We have used our extensive knowledge of the mining industry, of stress monitoring, materials and equipment engineering to develop DuraCluster, to extend life and reduce repair costs of operational draglines.
This, and improved design modification and repair scheme, dramatically improves the fatigue performance on existing draglines with tubular boom designs.
Longer life, less downtime, significantly lower cost:
how can DuraCluster improve your operations?
STAGE 1: Attach engineered bracing to maintain geometry.
STAGE 2: Remove lacing member ends adjacent to the main chord, repair surface of main chord to pass 100% UT inspection.
STAGE 3: Prepare lacing ends and main chord surface for welding.
STAGE 4: Weld new members
STAGE 5: Complete post weld actions, apply corrosion protection coatings.
With DuraCluster offering the highest levels of lifecycle support and optimization of removal capacity at the lowest cost per tonne, our dragline design scheme is one of the industry’s most sustainable mining solutions.
BMT's Ryan Sharp and Arnold Williams highlight how technological innovations can help optimise and reduce maintenance and inspection workloads.
Conveyors are the arteries of a bulk material handling facility. High levels of availability are a prerequisite for the smooth running of an operation, while downtime will have a disproportionally disruptive effect