The most common spills on mining sites are hydrocarbon spills. Particularly hydraulic fluid leaks from mining vehicles and machinery. Often these types of leaks occur during a routine inspection, or the hydraulic system is not de-pressurised before an inspection – which causes hot fluid to erupt from the machine.
The inclusion of odour monitoring systems and services is highly recommended in a mining company’s environmental management plans with crucial importance for customisation of odour treatment and management systems due to the different conditions of each mining site.
With the invention of fire suppression systems that use dry chemicals responsible for discharging monoammonium phosphate, the suppression of flames is very fast and effective in turn preventing any losses relating to repairs and replacements.