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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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7 areas to evaluate for underground efficiency

Improving efficiency underground: Seven top areas to evaluate

Underground hard rock mines present some of the most challenging conditions for mining operations. Despite these challenges, underground miners are always on the lookout for ways to improve loading and haulage performance to lower cost per ton.

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M&R processes

ISSUE 11: Cat® dealer implements defined maintenance and repair processes: Customers will realize the benefits

In 2014, Cat dealer PT Trakindo Utama became the first in the world to implement all 10 of Caterpillar’s recommended maintenance and repair processes — resulting in better service, higher production and lower costs for customers.

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Advancing a maintenance organization

ISSUE 11: Advancing a maintenance organization

Success at Batu Hijau serves as a target for PT Trakindo Utama in all of the dealer’s maintenance operations.

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ISSUE 11: Freeport-McMoRan: Managing fatigue for decades — and continuing to improve

When it comes to mine site safety, international mining company Freeport-McMoRan has been an industry leader for decades. One focus of the company’s safety efforts has been the management of operator fatigue and distraction, helping employees manage the difficult lifestyle of shift work and leveraging technologies and processes to monitor and reduce the risk.

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