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Did you know… Recent changes to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development can impact your mine. According to the new legislation, all underground mines are required to develop and maintain a written Seismic Risk Management Plan (SRMP). The primary objectives of this plan are to:


  1. Identify the level of seismic hazard at the mine, or parts of the mine
  2. Set out how microseismic activity will be monitored

If you think this legislation might affect you, reach out to IMS to learn how we can help. From assistance with putting your SRMP together, or running a low-cost, temporary, seismic system to quantify your seismic activity levels, we are here to help you meet and exceed the seismic legal requirements at your site.


Temporary seismic system package tailored to Ontario legislation requirements

It’s difficult to make statements about your seismic requirements without seismic data. Take the uncertainty out and get your seismic activity quantified, allowing you to meet the requirements of Regulation 854 with confidence.

Seismic systems don’t have to be big, expensive, and complicated. For smaller or shallower operations, we understand that investing significant capital in a large, permanent, underground seismic monitoring system is not always feasible, and often gives limited value. That’s why we’re providing a cost-effective, temporary, and easy solution:

• Temporary 8 channel seismic system
• 2x tri-axial geophones, 2x uni-axial geophones
• Self-contained data acquisition system (no need for a central seismic server, underground ethernet, or time synchronization)
• Deploy the system for 3 months
• Installation visit by IMS engineer
• Processing of seismic data ¹
• Seismologist report on findings of data ²

¹ Seismic data can be processed live or when data are exported and transferred to IMS, depending on available data communication infrastructure.

² Report will include analysis and comments on: system sensitivity, location accuracy, time history of recorded seismic activity, frequency magnitude analysis of recorded seismic data. The results and conclusions of the report will help the mine determine when a follow-up review is required, or if a permanent seismic system is warranted.

Reach out to IMS to find out more about how we can help