Posts made in July, 2012

6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 2 of 3

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Equipment | 0 comments

6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 2 of 3

I want to thank everyone for their comments, LinkedIn messages and e-mails on my last blogpost, the first of this three part series on how to extend tire life at your mine. Through this blog, I have met lots of friends around the globe and appreciate everyone’s support. I want to remind everyone again to participate in two of my industry involvements, the first being the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining) Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee (MSGC) which has open membership; and the NWMA Mining conference where I am chairing the high technology session.

I also want to give a special thank you to Adam Gosling from TyreSafe Australia for proof-reading my blogpost. You can check out their website here.

With that, I will continue onto the Part 2 of this 3 part series, which is the third and fourth step to improve tire life at your mine operations:

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6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 1 of 3

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Equipment | 15 comments

6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 1 of 3

The topic of tires comes up regularly when it comes to the topic of improving the life of mine operations. Just 5 years ago, many mines were parking trucks because they didn’t have the rubber to replace blow-outs or accommodate new trucks coming in, largely due to the high metal prices and large demand of tires globally. Tires are the platform to any piece of non-track-type mobile equipment, which supports the load of the equipment, controls the direction of travel, absorbs road shocks and provides traction when needed. It is no surprise then that it has a direct correlation to the productivity of the machine, and thus the productivity of your mine. This blogpost is Part 1 of a 3 part series which will discuss the six basic steps to formulizing a program at your mine to extend tire life.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Northwest Mining Association: High Technology Session – December 2012

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Favorites, Technology | 0 comments

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Northwest Mining Association: High Technology Session – December 2012

Hello Everyone,

I will be chairing this year’s High Technology Session at NWMA (North West Mining Association) conference in Spokane, Washington this year in December 2012. Please read the session write-up below and if you are interested in submitting an abstract, please send them to me at vivien214 at gmail dot com.

Warmest Regards,

Vivien Hui

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High Technology Systems and Automation in Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

Area of Interest: Operations
Chair: Vivien Hui, Canadian Sales Manager, 3D-P, Calgary, AB, Canada

Session Description:

This session is focused on cutting edge technology that is between the beta stage and new implementation at a mine site. The aim of this session is to put forward the evaluations of innovation in the mining industry, share experiences, discuss new ideas and introduce efficiency opportunities through the use of new technolo- gies. Disciplines welcomed include all aspects of the mine cycle from early state exploration through the entire mine life cycle, in either surface or underground mining.

All presentations in this session will focus on utilizing new technologies to achieve operational excellence with ideas, opportunities, solutions and case studies. Joint presentations between OEM/OTM and mining company are encouraged.

 

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