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ADVANCED ANALYSIS GIVES ALUMINA AND CEMENT CALCINERS A VIRTUAL GUARANTEE

Posted on May 29, 2014

In Australia there are a number of alumina and cement calciners operating; of these some are scaled up designs with no real engineering input. They have failed at an operational level leading to large outages / maintenance issues. All of this could have been circumvented with design studies using Advanced Analysis. Consider the cost of […]

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ADVANCED ANALYSIS (THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE)

Posted on May 23, 2014

Advanced Analysis in the digital environment has emerged as a key economic weapon in engineering projects. Those companies that adopt the new digital approach to engineering and design will have the competitive advantage when it comes to the delivery of high risk designs or new unproven process technology. With access to digital advanced analysis tools […]

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ENGINEERING COLLABORATION RECOGNISED AT 2014 ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

Posted on May 23, 2014

Two leading edge industrial companies from Wollongong say it’s a significant achievement for their association to make the shortlist of finalist’s at the 2014 Endeavour Awards night. Both Leussink Engineering and SOTO Consulting Engineers knew when they designed and built the SWIFTA it would be noticed, largely because no solution of its type truly existed […]

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VIRTUAL SIMULATION OF PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY & CALCINERS

Posted on May 23, 2014

Large-scale calciners used in mineral processing can be analysed at the design stage to mitigate the technical risk associated with the process technology and materials used in the construction of these plants. Advanced Analysis implemented at the start of a project provides a ‘virtual guarantee’ and takes much pressure off the EPCM (engineering, procurement, and […]

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Pressure on bulk handling plant capacity in Australian mining presents risk to management

Posted on April 28, 2014

Company owners and managers are exposing their sites to a hidden risk with the rising pressure to increase resource processing rates in all of Australia’s mining and quarrying regions. The bulk handling capacities of processing plants are being pushed to the extreme, a situation that is exacerbated with site owners having never tested their technologies […]

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EXCEEDING BULK HANDLING PLANT CAPACITY

Posted on April 23, 2014

UNANDERRA, NSW – Australia’s materials handling sector may well be the indicator for the industry on a global level, where pressures to achieve greater processing rates have unearthed a hidden risk for company owners and managers. Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for the very first time, and these are unchartered […]

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BEYOND PLANT CAPACITY LIMITS

Posted on February 17, 2014

With the pressures rising for greater resources processing rates in all of Australia’s mining and quarrying regions, there is a hidden risk for company owners and managers. Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for the very first time, and these are unchartered waters for site owners that have never […]

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LIGHTER PLANTS, HEAVIER STRESS ON INDUSTRIES

Posted on February 17, 2014

It is widespread knowledge that modern business conditions have generally led to more imported plant and equipment into the Australian market used right across industry. What is less recognised is that entire processing plants are also affected by such market dynamics, unearthing a lack of contingency planning for owners when operating problems unexpectedly hit. Resources […]

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, IS FUTURE PROOF.

Posted on February 17, 2014

The rate of research and development (R&D) across Australia’s industries has slipped in the last 10 years, yet the founder and Managing Director a longstanding engineering and design company says the ingredients for its revival have never gone away. In fact, says Mr Frank Soto of Soto Consulting Engineers, poor recognition of internal capabilities often […]

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SUSTAINABLE CAPEX FOR GAINS IN AUSTRALIAN MINING

Posted on February 17, 2014

Due to the specific type of engineering work refined over decades in the NSW industrial sector of Illawarra, mining companies in distant WA may find a new type of efficiency option in the quest to minimise expenses at the top of the resources chain. Servicing the likes of Billiton, BlueScope, Boral and others in the […]

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