and Dust Control Verification Program ™, a global event, ‘ a journey of 1000 mines, one mine at a time™’.
ATMOS Global ™ 's global new journey was inspired by its 2020 vision born from the desire to conceptualise dust management in an ongoing effort to help the mining industry deal effectively with emerging challenges associated with the profound transformation of our world.
RiskBalance+ ™ is an evolution of ATMOS Global ™ 's original RiskBalance ™ approach to building effective site-specific dust management plans and local-scale air quality management plans for the mining, manufacturing and energy industries. RiskBalance+ ™ uses our DustFinder+ ™ system a first-of-its- kind Ultra Intelligent Dust Assessment and Dust Management System ™ that offers mining operators a technologically advanced systematic methodology to formulate, assimilate and maintain practical dust management plans for their mining operations located anywhere in the world.
Dr Orestis Valianatos, the Global President and Chief Executive Officer of ATMOS Global, said that “the new RiskBalance+ ™ philosophy helps mine site operators compile straightforward and results-oriented dust management plans based on methods that are accepted as ‘best practice’ or ‘beyond best practice’ by the industry to ensure the efficient, reliable and economic distribution of dust management resources”.
The RiskBalance+ ™ philosophy supports ATMOS Global ™ 's artificially intelligent dust management systems™ (ATMOS-5D+ ™ and DustAlert+ ™) built on the intelligent systems theory that allows systems to communicate with and learn from their environment in a ‘space-time continuum’: before, during and after potential dust impacts occur. ATMOS Global ™ 's artificially intelligent dust management systems™ represent a quantum leap improvement over traditional ‘mechanical automation’.
ATMOS Global’s Center for Global and Site Specific Dust Impact Forecasting, Management and Control ™ and Air Quality and Climate Change Academy ™ work together to support its new VerifiedDust ™ program which is a global ongoing training and education ‘outside the class room’ program dedicated to the mining industry.
ATMOS Global ™ 's RiskBalance+ ™ revolutionary dust management planning concept has been used for Western Areas NL’s Spotted Quoll (Tim King) Open Pit Project (located in Western Australia) nominated as a finalist (jointly with ATMOS Global/ATMOS Australia) for one of the most prestigious awards for environmental excellence in Australia: the Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence (Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum, 2011). RiskBalance+ ™ has been extended to three of Western Areas’ mine sites: Spotted Quoll, Cosmic Boy and Flying Fox.
Western Areas is Australia’s class leading nickel producer listed on the ASX and TSX (ASX and TSX code: WSA). The main asset is the 100% owned Forrestania Nickel Project, 400km east of Perth. Western Areas is also an active nickel explorer in Western Australia, Canada and Finland.