It's been a busy year for Chasm Consulting - we have continued to develop and improve our products with our customers in mind and to meet the ever-changing needs of the mining industry.
Ventsim Newsletter - December 2014
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What’s happening at Chasm Consulting?

It's been a busy year for Chasm Consulting - we have continued to develop and improve our products with our customers in mind and to meet the ever-changing needs of the mining industry. We look forward to releasing new versions of our software over the next few months, as well as our brand new product, Pumpsim™.

Ventsim Visual™

Ventsim Visual™ 3 has been continually improved with new features and functionality, and continues to gain wide popularity in many countries for not only mining, but also in civil and research applications. In recent years Ventsim™ has made big inroads into the China coal mining industry, where the reliable simulation and LiveView sensor monitoring have become important features, not to mention the Ventsim’s graphics capability which are considered invaluable for presentation.

Our next major update, Ventsim Visual™ 4 is also nearing completion, and will include a wide range of new features and functionality. Version 4 is expected to be released in early 2015. Click here for more information about Ventsim Visual™ 4.

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Processing PlantWe have been busy developing our new Pumpsim™ pumping simulation software. Designed with the familiar interface and graphics of Ventsim Visual™, Pumpsim™ is designed to model and simulate water networks such as pumping and dewatering systems in mines and processing plants, and will be an exciting addition to our range of software.

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Finally, our other flagship product CSafe™ continues to evolve into a complete and comprehensive safety and training management system. CSafe™ is now used in mines, shipping companies and contractors in Australia, the Philippines, and South America. CSafe™ 2.0 will be released in January 2015 with many new features, including:

  • Visual Update – Fully redesigned menu screens and interface for improved usability.
  • Core Skills Training – Calculate training requirements based on position/role to help ensure training is delivered where it is required.
  • Training Budget – Reporting to assist with forecasting training expenses. Also allows for the calculation of a training cost per position.
  • Random Corrective Action Audits – Select a random number of closed actions to audit their effectiveness.
  • Record Type Templates – Add a template for your record descriptions to help staff to follow guidelines.
  • Non-Conformance Generator – Apply close out limits to each Record Type and generate non-conformance records when a report has not been closed out in time.
  • And Many More...

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We wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and successful 2015, and look forward to continuing to support you through our software and assistance.

From The Staff and Management at Chasm Consulting.

2015 Ventsim Training Dates

TrainingVentsim training courses are an economical way to quickly gain expert skills in ventilation design using Ventsim Visual™ software. Our training courses teach users how to quickly and efficiently build ventilation models, and how to model and design a wide range of ventilation systems and situations.

Please book ahead as in many cases, positions on courses may be limited.

Course & Location Date  
Lima, Peru - Advanced Training Feb 11-13, 2015  
Sudbury, Canada - Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Training – TBC Mar 24-26, 2015  
Perth, AU - Basic & Intermediate Training Apr 7-8, 2015 Book Now

Chasm Consulting can also design custom ventilation courses specific to your workplace, and done at a time and date that suits you. Please enquire for further details and quotations if interested.

TUTORIAL – Auditing of a Ventsim Model

An important in part of creating ventilation models in Ventsim, is to check or audit the model before final release or use. A ventilation model may consist of thousands of airways each with dozens of different attributes. If an attribute such as a friction factor or airway size is incorrect or inconsistent with similar airways, this can create a string of problems in the model, resulting in inaccurate airflow and pressures.

Is Your Maintenance

Ventsim Maintenance ensures you have immediate access to all the latest versions and features of Ventsim software.

If your maintenance has expired, please consider obtaining a quotation for updated maintenance.


What is
Mine Resistance?

Mine Resistance is the combined total of the resistance of all air moving through the mine. It is a useful figure to know, because it can be combined with Atkinsons turbulent flow pressure equation P=RQ2 to assist in calculating how much additional (or reduced) pressure may be require to achieve a certain volume flow of air through a mine.

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