Within the past years, the Ventilation On Demand concept has been implemented in several mines worldwide and seems to be spreading significantly as a result of the energy savings that it is achieving for the operations. More mines and projects are considering its implementation as a result of the limited access to energy and its cost, but also because of the potential to increase health and safety and the number of faces available at any given time with the same airflow volume boundary.

This paper presents the study developed, as an updated review of the Ventilation On Demand concept and implementation in different mines, the system components, software packages, level of implementation, strategies in place and energy savings achieved. The comparison is made in terms of the strategy implemented and the energy savings achieved. A discussion is also presented of the results obtained, and the implementation level according to each mine’s requirements and reality.


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