Following 15 years of business development in Indonesia, South East Asia’s largest nation, leading international resource industry consultancy, CSA Global, has opened a new full-service facility in Jakarta to assist clients in a variety of gold, nickel laterite, tin, base metals and coal projects. “Our investment is significant and long-term and reflects the dynamic growth and importance of the Indonesian minerals and energy sectors to our company and clients,” said Jeff Elliott, Managing Director, CSA Global, who was visiting Indonesia for the official opening. “Our corporate focus on international standards assists management of increasingly complex local projects as well as adding an important level of comfort to international and domestic investors and financiers,” added Jakarta-based President Director of PT CSA Global Indonesia, John Bishop. CSA Global is committed to the international resource audit program known as the JORC-code and has worked with Indonesian geologists and mining engineers to encourage its formal institutional adoption by Indonesian industry bodies and stock exchange.CSA Global’s wholly-owned Indonesian subsidiary provides in-house expertise backed by a network of local and international experts who are highly experienced in exploration, resource evaluation, mine geology, data management and mine development. Reflecting Indonesia’s position as the world’s leading coal trader, the team includes coal geologists and mining engineering professionals with the knowledge to explore for and develop coal mines.“While we have access to the leading international experts, we are also recruiting the cream of Indonesia’s resource professionals to secure our business,” Bishop explains. “Our investment is as much about people as offices and equipment and we expect that Indonesian members of our team will enhance their expertise and take up international opportunities through the CSA Global network.”CSA Global is a leading resource industry consultancy providing innovative and practical geological, mining and management solutions. With more than 25 years of international experience in minerals exploration and mining, the company has current projects in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Core services include independent expert reports, valuations, mineral resource and ore reserve estimates (JORC), exploration project management, mining project consulting, training and database/GIS management. CSA Global’s service divisions are exploration and evaluation; data management and mapping; resources and mine geology; mining and projects; and community development and sustainability.
The New 21D/ DC RFID series from Bestech Australia are described as “unique solutions combining industrial pressure sensing with RFID wireless communication and data logging.” These new pressure transponders are a combination of “extremely sturdy, tried-and-tested industrial pressure transmitters” and RFID (radio frequency identification) wireless technology. Applications for using 21D/DC include mining where 360 t trucks are running 24/7 and require preventive maintenance after every 20d on the 400 bar hydraulic system.The D line piezoresistive transmitters used to measure pressure are based on KELLER’s chip-in-oil technology. The laser-welded, hermetically sealed stainless steel housing, which is filled with oil for pressure transmission, contains the pressure transducer and the ultra-energy-efficient compensation electronics with I2C interface. In the Series 21 D RFID Passive RFID pressure transponders, the plastic cap houses the interface to the pressure transmitter and all RFID components including the antenna. The scanner provides the power required to log instantaneous values. In the Series 21 DC RFID RFID data loggers the pressure transponders come with extra data recording functionality. The integrated battery allows data to be measured and stored. Stored measurements are transmitted wirelessly and exclusively via the RFID interface.RFID Wireless Pressure Transponders Performance features include:• Extremely resistant to environmental impact• Ultra-compact stainless steel housing, also available in Hastelloy C-276• High accuracy, outstanding long-term stability, hysteresis-free• Temperature displayed alongside accurate pressure reading• Pressure ranges from 3 to 1,000 bar• Freely programmable measuring point numbers (8 alphanumeric characters)Bestech Australia says that the Series 21D/ DC RFID “appeals to maintenance where concerns of power supply and long term monitoring of pressure feedback are addressed.” RFID pressure sensor advantages include time saving from 1 hour to 5 minutes, cost savings, safety, no oil loss, and digital traceable readings instead of manual readings. read more