John Rowland is currently training “Ventsim” to undergraduates and post graduate students at UNSW, UQ and WASM in Western Australia and also to students doing the National Competency MNCU1109A through Joncris Sentinel Services in central Queensland. The content is a “work in progress” and is based on John’s original 2 day course which has been around for a number of years.
The course involves:
½ day tutorial encompassing general ventilation principles and practical underground survey hints and “Ventsim” programme overview Student assembly of a working longwall mine model, although this can be modified for metallifereous mines as required. Importing, exporting and merging “Ventsim” files Adjusting fan parameters and associated model attributes Economic analysis of ventilation changes and improvements Auxiliary ventilation modelling and so on
Two day courses can be run for one to a maximum of 12 people at a venue suitable to the client, in any Australian state but classes of over 60 students have been taught the software in a newly developed 4 hour micro course on a number of occasions.
Personalised one on one tutoring is also available and is becoming increasingly popular as mine sites become more reliant on the use of the software in the ventilation change process. This is popular because the training revolves around the actual model the client is using so it provides a chance to check the model quality during the training process. The one on one often involves a live update of the model and tips on the correct number and placement of U/G pressure and quantity stations to speed the regular ongoing update and validity process.
VENTSIM SOFTWARE Underground Mine Ventilation Simulation Software Full details: www.ventsim.com