ABB has confirmed the commissioning of its ABB Ability Asset Vista Condition Monitoring system at the Shaanxi Chenghe Shanyang coal mine in China’s Shaanxi province.
The suite will streamline maintenance, minimise costs and optimise capacity for the Heyang operation, which produces 3 million tonnes of coal annualy.
The specific system installed at Shanyang includes a data acquisition system, five workstations, network devices and ABB Ability Asset Vista to completely monitor three hoists as well as the mine’s main ventilation system.
For ABB, it is its 18th installation since first launching the system in 2015. The commission at Shanyang is a first for ABB in China, though the company did note the mine’s hoists were equipped with ABB brake systems installed by ABB China eight years ago.
“We have benefitted from ABB's expertise in hoists and brake systems previously, and know that ABB also has a strong track record in building unified IT frameworks,” said mine operator official Chongyun Zhang.
“ABB's local technical competence and the adaptation and scalability of ABB Ability Asset Vista were additional key factors in awarding this contract.”
Xin Wang, service manager of ABB Process Industries, North Asia and China, added: “With technical support from ABB Brazil’s Asset Vista team, including training and project experience sharing, the team in China completed the project successfully, with commissioning in June 2020. The success of this project will play a key role in expanding our digital capabilities among other mining customers and industrial sectors in China with enquiries from new customers already underway.”