Coversprocedures concerning site preparation, technical procedures, quality control and equipment to direct the efforts of field personnel in collecting surface data needed for determining the volume of bulk material in a stock pile. These procedures include practile and accepted methods of surface point data collection for use in determining volumes by computer analysis, such as Krigging, TIN, (Triangular Irregular Network), and geometric methods.
No standard currently exists. This standard will be used to provide a method for consistency between surveys and the reporting of stockpile volumes by providing accurate and through data used in determining volumes. This standard will be used by providers of and users of a service that reports the volume of stock piled material for inventory reconcilation etc.
Keywordsinventory; stockpile; survey; volume
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