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How Technology Can Help Miners Improve Brownfield Operations

Posted in Asset Optimization, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, May 20th, 2013. One comment so far
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As miners face many economic and technical headwinds, Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the metals and mining and power industry teams, describes how technology can improve mine productivity by reducing unplanned downtime. If you’ve picked up the newspaper recently, you’ve likely read about several stated changes in investment strategies for mining companies. In the Wall Street […]

The Age Old Question-Trucks or Conveyors?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 8th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris, on the metals & mining and alternative energy industry teams, explores trade offs of trucks and conveyors in mining operations. This past week Vale SA from Brazil made an interesting announcement when they said they were investing $20 billion to eliminate their truck fleets and install long-haul conveyors. The complete project includes […]

The Growing Need for Services in Mining

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals, Technologies on Monday, February 25th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the alternative energy and metals & mining team notes the growing role technology and services play in making mining operations more efficient. There aren’t many days that pass without an article that addresses the ever-changing global mining market. Many large miners have been in flux recently, incurring very large write downs […]

If it Moves—Monitor it!

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals, Plant Equipment on Monday, October 17th, 2011. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Dan Nower, a member of the machinery health management team, provides his thoughts on the importance of monitoring mechanical assets in mining operations: As pointed out by Emerson’s Michael Pearson last week, the supply of copper is expected to be at a large deficit in 2011. It appears to be the same for other […]