- Anglo American
- 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
- Western Australia
- Black Hats, White Hats, and Hard Hats – The Need for Encryption in Mining and Resources
Mineral Blue announces Fedora, a socially responsible encryption system. Are you concerned by criminals having access to strong encryption? You’re right to be worried. Modern encryption is virtually impossible for governments to crack. That means criminals can operate in secret. At the same time, honest people need access to cryptography. Without it, every innocent transaction is … Continue reading Black Hats, White Hats, and Hard Hats – The Need for Encryption in Mining and Resources
- Hazards of Welding Fume: Taking a Closer Inspection
Increasing knowledge about the health hazards associated with breathing welding fumes and gases above certain concentrations and the serious illnesses that can result emphasises the need to educate, train and provide welders with appropriate protection. Written in partnership by David Chippendale, Marketing Manager at Australian Welding Supplies (AWS) and Terry Gorman, Senior Occupational Hygienist and Technical Specialist from … Continue reading Hazards of Welding Fume: Taking a Closer Inspection
- Monitoring the gearbox during lifetime is most important
Alignment free drives ensure that the motor, fluid coupling and gearbox are always perfectly aligned to prevent early bearing or gear failure. The drives feature a low-level oil switch, oil temperature RTD, desiccant breather and central grease points. They also have high speed in situ accelerometers to constantly measure vibration levels. All these accessories aid … Continue reading Monitoring the gearbox during lifetime is most important
- Online learning is transforming the way we skill staff
In today’s digitized business world, traditional in-class learning and training is becoming less and less prominent with individuals and businesses opting for an online learning environment instead.
- How Mobile, Cloud-Based Systems Will Change Mining Operations
Mineral Blue is an advanced, cloud-based Safe Work system for the mining and resources industries. Do permit queues waste time? Do you believe your isolations could be done safer and smarter? Then Mineral Blue could be the answer. We believe that mobile, cloud-based systems will change mining operations, to the same degree as as Internet … Continue reading How Mobile, Cloud-Based Systems Will Change Mining Operations
- A New And Better Way To Troubleshoot Machine Problems
To the savvy maintenance professional, industrial machinery almost ‘talks’ to reveal its condition. The key to success is in understanding what the machine is saying. To detect problems, the professional ‘listens’ in many ways: With eyes and ears, to see and hear conditions. And now the maintenance professional has a valuable new way not just to … Continue reading A New And Better Way To Troubleshoot Machine Problems
- Why Is Insurance For Mining Contractors So Important?
The mining industry is a demanding industry. With demand come errors of judgment from time to time. It’s when these errors do happen, that a suitable liability insurance policy specific to your industry can protect you and your business against injuries, accidents and/or property damage suffered whilst on the job. To find out how insurance policies … Continue reading Why Is Insurance For Mining Contractors So Important?
- Smartsense Atmospheric And Environmental Monitoring System
Becker Mining Systems is a leading global supplier of unique solutions for the mining industry. Its solutions, which include Energy Distribution, Automation, Communication, Transportation and Roof Support have evolved from its clients’ needs and years of international experience. Communication is crucial in the underground mining industry to provide a safe, productive and profitable operation. Becker Varis … Continue reading Smartsense Atmospheric And Environmental Monitoring System
- Bearing Contamination – How to Prevent a Problem that Causes 25 per cent of All Premature Failures
Bearing reliability is a crucial component of productivity and uptime in expensive machinery and plant throughout industries such as mining, manufacturing, bulk handling and primary production. If a bearing fails, production can grind to a halt. In challenging environments or operations where the risk of contamination is high, this Sealed Spherical Roller Bearing (SRB) is … Continue reading Bearing Contamination – How to Prevent a Problem that Causes 25 per cent of All Premature Failures
- Reducing Fatigue Risk Through Technology
One of the most overlooked influencers in human error and accident causation is the effect of fatigue. It is often regarded as a contributing factor with no real solution, rather than a primary casual factor that can be prevented. This whitepaper looks at the many different types of technology available to measure fatigue levels and/or … Continue reading Reducing Fatigue Risk Through Technology
- 5 reasons to specify an ATEX and IECEx approved crane in hazardous environments
Cranes and hoists often operate in hazardous, dangerous and potentially explosive areas, where a single incident can cause significant, personal injury, damage, downtime and loss of income or production. In addition to being indispensable to manufacturing, processing and distribution operations – where often, if the cranes stop, business stops – cranes and hoists are also … Continue reading 5 reasons to specify an ATEX and IECEx approved crane in hazardous environments
- Online Learning is Transforming The Way We Skill Staff
In today’s digitised business world, traditional in-class learning and training is becoming less and less prominent with individuals and businesses opting for an online learning experience instead. From webinars to e-conferences, online courses and even virtual classrooms, organisations can choose from a range of different interactive online platforms that upskill staff, provide personal development opportunities … Continue reading Online Learning is Transforming The Way We Skill Staff
- Is Indoor Air Quality a Problem For You?
In Australia, there is growing public awareness regarding the health and comfort of people operating within homes, schools, and workplaces with poor indoor air quality. Some years ago TechRental’s product manager added some Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) analysing instruments to its vast fleet of test and measurement products. This sparked the curiosity to investigate the measurement … Continue reading Is Indoor Air Quality a Problem For You?
- 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 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 1500 C. The … Continue reading Mining Fires – Is Your Site Safe?
- Secure And Flexible Data Management Solution Designed To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset
Geobank 2017 is a secure and flexible data management solution designed to protect your most valuable asset – your geological data. Most mining and exploration companies struggle to maintain the quality, integrity and usability of their essential data. Some of the problems with inaccurate data are visible, but unfortunately this is not always the case. … Continue reading Secure And Flexible Data Management Solution Designed To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset
- ePermit At St Fergus Gas Terminal
St Fergus Gas Terminal in north-east Scotland is a notoriously difficult construction site given it location. It’s also a nationally critical gas infrastructure facility providing 20% of the UK’s gas needs, via the National Grid plant to the National Transmission System. To prevent terrorism the site is protected 24 hours a day by armed police guards. It … Continue reading ePermit At St Fergus Gas Terminal
- The Gateway To The Digital World In Mining And Construction
The user friendly and reliable Sandvik Control System forms the backbone of load and haul, and drilling machines. It is essential for operating mining automation products, such as Sandvik’s AutoMine, AutoMine Tele Remote and OptiMine. To find out more, download the infographic by filling in the form below.
- Ensuring Plant Safety With The Latest Innovation In Circuit Breakers
Energy efficiency and reliability are some of the biggest issues facing industrial plants today. At the same time, the demand placed on DC voltage supply is continually increasing, and having the right circuit breakers is crucial. Circuit breakers are necessary in almost every industry across manufacturing. Electronic circuit breakers are far superior to mechanical circuit … Continue reading Ensuring Plant Safety With The Latest Innovation In Circuit Breakers
- Wake Up To Driver Fatigue And Distraction Monitoring
Operators, regulators, authorities acknowledge the inherent risks of driver fatigue and distraction is implicated in approximately 60 per cent of mining accidents and up to 30 per cent of road crashes while the Federal Government estimates road crashes cost the Australian economy $27 billion per year. There is also big difference between workers fatigue and … Continue reading Wake Up To Driver Fatigue And Distraction Monitoring
- Cloud-Based Safe Work System For The Mining And Resources industries
Mineral Blue is an advanced, cloud-based safe work system for the mining and resources industries. Mineral Blue is an iSSoW system – an integrated Safe System of Work – or a Safe Work system. The keynote of Mineral Blue is simplicity. It has been developed to streamline safety processes using the Internet and mobile devices. By reducing … Continue reading Cloud-Based Safe Work System For The Mining And Resources industries