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Sulphur Emission Improvement at Nickel Processing Plant

26 January 2017
Sulphur emission is a long time challenge for the company, the largest nickel mining and processing in Indonesia. Sulphur is added at the end of nickel ore reduction process in kiln. Excessive sulphur emission at the kiln discharge end area could occur when the Sulphur is not fully absorbed by the calcine (processed nickel ore) and the sulphur gas suction system not properly functioning. As part of the continuous improvement program implementation, which is helped by Relogica, the kiln area management decided to address the sulfur emission issue with continuous improvement approach.

Reducing Dryer Production Loss in Nickle Processing Plant through Continues Improvement Program

26 January 2017
One of the processes in nickel processing plant is drying the nickel ore delivered from mining activities. This process reduces ore moisture content from 30% - 34% to 19% - 21%. The dried ore is then delivered to the next process which will heat up the ore to 850 degree C - 870 degree C for chemical reduction process.  Dryer becomes the bottleneck in processing plant. Both operation and maintenance problems contribute for the bottleneck. It impacts to the continuous supply of dried ore to Reduction Kiln which eventually would impact to overall production performance of the plant.

From Nothing to Something: Changing Work Culture through Continuous Improvement

26 January 2017
Starting from reactive culture continuously in fire-fighting approach, tire section in our mining client has transformed to be a main player in terms of continuous improvement in the company. In accordance with the philosophy of continuous improvement, tire section has contributed in continuing improvement from one project to another. Two projects have been completed with many improvements made and creating a significant change to proactive problem solving and improvement approach. 
Tire department managed to make this improvement activity as a place for intensive learning. They were successfully able to shape the continuous improvement program becoming more challenging, fostering good team work, and involving all stakeholders. Despite the increase of tire population following the addition of truck fleet in operations, tire department able to reduce the company budget plan for 2016 with saving in excess of $ 1 million as the result of the successful cost efficiency improvement.

Maintaining Sustainability through Implementation of Small Improvements

26 January 2017
After successfully implementing continuous improvement program through the Cross Functional Improvement activities that significantly contributes to the production increase, in mid-2016 the biggest nickel mining company in Indonesia started workplace improvement program through area based team which also assisted by Relogica. At early stage, the company decided to implement the Workplace Improvement by forming pilot projects; one project at Processing Plant area and the other one at Mining area.

Establishing Stable Operations through Continuous Improvement Program Lesson Learnt from a Nickel Mining & Processing Company in Indonesia

19 January 2015
A prominent nickel mining company in Indonesia, part of a global mining company has been running continuous improvement program using TPM principles. Commencing in 2010, the program called Operation and Maintenance Improvement Program, has delivered enormous savings and benefits both tangible and intangible. Up to 2014, it has directly been involving more than 150 employees, completed 24 significant improvement projects whilst other 15 improvement projects are still on-going. Many other improvement initiatives will be commenced soon as awareness of the importance of continuous improvement and improvement skills have spread out company wide. 

Asset Data Integrity is Serious Business

02 January 2011
A vast and growing amount of data is being accumulated in businesses today. Yet many people in business intuitively know there is not a corresponding improvement in reliable information on which to base good decisions. In fact, in many cases just the opposite is happening—despite more and more data, finding information that can be trusted is increasingly difficult.

Continuous Improvement at KPC

25 November 2010
With Relogica assistance, KPC has started their new journey to performance improvement. The structure and infrastructure have been established. Cross Functional Macro team continue running big dollar saving projects. More Area Based projects will be run to support the sustainability of the continuous improvement program.

Are the improvement tools working? A survey of practice

17 March 2010

In a recent paper by Ron Moore, author of the highly acclaimed book:  “Making Common Sense Common Practice: Models for Manufacturing Excellence”, he puts forward his findings from a survey he’s conducted across the industry in the United States. 

Proactive Approach to Improving Plant & Equipment Performance

03 August 2009
This paper describes TPM3 point of view for the need of proactive maintenance. It starts by describing the nature of failures where every failure always started with poor performance. Prior to poor performance we

Living RCM Case Study

03 August 2009
This paper describes a successful pilot by our business partner OMDEC in applying their newly release Living RCM module. In this Pilot Project, a Municipal Electricity Utility teamed up with OMDEC to explore the value