Measuring and improving operator performance on large mining equipment

M. M. Kahraman*

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Abstract

Mining as an industry is in the middle of commodity price upheaval that is wiping out many mining firms. Only the companies that have adapted right technology and data driven decision making culture will survive after each commodity price cycle. Latest technological solutions made it possible to track materials and equipment in every step of mining; from the face to plant to facilitate decision making process. Mines are investing in equipment monitoring technology with the expectation of gaining large increases in equipment productivity and reliability. Simply buying the technology does not result in achieving the promised benefits. Only a holistic approach can achieve these benefits, considering the people (analytical skills and culture), the process (deliberate means of using the data), and the platform (analytical technology). One of the principle methods for achieving this advantage is through increasing productivity and equipment health of major production equipment. This paper presents a case study using equipment monitoring technology as part of an operator performance system for a major machine asset: a dragline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMCET 2019 - Proceedings of the 26th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey
EditorsHakan Benzer, Namik Aydogan, Mehmet Karadeniz, Okay Altun, Hakan Dundar, Mehtap Gulsun Kilic, Ece Kundak, Emre Yilmazkaya, Pelin Kertmen
PublisherBaski
Pages1617-1624
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9786050112733
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey, IMCET 2019 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 16 Apr 201919 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIMCET 2019 - Proceedings of the 26th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey

Conference

Conference26th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey, IMCET 2019
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period16/04/1919/04/19

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Continuous improvement
  • Dragline
  • Operator
  • Performance measurement

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