Shutdown reduction delivers many benefits
Tue January, 5th 2021
Looking to increase productivity, a Queensland coal mine approached Elastomers Australia to investigate increasing the production campaign from three to four weeks. Our consultative approach delivered a range of major benefits for the client.
Elastomers Australia client solutions specialists consulted with site and inspected existing site conditions and equipment. Collaboratively, the Elastomers Australia Innovations Team developed a solution which delivered the desired four-week lifecycle and increase in productivity. In addition, the Elastomers Australia Solutions Team customised and implemented a service maintenance program to reduce the risk of
unscheduled downtime and improving overall OHS exposure.
Shutdowns were changed from a three-week cycle to four weeks.
Production time increased by 96 hours for each four-week cycle.
Costs for parts reduced significantly over the year.
An additional 49,440 product tonnes could be produced each year.
A new maintenance program resulted in significant reductions in safety risk.
Combined savings and additional production resulted in bottom-line improvement of $4.5 million per annum.