VUMA-live Software

Safety and productivity in underground operations are highly dependent on the environmental conditions in which employees work. VUMA-live allows for real-time risk management and rapid response to any alarm.

In a large mine, it is not practical or cost-effective to install and maintain monitoring instruments to cover all of the critical and working places. Therefore, the use of real-time ventilation software such as VUMA-live is important to predict environmental conditions downstream of a limited number of strategically placed measuring stations.

Not only can this software predict the conditions in workplaces, it also provides a 3D graphical interface to better visualise the results for temperatures, velocities, dust and gas concentrations, etc.

Why VUMA-live?

  • Real-time monitoring
  • Visualisation of underground conditions
  • Early warning system
  • Daily reporting
  • Forward emergency planning
  • Risk analysis

Benefits of VUMA-live

  • Optimises the ventilation network
  • Provides a proactive approach
  • Reduces maintenance of the measuring stations as there are fewer stations being used
  • Visualises the ventilation system
  • Approach real-time/daily performance monitoring of ventilation and cooling systems
  • Tool for line management to assist in executing their duties and provides for a proactive approach

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How it works

Data can be received through various methods from the measuring stations along the mine network (SCADA).

Once VUMA-live receives the data it then calibrates potential solutions and compares them with the base calibrated model.

Using minimum number of measuring stations, the rest of the conditions in the mine are predicted with incredible accuracy.


A report, that is fully is customisable as per client’s requirements, is generated daily and covers the environmental conditions for the previous 24 hours.

Real time details can also be viewed in each branch of the model thereby allowing the user to drill down to problem areas in the mine.

Alarms to changes in ventilation conditions can be sent via email or sms thereby allowing the user to react more quickly to remedy the problem. Data trends can be interrogated from the data that VUMA-live stores.

Comparisons can be drawn for the VUMA-live data to the base design criteria.

Blast tracking & Emergency planning

VUMA-live can also interact with the mine’s fire detection system; allowing for a visualisation of areas affected by contaminants and the tracking of its movement. The daily blast can also be monitored to determine if the mine is clear as well as determine the blast clearance time available.

In an emergency situation, as in the case of a fire, the user will be able to identify which parts of the mine are affected by contaminants by their 3D graphical interface; so, no more looking at a 2D plan and, manually, plotting the fire points, instantly improving the user’s ability to combat a fire.

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