- BHP Billiton
- Bowen Basin
- contract mining engineering and services
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Hunter Valley
- iron ore
- job cuts
- mergers and acquisitions
- minesite vehicles
- mining accident
- mining jobs
- New Zealand
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- underground mining
- Western Australia
- 6 Ways To Decrease The Oil Cost On A Mine Site
This Total Oil article explains 6 practical tips for mining companies to make savings on mine sites. These steps help mining companies reduce their controllable costs. Download it now.
- Explosion Proof: As Serious As It Sounds
Industries such as oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, coal mine, steel mill, paint & coating are known to operate in explosive environments but also industries, which are not directly associated with hazardous conditions, need to consider explosion proof safety measures. This whitepaper explains why explosion-proof certified equipment has become increasingly important and how MHE-Demag has … Continue reading Explosion Proof: As Serious As It Sounds
- Surveillance and In-Vehicle Computing
The right controller solution is essential for effective monitoring on mine sites. Power over Ethernet-based camera set-ups represent an increasingly popular option, offering ruggedness, high performance, and flexibility benefits. They are frequently in remote environments, host millions of dollars’ worth of capital put to the job of extracting countless tonnes of valuable material from the … Continue reading Surveillance and In-Vehicle Computing
- MV Technology Drives New Industrial Efficiency
Increasing efficiency while keeping costs down is one of the main priorities for companies in the mining industry. When it comes to large bulk transportation, low voltage variable speed drives (LV VSDs) motors are no longer proving cost effective or energy efficient, particularly as turbulent commodity prices can often create a strain for mining companies. This … Continue reading MV Technology Drives New Industrial Efficiency
- Scorpio Gold Corporation: A Micromine and Geobank Case Study
This case study shows that after identifying that their methods of data management and mine design were, at the time, not up to industry best practice, Scorpio Gold Corporation began using the latest MICROMINE solutions in 2010, implementing the leading exploration and 3D mine design solution, Micromine and in 2015 implementing Geobank to ensure secure … Continue reading Scorpio Gold Corporation: A Micromine and Geobank Case Study
- Maximising Efficiency and Success of Water Handling Solutions
In the current industrial climate that demands cost efficiencies under already tight budgetary constraints, it is essential to minimize non-revenue-specific Capex and Opex costs. These are often reviewed and managed in isolation, but the result can be lost productivity and increased operational costs or downtime, often over a long-term basis.
- Tier 4 Engines For Increased Efficiency
Vehicle emissions have a huge impact on the environment,which can be in the form of vibration, heat, noise, and exhaust emissions, and which directly impact the vehicle and workers. This whitepaper shows that there is no doubt that Sandvik Volvo Penta is the best Tier 4 engine on the market, accompanied by Sandvik’s Tier 2 engines, which are designed … Continue reading Tier 4 Engines For Increased Efficiency
- Mining Fires – Is Your Site Safe?
Most mine sites have flammable liquids. This means workers are threatened potential explosions, fires, burns and other hazards due to these liquids. This whitepaper shows how Bestech’s series of thermal imaging cameras can effectively prevent fires due to flammable liquids on your mine site – using extremely high optical resolutions and high measurement range of –20 to … Continue reading Mining Fires – Is Your Site Safe?
- How Software Solutions Can Help Mining Companies Increase Efficiency Levels
Downtime is the enemy of any mining operation. As well as being incredibly inefficient, equipment failure can cost miners thousands of dollars in revenue, output and time. This whitepaper shows how software is part of the solution to reduce downtime for miners. Miners who use software solutions like automation, big data and analytics can reduce … Continue reading How Software Solutions Can Help Mining Companies Increase Efficiency Levels
- Dusting Off Traditional Chutes
Dust. It’s a dirty word in the bulk handling industry and can be associated with several other words and phrases, such as maintenance costs, worker safety, plant safety, diminished quality, and contamination. This whitepaper shows how organisations and government agencies across the globe have regulations for dry bulk materials handling, and while the measurements and … Continue reading Dusting Off Traditional Chutes
- Graco Matrix Total Fluid Management System
Inefficient processes, outdated equipment and material wastage during vehicle maintenance can lead to significant decreases in productivity and profit for the mining, trucking, and commercial vehicle service industries. This whitepaper shows that although quality control and quality assurance (QA) processes are put in place to ensure the minimisation of errors, factors such as shrinkage and … Continue reading Graco Matrix Total Fluid Management System
- A Smarter 3D Sensor – Providing Safe & Reliable Control Systems For Mobile Machine
The Australian environment presents some of the harshest working conditions for industries across the board; from extreme temperatures to dust, wind, rain, floods and exposure to sunlight. This whitepaper shows with mobile machines and vehicles playing such a crucial role within the mining, transportation and agricultural industries, they must be able to not only withstand these arduous conditions, but perform at the highest … Continue reading A Smarter 3D Sensor – Providing Safe & Reliable Control Systems For Mobile Machine
- How Digital Controllers Can Improve Safety and Efficiency
Nothing is more important than workplace health for industries like mining and manufacturing. In 2000-01, 2.98 per cent of mining employees made a serious claim due to an incident, compared to 1.75 per cent of employees in other industries. However, this figure dropped to 1.42 per cent by 2011-12, but it was still high compared … Continue reading How Digital Controllers Can Improve Safety and Efficiency
- Slicing Through Inefficiencies – Cutting Plant Downtime with the Victaulic Knife Gate Valve
Victaulic is known for its forward-thinking approach when designing innovative products that enable customers to realise real savings in downtime and costs. This whitepaper shows how, with the introduction of their unprecedented Knife Gate Valve design, Victaulic has once again put the customer’s need for faster, more efficient maintenance practices at the centre of development.
- Fluke Mining Solutions
The mining industry covers a wide range of operations, both above and below ground, such as coal, precious metals, non-precious metals, other minerals, and aggregates, sand and stone. People who work in the mining industry know how unforgiving and potentially dangerous these environments can be. It is critical to maintain stable, continuous operations without sacrificing … Continue reading Fluke Mining Solutions
- Wireless Pressure Gauge Technology for the 21st Century
Process industry pressure gauges have been serving the industry since their invention more than 160 years ago. These mechanical gauges offer relatively good measurement at a low price. However, they routinely fail, provide unreliable information, and cause concern for plant operators. Important maintenance decisions made based on readings from these gauges may compromise plant safety … Continue reading Wireless Pressure Gauge Technology for the 21st Century
- How software solutions remove risk & increase compliance
With the need to ensure consistent workforce support, not only in terms of compliance but also payroll, getting it right every time is critical. Automated systems ensure not only the smooth running of payroll systems, but also provide accurate and comprehensive reporting to make sure you’ve not only got an overview of your business, but … Continue reading How software solutions remove risk & increase compliance
- Face Master 2.5NVDR – Narrow vein single boom drilling rig
The face of mining is changing, as mines run deeper and miners chase narrower veins in compact work areas. To give miners the capability of evolving for this new standard, Mine Master have developed Face Master, a narrow vein single boom drilling rig to aid access in compact environments, without sacrificing performance or operation. For … Continue reading Face Master 2.5NVDR – Narrow vein single boom drilling rig
- Cutting Costs Proactively
Australian industry is entering a new age. From mining to manufacturing and everything in between, operators are looking to more effective and productive ways to utilise their equipment, and keep it running in peak condition. According to Siemens global head of customer service for Siemens’ industrial business, Dr. Thomas Moser, “Operational phases represent about 95 per cent of the lifecycle costs … Continue reading Cutting Costs Proactively
- Black Lung: Should the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls be turned upside down?
The resurgence of black lung in the Australian coal mining industry is a cause for concern. An increasing number of workers have been diagnosed with the disease, despite the belief that pneumoconiosis had been obliterated from our industrial landscape. But how did this happen? By letting our personal safety standards slip? The re-emergence of the disease in … Continue reading Black Lung: Should the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls be turned upside down?