Increase Production and Reduce Waste for the Mining Fixed Plant

Performance of equipment, products, and teams in a mining fixed plant is important for increased production and reduction of waste. From crushers to conveyors, to tipplers, an understanding of processes and assets, as well as identifying waste loss points and inefficiencies are critical.

Stabilize the Production Process – Reduce delays and losses by using Delay Accounting

20% to 30% gains in stable throughput is often possible just by identifying and removing the primary causes for delays and losses.  Whether it be equipment failures, bottleneck congestion, unexpected feed variability or operator missteps, it all leads to production degradation and/or instability. Continuous improvement teams require tools to analyze the most common causes of these delays as well as the locations in the process they are likely to occur:
  • Automatically capture all delays (equipment downtime and slow running processes)
  • Identify the cause and the locations of the delays
  • Classify/categorize the delays
  • Powerful ad-hoc analysis environment for continuous improvement
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One View Across All Fixed Plant Equipment Supports Performance-to-Target

  • Capture all the production, equipment data across all your equipment
  • Capture production loss
  • Capture Causes Interface to existing control equipment from different vendorsInterface to existing SCADA, automation systemsReliable, scalable data capture
  • Requires minimal, or no changes, to control systems
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Optimize Production Processes with Reduced Variability and Maximized Throughput with Advanced Process Control

Connect directly to a wide variety of automation systems and use both real-time and historical data to analyze, identify and model the significant cause-and-effect relationships in a process.  Using Model Predictive Control, operations can realize their full potential by moving the process closer to active constraints, resulting in reduced process variability and increased profits.
  • Reduce standard deviation, usually by a factor of two or greater
  • Increase throughput by as much as 5%
  • Improve process yields from 2-10%
  • Lower specific energy consumption by 3-10%
  • Decrease waste, reworking, and recycling costs
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Operate to Maintain and Maintain to Operate – Synchronizing the Operation

There is a fine balance between the production and maintenance teams. Too much scheduled maintenance and the production teams have less breathing room for meeting targets. In turn, this may cause the production teams to push the equipment harder resulting in more unscheduled breakdowns. Coming together to understand that fine balance requires a system that employs an effective time usage model in reporting delays.
  • Drill-in analytics identifies bottlenecks and delivers data on stoppages and delays
  • Maximize the efficiency of production by calculating time around utilization and availability
  • Maintenance optimizes reliability by focusing on the highest impact breakdowns
  • Focus production on projects that address the biggest process issues
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Optimize Maintenance to Reduce Cost and Maximize Production

Optimize maintenance performance and efficiency through investments in condition monitoring and predictive analytics. Use real-time information to monitor the health and performance of critical assets, giving personnel the insight needed to make timely and informed operational and maintenance decisions.
  • Condition-based maintenance (CBM) for common assets such as pumps, fans, etc. uses rule-based logic where rules don’t change during operations
  • Predictive maintenance for critical assets including shovels, trucks, mills, etc., which relies on continuous monitoring of assets for advanced problem warnings
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Digitizing Maintenance Activities to Automate, Designate, and Collaborate

Connect a mobile workforce through digitization and increase the profitability of overall operations. Ensure consistent and efficient execution of best practices by a maintenance workforce through continuous improvement, and providing the most relevant information required at their fingertips, wherever they are and whenever they need it.
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Proven Increased Equipment Performance

  • Up to 20%  increase  in throughput gain from existing assets
  • Up to 50% reduction in plant stoppages and a decrease in cost per ton of production
  • Account for delays in terms of lost time lost production tons and lost revenue
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Mining Professional Services for Value Realization

  • Augment your internal project capability with proven subject matter experts and engineers who can help you unlock the value within your business and maximize your returns.
  • AVEVA’s team of experts and our highly qualified partners globally can deliver insights into untapped improvement potential and then apply proven and sustainable technology solutions to these problems where the highest returns can be realized by the business in the shortest time possible.
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