Shared Learning Library
Welcome to PEMAC's Shared Learning Library, a growing body of community created knowledge, built up and maintained by the PEMAC member community. Explore a range of articles, presentations and webcasts covering a wide range of maintenance, reliability and asset management subject areas. You can even find presentations from past MainTrain conferences and PEMAC Lunch & Learn webcasts.
To easily find what you are looking for the content of the Shared Learning Library can be filtered by both Maintenance Management and Asset Management subject areas using the options in the menu to the left of the screen.
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BoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2015Original date:Tuesday, September 29, 2015In 2011, Cameco's Port Hope conversion facility embarked on a journey towards reliability excellence. In doing so it attempted to adopt many best practices only to find out that not all practices could work right away, or as designed, or even at all. Lessons learned covering a number of areas such as materials management, work management, and plant performance measurement will be shared and discussed.
Reducing Slurry Pump Maintenance Downtime and Operating Costs at a large mine in CanadaBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2015Original date:Tuesday, September 29, 2015In early 2014 a large Canadian owned mine approached Toyo looking for input on reducing down time and operating costs at one of their primary slurry feed stations. Existing slurry pumps were lasting three weeks. Annual operating costs exceeded $400,000 on this one pumping application. This session shares Toyo's assessment methodology and the resulting custom built pump with a patent applied for pressurized sealing system. The pump was put on trial and ran for 26 weeks - an 800 % improvement in operating time and estimated annual operating costs reduced by a factor of six. Learn more about how the pressurized seal system helps ensure clean oil across the mechanical seal faces extending pump life and maintenance requirements dramatically.
The Challenges of Monitoring Mobile Mining EquipmentBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2015Original date:Tuesday, September 29, 2015Vibration measurement has come of age in the last 20 years. While the practice of continuous on-line monitoring of critical machines in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries has been commonplace for several decades, it is only recently that companies who had been using intermittent data collection techniques are now embracing continuous monitoring. This session will discuss that the new horizon for continuous monitoring is mobile equipment; draglines, shovels, bucket-wheel excavators, stacker-reclaimers, heavy haul trucks, are all equally important to production and just as critical as a gas compressor. Participants will learn that, unlike stationary machinery, monitoring mobile equipment brings substantial challenges that must be addressed to ensure accurate, repeatable, and reliable data acquisition. Rapid speed and load variations are just one element of the application. The logistics of sensor mounting, cabling, network communications, and general serviceability bring unique complications to the task of monitoring these machines. Ron will discuss these obstacles and present new solutions that have the potential to bring significant reliability improvements to large mobile equipment.
Uptime ThreeBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2015Original date:Tuesday, September 29, 2015"Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" has been a best-seller since 1995. It's 3rd edition includes a number of significant changes from the earlier editions reflecting changes in successful practices, the emerging field of Asset Management and the new imperative that any changes become sustainable. This workshop will provide an overview of the new Uptime "Model of Excellence," introduce the book's new material, explain how it all works and fits within the broader asset management framework.