Techenomics has secured a major four-year contract with PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) which will see its Indonesian division PT Tekenomiks Indonesia carry out oil analysis services at KPC’s coal operations in East Kalimantan.
KPC operates the Sangatta mine, which boasts one of the world’s largest thermal coal reserves, and which is one of Indonesia’s largest operating mines.
KPC owns mining concession areas spanning more than 90,000 hectares in East Kutai Regency and up to 12 open pits can be in operation at any one time.
KPC has also started trialling the use of tungsten disulphide (WS2) additives in lubricants with the aim of obtaining more productivity from machinery used at its operations.
The nano-sized WS2 additives have superior lubrication properties resulting in lower operating temperatures, greater power and fuel efficiency, a reduction of component wear, and a reduction in emissions.
Techenomics is distributing the NanoLub WS2 additives throughout its network, with independent tests demonstrating an improvement of up to 259% in time to failure when using WS2 in engine oils.
Techenomics CEO Chris Adsett says the latest Indonesian contract is further indication that the oil analysis and fluid management services offered by Techenomics are important factors in maintaining and boosting productivity for the global mining industry.
“The independent, state-of-the-art expertise Techenomics brings to the table enables companies to stay ahead of the competition simply by analysing oil and managing fluids.
“As part of a regular maintenance program, this process identifies issues with equipment, vehicles and plant before they occur, thereby reducing downtime and resulting in cost savings.”
The oil analysis contract is in addition to a three-year fuel survey and analysis services contract which concludes on 31 May 2018.
Source: Techenomics, www.techenomics.net