Optimising processes with comprehensive and specialised audits
Perhaps you are facing decreased production, insufficient product quality or rising maintenance costs – there are many inefficiencies that you might want to remedy. A comprehensive audit, or an audit focused on one particular area, identifies opportunities to improve processes that deliver sustainable plant benefits.
Audits to unlock your plant’s potential
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What we offer
Identify how your plant can be more profitable
Identifying constraints in your operation and finding potential areas of improvement are important to every business. Even an already highly successful plant can always further increase production or reduce energy consumption.
Improving productivity and securing operational runtime can be achieved in many ways. Even if you suspect that an upgrade is needed, you might be uncertain about where to focus your investment and how to take into account all the factors that impact your processes.
We offer audits that evaluate existing conditions and recommend actions to improve your business. We help you to assess and optimise your current equipment and identify areas that may require upgrades. Sometimes small adjustments of equipment or processes can deliver big benefits.
Choose a standard audit or an audit customised for your particular needs. Audits can survey your complete plant or focus on a specific, individual part of your process.
Workflow you can rely on
For any type of audit, the process typically follows a consistent workflow:
Benefits of an audit:
Identify and eliminate safety risks
Determine actions to avoid potential issues and downtime
Identify opportunities to increase process effectiveness
Increase and improve sustainable production
Increase energy efficiency
Improve precision and product quality
Choose from a range of cement plant audits, including:
Comprehensive plant performance audit – from quarry crusher to cement dispatch
Equipment condition and maintenance audit – mechanical, electrical and instrumentation
Special focused audits – fuel substitution, upgrades, emission control, and SNCR efficiency
Our metallurgical laboratories offer in-plant consultation services and plant auditing. Read more.
Thickener upgrade delivers fast ROI
At one of Australia’s largest open-pit gold mines, performance issues with the leach feed thickener were identified. A mechanical audit ensured that the mechanism was suitable for an upgrade and a new feed system improved performance within days and delivered a return on investment within 6 months. Read more.
Optimising gold recovery
A comprehensive performance review at Carpentaria Gold in Australia focused on modernisation options to improve gold, water and cyanide recovery. The result was a new feed system that delivered many benefits including full plant availability and reduced maintenance costs. Read more.
Did you know… A pyro process audit can find the potential for a 110 – 175 kcal/kg clinker reduction in heat consumption