Industry assets are at the heart of organizations’ production activities. The durability of both infrastructure and industrial assets (buildings, bridges, various networks, tanks, conveyors, crushers, lifting facilities, tailings ponds, etc.) is of paramount importance.
Managers must maintain the overall health of their asset inventory. Extending the life of assets allows to postpone direct investments in the most important ones. The financial pressure naturally decreases over time, thanks to the extension of their lifespan.
The asset management stream of the mining sector’s digital transformation is well under way and very necessary. Whether we consider the issues of productivity, safety, the environment or competitiveness on global markets, several reasons motivate the search for sustainable asset lifecycle management solutions. Fortunately, the accessibility of modern technology performance tools now facilitates their adoption and the achievement of measurable and therefore useful results. This article provides an overview of what digitization represents in an effective asset durability management approach at a mining company.
Turntables have existed since the 1830s, but nowadays they must adapt to brand-new requirements, which we will address in this article. We will also try to answer the question of how to transform them without generating exorbitant costs, while minimizing shutdown times?
Whether it’s a train derailment, a collapsed culvert or a highway blocked by an accident, Jean-Pierre has seen everything is his long career. Emergency responses often receive heavy media coverage, but what happens behind the scenes? Here is an informal discussion that plunges us into the reality of emergency responses by engineers.
How would we respond to a collapsed culvert that forces Autoroute 20 to close on a Friday afternoon, or to the breakdown of a crowded passenger train?
Let’s find out!
With a North American market estimated at $ 4.4 billion by 2025, smart parking is one of the fastest growing in the Internet of Things universe and is widely used around the world. In fact, its return on investment turns out to be much faster than one might imagine.
In August 2009, a major landslide occurred at the Lac d’amiante Mine, causing the complete closing of a section of Route 112, located between Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine and Black-Lake in Thetford Mines. Thousands of tonnes of rock that had served as the road bed ended up at the bottom of the open pit mine, making all traffic impossible.