Power backup for shutdowns
If you’ve ever planned a shutdown, you know how intense it can be. Coordinating all the resources, equipment, tools and parts to keep everything on track can be challenging for even the most experienced team.
Not only do you have to account for any downtime that might occur when equipment is taken offline for maintenance, but there is always the possibility that shutdowns and outages might last longer than initially planned.
If that happens, do you have systems in place to avoid losing thousands in revenue?
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.