BBE offers strategic ventilation mine planning including estimates of Life-of-Mine ventilation, heat loads and cooling requirements, sizing of infrastructure, equipment selection, capital and operating costs. BBE also undertake peer review and due diligence studies on mine ventilation projects.
We support mine sites with primary and secondary ventilation surveys, audits and fan/cooling system performance assessment. Our team can also support sites with short term secondments as well as practical “on the job” mentorship/training.
Our team develops innovative solutions to optimize mine ventilation and cooling system performance. Examples including controlled recirculation, ventilation-on-demand [VOD], thermal ice & water storage and solar application for absorption refrigeration and use our own patented technologies where applicable.
We offer engineering, procurement and construction management [EPCM] services for fan stations and mine cooling and refrigeration systems. BBE is completely independent of OEM equipment suppliers ensuring owner interests are protected during detail design and procurement.
Our capabilities include strategic mine ventilation modelling using state of the art visualization and analysis software designed to assist ventilation engineers and to aid the planning, design and operation of mine ventilation systems and their components. BBE routinely applies computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to optimize the design of ventilation shafts and fan drifts to minimize energy loss and ensure conveyance stability.
BBEs multidisciplinary design teams provide engineering services for mine ventilation and cooling systems including process, mechanical, civil and electrical drawings and specifications.