Aggreko has decades of experience servicing mines across the globe.
Our flexible and modular energy solutions are ideal for day-to-day energy needs of the mining industry. Whether it is for a single day or for the long term, we can provide the power, cooling and heating your mine requires to operate. Furthermore, because we are the only global provider of flexible energy solutions and services, you’ll receive the same high standards wherever your mine is located.
Equipment power and load testing
The mining industry has its own set of regulations and standards when it comes to electrical equipment. It is crucial that miners adhere to such standards. At Aggreko, we understand the industry requirements and can provide a range of mine spec power equipment and accessories to ensure safety and efficiency on site.
A typical mine site has numerous equipment operating simultaneously which requires power. Our modular generators and battery storage is the ideal solution for flexible and scalable power at any stage of the mining life-cycle.
Load testing equipment at a mine site can ensure that potential problems and risks are identified before they present a serious issue in the future, including downtime and unnecessary costs. Our range of load banks are available to test and confirm output of various power equipment, or to simulate utilities during commissioning of plant if load is not available.
Rread about how we used our expertise to load test and provide back-up power for a major mine in Australia.
Shutdowns and outages
If you’ve ever planned a shutdown, you know how intense it can be.
Not only do you have to account for any downtime that might occur when equipment is taken offline, but there is always the possibility that shutdowns and outages might last longer than initially planned.
Today, thanks to an increase in reliable equipment, more monitoring systems, and predictive maintenance, shutdowns are less frequent than they used to be, but they still require a certain amount of planning, especially when it comes to power.
For the duration of the outage, you’ll need backup processes in place that might need different power requirements than your usual setup. On top of that, shutdowns often use intense bursts of energy; sometimes there are multiple maintenance services and repair processes happening at once which means power levels might drastically increase during this time. Considering your power needs before a planned shutdown can help mitigate any negative effects and keep downtime to an absolute minimum.
Keeping workers and equipment safe during a shutdown is also crucial for mines to ensure everything goes smoothly. Which is why we place such heavy emphasis on ensuring our systems and solutions adhere to the highest standards around the world.
Powering shovel walks
Power shovels are large machines used for digging and loading earth for mineral extraction, requiring a mobile power source during relocations. Aggreko are the pioneers when it comes to providing modular motivators saving you time and money.
Read our case study to find out how we worked with one of our customers to relocate their equipment whilst maintaining power throughout the transition.
Temperature control for mining operations
Temperature control for safety showers
Complying with the local Safety Shower Standard is vital for ensuring personnel safety when working with hazardous chemicals. A typical standard mandates that safety showers be within ten seconds or fifteen meters from potential hazards. Additionally, a minimum water flow rate of 75.5L/minute must be maintained for fifteen minutes, effectively flushing out chemicals without causing harm. Moreover, tepid water is required to prevent scalding or thermal burns. Adhering to these guidelines ensures the well-being of employees in case of a chemical incident.
Our modular temperature control solutions offer several advantages. They enable safe shower operation during emergencies, regulate the water temperature for safety showers and eye washes, prevent exacerbating injuries, and enhance overall safety for mine staff.
Mill / Furness re-line
All mineral grinding mills suffer high wear rates of their internal components. Every tonne of mineral ore must be processed through the grinding mills. When the grinding circuit is stopped for necessary maintenance, the cash flow of the entire mine site effectively ceases.
Our temperature control solutions come with several key advantages. They are specifically designed to minimize furnace relining time, proven to expedite the cool-down process without compromising the structure, and ensure the safety and extended working capabilities of relining personnel. By saving on manpower and time, these solutions reduce HSE risks for reliners and create a cooler, safer atmosphere for their work.
Comfort cooling for accommodation
Most structures on a typical mine site are temporary and therefore would need some form of modular cooling and heating.
Our modular HVAC solutions offer a range of compelling advantages. They enhance productivity and ensure safe working conditions by preventing dehydration. The optimized working environment leads to increased productivity and improved staff retention, resulting in higher-quality workmanship.
Conveyor belt splicing is the process of joining together two pieces of conveyor belt. Usually, this is done to either elongate the original conveyor belt or to repair a torn or damaged conveyor belt.
Aggreko's flexible HVAC solutions present numerous benefits. By controlling humidity during the belt splicing process, we effectively reduce shutdown time and enhance the longevity of the product. Furthermore, our solutions prevent humidity from negatively impacting the product's quality, resulting in improved standards. The overall outcome includes increased productivity and reduced downtime, leading to greater operational efficiency.