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Extending component life through contamination control

Extending component life through contamination control

Eldorado Gold’s Tüprag mine in Turkey is a benchmark gold mine, working to achieve the highest standards in both operations and maintenance. For example, the site has achieved Caterpillar’s 5-Star Contamination Control Certification for its practices both inside and outside the maintenance workshop.

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Top 10 contamination control activities

Keeping things clean: 10 things you can do to reap the benefits of contamination control

The steps mines can take to control contamination range from the straightforward — such as good housekeeping — to the less common, such as particle counting. The basic procedures focus on clean facilities, clean components, clean processes and clean fluids.

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The basics of contamination control

ISSUE 11: The basics of contamination control

Simon Bishop, contamination control market professional at Caterpillar, shares best practices for sites to begin reaping the benefits of this important activity.

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A decade of contamination control, a decade of savings

ISSUE 11: Minera Alumbrera: A decade of contamination control, a decade of savings

The first Caterpillar customer mine to achieve a Five-Star Contamination Control designation recently celebrated 10 consecutive years of maintaining that designation.

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Taking control underground

ISSUE 11: Taking control underground: Glencore mine takes maintenance to a new level

Glencore’s Nickel Rim South mine is the first underground mine ever to achieve a Caterpillar Certified Five-Star Contamination Control designation.

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