On-line equipment condition monitoring based maintenance

Mitchell, Andrew (2007) On-line equipment condition monitoring based maintenance. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Incitec Pivot Limited’s (IPL) Southern Cross Operations (SCO) operates an integrated mining and processing complex at Phosphate Hill and Mt Isa, producing one million tonnes of high analysis fertiliser per annum.

Working with the Southern Cross Operation Engineering Alliance in Townsville a research project was undertaken for the client; IPL. Several options were presented that were motivated by product improvement opportunities; it was negotiated with USQ and IPL that the topic of On-Line Equipment Condition Monitoring Based Maintenance be investigated.

SCO are continually striving to identity improvement for efficiency, reliability, quality and productivity. By recognising production constraints and other areas where improvements can be made, recommendations are put forward based on analysis of operational data and the use of information management systems.

The following project aims to improve the reliability and performance of centrifugal pumps in the Phosphoric Acid Plant by fully utilizing the existing process monitoring instrumentation. Through monitoring the process it is hoped that key indicators of pump failure can be derived and passed on as an automatic maintenance notification.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 01:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incitec Pivot Limited; Southern Cross Operation Engineering Alliance; on-line equipement condition monitoring based maintenance
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401905 Mining engineering
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/4212

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