Case 8

Remote Power Station Recovery

case_9Location: Papua New Guinea
Client: Barrick Gold
Services: Failure Investigation, Consulting, Repair Audit

This remote power station supplies power to a major gold mining operation. A major systems disturbance resulted in 4 of the 8 operational units at the station failing with stator earth faults. machinemonitor™ was engaged to assist the client in understanding the failure, specifying repairs, auditing and expediting repairs and recommissioning. This included:

  • Participation in Root Cause Analysis
  • Specification development
  • Vendor qualification
  • Workshop audits
  • Tender evaluations
  • Expediting
  • Witness testing
  • Commissioning

The repairs where conducted in 4 facilities on the east coast of Australia. The project was completed within 6 weeks, at which time the station was back in full production.

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