ResTech in conjunction with Ampcontrol have been awarded the 2013 National Engineers Australia Innovation Award for our project on the management of VSD earth leakage currents in fault limited networks.
ResTech’s submission covered seven years of research including analysing phenomena, developing simulations, conducting underground research, educating the industry and developing VSDguard a protection regime to monitor VSDs and protect plant and personnel.
The judges described the project as ‘an excellent example of engineering problem solving resulting in the development of a product with international marketing potential. Ampcontrol with ResTech took information that all others saw as "noise" and used it to identify and clear potential hazardous situations in underground mines. The company has applied advanced investigative techniques, modelling and design to produce the product.’