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Mines

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – morning

Automation of the Operations: Extraction Component

Alain Beauséjour

Chair

Alain Beauséjour

MISA

Session organizer

Andrea Amortegui

MERN

The Parcours MMA-2030 continues. We are exploring the multiple opportunities for transitioning mining operations processes to an autonomization mode. An industrial engineering approach to the processes and following best practices in data management are keys to success. In the context of the 2nd conference MMA-2030: En route vers l’autonomisation, we review the data management practices on the mining value chain from blasting to crushing. The study conducted by Productique Québec reviewed the value chain of 5 mining operations. We present the current status. We present the status of the library, developed on a cloud-based solution, on the mapping and coding of mining operation processes. We are making progress on a systemic and integrated vision of the mineral development process. Also, the Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Institut national des mines du Québec present the progress of the impact study on the workforce of the digital transition of mining operations.