Anglo American and Blutip Power Technologies have executed a contract for the supply of Blutip’s Advanced Universal Controller (AUC) for Anglo American’s haul trucks in use at its coal operations in Australia. This agreement was executed after achieving significant fuel savings with Blutip’s AUCs on Caterpillar 797, 793, 789 and 785 series haul trucks at Anglo American’s Dawson, Capcoal and Drayton mines during 2014.
The Blutip AUCs provide engine remapping that reduces fuel consumption while at the same time maintaining the power output of the engine and other functionality of the original equipment provider’s electronic control unit.
The improvement in Anglo American’s fuel efficiency through use of the AUC is allowing Anglo American to reduce its carbon footprint as well as reduce particulate matter emissions. Blutip’s AUCs also provide data analytic tools that include engine loading time distributions, integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) data and the capability to evaluate other fuel saving initiatives.
“Blutip is very proud to work with a leading mining company like Anglo American and support them in achieving their fuel efficiency objectives,” said Blutip’s president and CEO Chuck Knott. “We are committed to assisting Anglo American maximize their efficiency by allowing them to reduce the fuel consumed per tonne-hour across their fleets and by providing real time fuel management analytic tools.”
Blutip Power Technologies is a provider of engine control solutions and data analytics for high horsepower engine applications. Blutip’s Advanced Universal Controllers (AUCs) allow customers to improve their operational efficiency by saving fuel, reducing emissions and providing valuable data analytics regarding fleet operations. Blutip is privately owned and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.