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In-pit Refuelling Bullets

An Australian iron ore mine looking for an in-pit fuel solution to maximise their productivity.

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CHALLENGE

An Australian iron ore mine was looking to install refuelling facilities on the circuit close to where haul trucks were carting ore. Haul trucks carried in excess of 300 tons each, so maintaining their fleet utilisation was critical to meeting production targets.

Their traditional methods of fuelling consisted of fixed fuel points away from the circuit and/or additional service trucks bringing fuel to the trucks. These methods were less efficient and added significant downtime to their process. The in-pit unit would need to be designed to suit their needs, extremely robust to handle the harsh, hot and dusty conditions, and maintain product cleanliness levels that new plant and equipment engines demanded. 

SOLUTION

Western Global called on their vast experience with in-pit refuelling solutions to co-develop a portable in-pit refuelling bullet that met the client’s stringent requirements. These refuelling bullets also had the option of top lubricants and coolant to keep the fleet of haul trucks mobile. These heavy-duty bullets used top quality components to maximise uptime.

RESULTS

The innovative refuelling bullets helped the customer maximise their haul truck fleets uptime by having their refuelling points where the trucks were working. More time on the circuit meant increased production capability and fleet utilisation. 

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