Bluefield AMS Blog

Team Alignment to Improve Mining Equipment Reliability

Team Alignment to Improve Mining Equipment Reliability Bluefield are often asked to assist companies to turn around the performance of their equipment reliability and availability. When we are presented with a reactive environment we almost always find misalignment between the key sections; planning, execution and reliability. In the worst cases people are nervous and are looking to blame the other areas, which creates further misalignment. It is never possible to fix these situations by just working with one section. It always requires cooperation, no surprise! [...]

Speed up Defect Elimination and Reliability Improvement by Keeping Failed Parts

Speed up Defect Elimination and Reliability Improvement by Keeping Failed Parts Recently, Bluefield shared an article encouraging maintenance teams to collect and analysis their failed parts in order to improve the quality of work. The article is here and explains the importance of having a failed parts bin for learning and PM improvement. [...]

Lifecycle Cost Management and Capital Efficiency

Lifecycle Cost Management and Capital Efficiency It’s a challenging time in mining with reduced commodity prices and it is critical in this market to ensure that capital spend is optimised. This means that it is essential to ensure that any capital decision will actually deliver the best business bottom line outcomes. [...]

Prolonging Wheelset Life - Jon Grose

Prolonging Wheelset Life by Reducing Flange Wear [...]

Is Your Oil Sampling Program Delivering Value?

In these very competitive times we need to question the value of every dollar invested in managing assets. Is it time to scale back Oil Sampling for Condition Monitoring of mining fleets? [...]

Asset Management Operational Readiness - Project Learning

At the completion of any project it is always good practice to capture learning, from good and bad experiences, in order to continue to improve future projects. The review from our most recent Asset Management operational readiness project unearthed the following learnings. Maybe some of these are project specific but we hope you can relate to them. Also for context the project was a greenfield bulk materials handling terminal and the asset management part of the ops readiness started 3/4 of the way through construction. That is obviously not ideal but often occurs in reality so we had to deal with it and deliver. [...]

Unsolicited Letter of Appreciation for Asset Management Operational Readiness

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Planning Feedback - By Mark Ringsgwandl

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