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.

 

THE SOLUTION
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.

VALUE DELIVERED
CONTINUOUS OPERATION
Shutdowns were changed from a three-week cycle to four weeks.
ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY
Production time increased by 96 hours for each four-week cycle.
COSTS REDUCED
Costs for parts reduced significantly over the year.
INCREASED VOLUME
An additional 49,440 product tonnes could be produced each year.
REDUCED RISK
A new maintenance program resulted in significant reductions in safety risk.
INCREASED SAVINGS
Combined savings and additional production resulted in bottom-line improvement of $4.5 million per annum.

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