Stockpile Measurement and 3D Mapping for the Mining, Construction & Solid Waste Industries
Firmatek is an industry leader in stockpile measurement and inventory management to the mining industry. In addition to providing highly accurate stockpile measurements, Firmatek provides a variety of mapping solutions to the mining, construction and solid waste industries. We scan both open pit mines and undergrounds mines, helping you track changes in your mine. We work with quarries and contractors to provide a third party measurement for overburden removal. Firmatek also provides landfills with key operational calculations and topographic maps. In addition to mapping solutions, Firmatek also scans roadways, equipment, and buildings for use by engineers and construction companies.
Firmatek is the industry leader in stockpile measurement, having measured over 100,000 stockpiles. Reliable, accurate, and timely inventory measurements increase the bottom line. We provide clients with a report of their stockpile volumes within 24 hours. This gives you the ability to more accurately assess your business. We also provide you with 3D images of your piles, so that they can be compared over time.
Managing inventory is not just about having an accurate number. As a full-service provider, we can help you reconcile your inventory from start to finish. This means it is not just about measuring a stockpile – it is about understanding and tracking how materials move through the operation from the ground to the piles to the sale.
3D Mine Mapping
Firmatek uses laser scanners (Lidar) to capture high-resolution, high-accuracy topographic data. Pits, settling ponds, floors, highwalls, muck piles and greenfield sites can now be accurately, efficiently and cost-effectively measured using laser scanning technology. All data is captured on State Plane Coordinates so that it can be incorporated with mine plans, design CAD, aerial flyovers and surveys from other consultants. Lasers are the gold standard of topographic measurement and our ground-based systems make the technology scalable enough to cover 1 Acre or 1,000 Acres.
Firmatek provides a variety of mapping products including topographic maps, pit progression maps, digital CAD contours, digital terrain models, and point cloud data.
Topographic Mapping for Landfills
Firmatek is an industry leader in providing cutting-edge technology for topographic mapping to landfills and other dynamic sites. Firmatek provides important operational calculations including fill volume, operational density, and constructed remaining airspace. We also provide additional landfill services that include monitoring in preparation for closing, overfill monitoring, isopach map creation, and stockpile measurements.
Our engineering staff can integrate the data that Firmatek collects at your operation with data from other sources. Combining our data with other sources of information makes our services even more useful to our clients.
Drones for the Mining Industry
Firmatek prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology but, more importantly, tailoring our technology for your unique situation. We have our FAA 333 exemption that allows us to legally fly a drone to capture aerial data and imaging for your mine. Whether it’s just a picture you need, stockpile volumetrics, or a full layered AutoCad of your entire site, we have the technology and the know how to deliver. We’ve been in the mining industry for over 20 years and while our technology has changed our clients have continued to trust us for their mine data needs.
As-Builts, Overburden Removal, Density Testing, and More
Firmatek offers a variety of other services to the mining, construction, and solid waste industries. Some of these services include overburden removal calculations, as-builts, roadway scans, and density testing.
Scanning can be performed on mechanical items such as equipment, frames, pipe runs, crushers, conveyors, etc., and on structures such as buildings, tanks, kilns, exhaust stacks and silos. Topographic laser scans can be performed to record the as-built condition of earthwork projects such as ponds, dams, levees, berms and areas where stripping has been completed.
We help contractors and quarries reduce disputes about the amount of material moved by scanning sites at intervals throughout the length of the contract.
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Giving Companies that Build the World Supreme Confidence
We were there at the dawn of laser profiling to capture the first stockpiles in 3D. Today, Firmatek continues to invest in and remain at the forefront of the technology used to measure stockpiles and map the world. Whether you need third party measurement of your stockpile assets, a revealing laser scan of your mine in 3D, or a density calculation for your landfill, giving you supreme confidence is our mission.