With ABB’s SmartVentilation solution, ABB provides a controlled ventilation system that delivers fresh air where and when it is needed. At the same time, it minimizes the use of energy through the utilization of on-demand functionality, which yields 30 – 50 % savings compared to normal installed power. The system also improves the safety conditions through built in functionality in case of fire such as preventing spread of smoke and enabling faster exhaust of hazardous fire gases.
To ensure a ventilation solution that fits different demands of operation and organization the system can be configured in three implementation levels:
- SmartBasic - Centralized supervision and control of ventilation equipment from ABB System 800xA Operator workplaces.
- SmartMid - Full scale ventilation on demand solution with automatic control of the ventilation equipment according to actual demand. Ventilation demands are dynamically calculated from mine production schedules & events and event equipment status and location.
- SmartPerfect – Mine Ventilation Optimization using ABB’s SmartAir™ Optimizer module. ABB SmartAir utilizes sensor feedbacks and advanced multivariable control technology to perform mine wide control and optimization of air flows and air quality while minimizing energy consumption in real-time.