Flownex® enabled M-Tech to penetrate the market by convincing clients of the economic benefit associated with the Air cooling Units. A detailed techno-economic evaluation was performed using Flownex®. This involved a baseline model of a deep mine system and a retrofitted model with Air Cooling Units (ACU). The results showed that by implementing the ACU instead of conventional cooling methods the mine was not only cooled efficiently at depths in excess of 2km (1.2 miles), but substantial savings (25% to 50%) were made in terms of running cost. Furthermore, the best customized solution could be provided to the client taking each client’s existing infrastructure and requirements into account.

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