Off-Site Support

Our metallurgical and process engineering team can routinely monitor the data collected from sites. To support the operations team at site, the team utilises its skill set to review laboratory analysis and production trends. A week-day supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data review of the operation of the minerals process plant circuits are compared against industry best practice and the guidelines from the metallurgists. This enables the process engineering team to give feedback to the operations management team regarding facility performance.

Our electrical and control engineers can log in to the site SCADA systems operator interface, programmable logic controller (PLC) and communication networks from anywhere in the world where there is a computer with an internet connection. We also provide remote access and monitoring with smart phones upon request. There is a range of support that the electrical and control engineer team offers to the sites including:

  • SCADA and PLC maintenance and backups
  • Remote SCADA and PLC modifications, optimisation, and improvements
  • Optimisation of plant sequencing to reduce start-up and downtime
  • PLC control loop tuning
  • Assist site with remote configuration of variable voltage variable frequency (VVVF) drives and instrumentation
  • Optimisation of instrumentation
  • Troubleshoot electrical and control system issues remotely
  • Control system audits
  • Pump loading investigations
  • Data collection and analysis (trends, alarm review, analysis, and optimisation)
  • Operator coaching (while demonstrating in real time on the operator interface)
  • Remote electrical and control engineer control support while running performance tests

Sedgman employs a team of maintenance professionals to service our operational site and provides consulting services for offsite maintenance and reliability support.

Our maintenance engineering support group can provide the following services:

  • Establishment of tailor-made computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) and regimes for fixed process and mobile plants. This includes activity description, activity frequency, safety requirements, work method, tooling requirements, parts, and consumables.
  • The maintenance systems are loaded into the sites preferred software and on/off site training can be provided
  • Equipment and spares criticality analysis
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of existing maintenance practices
  • Equipment life cycle cost analysis
  • Maintenance strategy review and/or development
  • Structural integrity audits
  • Lubrication system audits
  • Equipment failure investigations and root cause analysis (fixed and mobile plant)
  • Condition monitoring
  • Thermography surveys
  • Screen motion analysis
  • Vibration analysis (mechanical / structure)