Optimising Processing Plan Capacity

Commodity: Iron Ore
Industry: Port & Rail
Expertise: Asset Management


PPM were engaged to improve train load-out throughput and reliability.

  • The PPM engineers that developed new PLC and SCADA standards functional operating specifications and then rewrote all PLC and HMI code and commissioned these changes during plant operations.
  • The team eliminated maintenance downtime due to code errors; Reduced operator errors and optimised train load-out by implementing reliable automatic control; Established a Remote Operations Centre in five months at a low capital cost to enable overall system control.
  • Facility ore processing capacity increased by ~ 3Mtpa plus and rail capacity increased by ~ 1Mtpa, while maintenance costs fell by $3.6Mpa as a result of a 7% increase in production run hours.
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