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Gold/Copper Mine Maintenance Optimisation


Our Role

SMEC’s primary objective was to optimise the Maintenance function and its support to the business through increased planning capabilities and delivered:

  • Review of maintenance plans, task list and BOMs with planners
  • All SAP data downloaded for client review and updated prior to completion in actual system
  • Functional location set for deletion, with all work orders, maintenance plans and task lists relocated to the next appropriate location
  • Crushing, grinding, flotation, filtering, reagent mixing, leaching and met lab processes:
    • A total of 10,007 productive units existed for these processes with maintainable items
    • 40 productive unit functional locations were inactivated and set for deletion
    • 98 level five productive functional locations created
    • 28 maintainable item functional locations created
    • 4509 maintainable item functional locations inactivated and set for deletion
    • 476 new assemblies created
    • 920 assemblies added to the correct level five or six functional locations for BOM creation
    • 97 assembly descriptions updated to match functional location manufacture and model
    • 17 new manufacture and model numbers created
    • 88 productive unit functional locations verified in plant for correct manufacturer and model references
    • 54 productive functional locations renamed to divide 52 cyclones into two separate packs.

Project Overview

SMEC’s client is a major mining company with significant Gold/Copper mine operations in the south west of the USA that accounts for one-third of the client’s worldwide gold production. Employing approximately 500 staff, the mine’s main product is gold.


Location:
USA
Technical Area:
Resources & Industry
Client:
Confidential


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