Coal Preparation Services

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The Coal Preparation Services hub focuses on maximising the performance and reducing the costs of your fixed plant asset through a unique mix of A&B Mylec’s experienced metallurgists and fixed plant management team. The Coal Preparation Services hub achieves benefits for our broad range of clients through operational focused identification and rectification mechanisms. Specifically, we assist in our core business areas of coal quality, process optimisation and plant operation. In particular, provision of experienced site coal quality personnel, senior process engineers, plant managers and project managers to deliver operational benefits including real yield and quality improvements from new and existing CHPP infrastructure.

“Reduce your cost of operation through optimisation of resource and asset strategies”
  • Remote CHPP Health Checks – a review of the operating conditions of your CHPP through site generated SCADA and other operational / production data.
  • Site Visual Inspections – identifies the priority areas for action and improvement. This will provide an important baseline of plant performance opportunities which can deliver the greatest immediate term value to the whole of mine revenue per feed tonne.
  • Mini Audits – to quantify individual circuit and whole of plant yield and quality impacts from inefficiency within the CHPP through assessing actual versus simulated performance.
  • Debottlenecking Studies – identify the major items of equipment and circuits limiting the plant feed rate of the CHPP.
  • Laboratory Inspections and Audits – to ensure that the lab information generated is reliable and that it is being utilised effectively and importantly delivers the needs for both product quality control and plant performance optimisation.
  • Reconciliation of Tonnage and Quality – across all aspects of the coal chain to ensure that the whole of mine tonnage, yield and quality are aligned with mine plan and budget expectations, with a critical focus on confirmation the primary measurement mechanisms which are required to deliver accuracy in this assessment.
  • Commissioning Assistance – 24/7 coverage by experienced personnel to minimise the lag time from completion of construction to operation at full design feed rates and expected efficiencies.
  • Performance Guarantee Contract Documentation & Assessment – to ensure the critical design and metallurgical performance expectations is delivered in the installed plant. This is the critical and usually last phase of metallurgical risk mitigation for the project and provides the trigger point for project completion and other Contractual milestones for both upgraded and new plants.
  • Customised Operator Training – to refine operator training specific to your CHPP. This may be associated with an identified competency enhancement need such as implementation of Trigger / Action / Response procedures for improved plant control and optimisation, or be linked to an upgrade or new plant project.
  • Metallurgical and Operating Mentoring – training from the vast experience of ABM personnel on the optimisation of CHPPs, providing you with the necessary skills and delivering important residual IP to your business.
  • CHPP Operating Costs Reduction Investigations – reviewing a combination of operations and maintenance processes and procedures to identify operational improvement opportunities.
  • Contract Metallurgical and Management Support – because everyone needs to have a break, A&B Mylec can provide short and medium term experienced personnel to your operation.

The Coal Preparation Services hub has the skills, the knowledge, and the suite of experienced personnel to successfully meet any of your CHPP operational, performance and management needs.

Contact us to discuss how we can deliver operational cost savings to your mining operation.

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