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Case Study #1
Posted: April 1, 2012
A mining company with four separate operations required a strategy for maintaining diesel engines for cleaner emissions that could be implemented and standardized across the board.
The solution: UGAS emissions measurement systems were put in place at all four sites along with engine diagnostic tools. Training was provided for more than 100 mechanics on proper emissions testing protocols and the use of the UGAS system as well as engine maintenance and performance verification. Training was also provided to operators and mine production trainers on proper engine operation protocols. Technical support staff were trained for maintaining and calibrating the emissions testing equipment and engine diagnostic tools. Each site now has mechanics on all shift crews trained and able to perform testing and verification as well as a site trainer that is able to update training and provide training to new mechanics. The complete program has been integrated with the computerized maintenance management (CMMS) system so that emissions histories and engine specific maintenance histories are stored and accessed by maintenance managers.