Mining Safety Newshttps://www.arrivealive.co.za/Mining Safety(c) 2020, www.arrivealive.co.zaFive key insights into the future of energy for Independent Power ProducersIt is forecast that the world’s installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfil our increasing need for electricity. There are technologies such as renewables and efforts such as energy efficiency to manage this increase in demand. Meanwhile, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) play a key role in bringing the actual solutions to expand the installed electrical capacity to life. The International Energy Agency annually releases its World Energy Outlook with the aim of deepening our understanding of the future of energy. This report is over 800 pages and has great insights around the future of energy. Here we summarise five insights every IPP needs to know when it comes to the future of energy: #1: Electricity use grows faster than energy demand Demand for energy is forecast to grow 1% a year until 2040, while electricity use is forecast to grow twice as fast. While the use of electric vehicles is one of the most highlighted reasons for this increased...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14260/five-key-insights-into-the-future-of-energy-for-independent-power-producers14260Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:43:07 GMTBI is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to BSILeading supplier Bearings International (BI) is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to the services provided by the BSI Group South Africa. These standards are ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015 and OHSAS 18001-2007, reports BI SHEQ Manager Peter Oliphant. BSI (British Standards Institution) is a business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn best practice standards into habits of excellence. Established in 1901, BSI was the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It facilitates business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which were originated by BSI. Utilising the services provided by BSI affords BI the opportunity to integrate the entire scope of its required standards. It also means that management...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14259/bi-is-up-to-date-with-the-latest-quality-standards-thanks-to-bsi14259Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:39:54 GMTSkyriders licenced to operate its fleet of SkyEye dronesRope-access specialist Skyriders has been issued with a Remote Operating Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). This means it is now certified to deploy its SkyEye drones outdoors within civil airspace, thereby dramatically extending the scope of its inspection services for clients, reveals Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. Skyriders operated the Elios collision-tolerant drone for indoor confined spaces such as boilers, smokestacks, ducting, tanks and other industrial structures for three years while the application and auditing process was being finalised with the SACAA. Traditional drones tend to lose their GPS tracking and stability when used indoors, which means that exceptional piloting skills are required. This is where the Elios SkyEye service from Skyriders comes into its own, reports Zinn. A Skyriders operator received extensive training in Switzerland, which has now been supplemented by the ROC. The Skyriders Elios SkyEye technology is...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14258/skyriders-licenced-to-operate-its-fleet-of-skyeye-drones14258Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:32:24 GMTKBC Risk Solutions offers digital safety technology and expertiseKBC Risk Solutions from KBC Health & Safety consists of digital safety technology and hands-on SHEQ experts to offer companies value-adding risk solutions. “Our in-depth understanding of the relevant legislation means we can best advise businesses on how to safeguard their employees so that they can return home safely at night,” comments KBC Risk Solutions General Manager Louise Woodburn. This is especially critical as Section 8 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993 states that “employers are obliged to provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and without risk to their employees.” Therefore, it is incumbent on all businesses to manage their risk in order to mitigate the possibility of any penalties and even imprisonment. “Our main goal is to help you mitigate your SHEQ risk,” highlights Woodburn in this regard. KBC provides innovative solutions such as its Virtual Safety Officer (VSO) and a Web-based Safety File Management System...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14257/kbc-risk-solutions-offers-digital-safety-technology-and-expertise14257Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:29:46 GMTSkyriders licenced to operate its fleet of SkyEye dronesRope-access specialist Skyriders has been issued with a Remote Operating Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). This means it is now certified to deploy its SkyEye drones outdoors within civil airspace, thereby dramatically extending the scope of its inspection services for clients, reveals Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. Skyriders operated the Elios collision-tolerant drone for indoor confined spaces such as boilers, smokestacks, ducting, tanks and other industrial structures for three years while the application and auditing process was being finalised with the SACAA. Traditional drones tend to lose their GPS tracking and stability when used indoors, which means that exceptional piloting skills are required. This is where the Elios SkyEye service from Skyriders comes into its own, reports Zinn. A Skyriders operator received extensive training in Switzerland, which has now been supplemented by the ROC. The Skyriders Elios SkyEye technology is...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14256/skyriders-licenced-to-operate-its-fleet-of-skyeye-drones14256Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:17:39 GMTLi-ion battery technology is a game changer in the forklift industryLithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology represents one of the biggest game changers in the forklift industry in recent times, according to Elite Forklift Rental MD Jéan du Preez. While battery-powered forklifts are far ‘greener’ than ones powered by internal combustion engines, traditional lead acid batteries run the risk of premature failure if not maintained properly. Other disadvantages of lead acid batteries are that they tend to get over-discharged, meaning they run completely flat before being charged again. In addition, the battery water level has to be monitored constantly to prevent it from running dry, while a full charge typically requires an eight-hour period overnight. Lead acid batteries are also often not matched properly to the application, meaning too small units are used that are subsequently overworked. A leading proponent of Li-ion technology for the forklift industry is CHASE Technologies, a specialist supplier of Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4)...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14255/li-ion-battery-technology-is-a-game-changer-in-the-forklift-industry14255Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:13:43 GMTCummins Filtration achieves 150% improvement in replacement hours at major mining companyComprehensive trial using Cummins Filtration products results in service-interval extension for automotive equipment operating at various mine sites Cummins Filtration has supported one of South Africa’s largest mining companies in undergoing a comprehensive trial study to extend the service intervals for automotive equipment operating at mine sites. By extending the cycle replacement hours, the ultimate goal was to increase savings associated with maintenance costs and increased uptime, thereby improving overall productivity. “Cummins Filtration aims to be proactive in maintenance practices and use of technology. Our filters and coolant provide the best engine protection and lowest total cost of ownership by minimising the number of repairs and maximising the life of engine and the longest service intervals. Our approach is to get involved at a site level and train and work hand-in-hand with the respective site in order to understand and resolve any challenges experienced,”...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14254/cummins-filtration-achieves-150-improvement-in-replacement-hours-at-major-mining-company14254Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:05:31 GMTABB supports launch of engineering scholarship programme for AfricaABB is proud to announce its support of the inaugural Ashesi-ETH Master’s in Engineering Programme in partnership with two world-leading universities for technology and the natural sciences, namely ETH Zurich and Ashesi University Accra. Curated by ETH Zurich and Ashesi Accra and in close collaboration with leading global technology Swiss multinational companies ABB, Barry Callebaut, Bühler, LafargeHolcim and Nestlé, this programme for highly-talented engineering students aims to ensure that graduates effectively contribute towards economic development across Africa through the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive and sustainable future. Once all upcoming milestones have been achieved, this first-of-its-kind master’s programme is set to begin in August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. It will be facilitated by Ashesi University, while the education and lecture programme will be driven by both Ashesi University and ETH Zurich....https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14253/abb-supports-launch-of-engineering-scholarship-programme-for-africa14253Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:02:53 GMTGoscor Earthmoving Equipment delivers two SANY SY335C excavators to Wearne Quarries of KZNTwo SANY SY335C medium excavators from Goscor Earthmoving Equipment have been delivered successfully to Wearne Quarries of KwaZulu-Natal, reports Operations Manager Murray Leith. The aggregate producer mainly supplies crushed stone for cement manufacture and will use the excavators for hard-rock excavation and loading articulated dump trucks (ADTs). “The reason for selecting the SANY SY335C for this arduous application is not only that it is a particularly tough and robust excavator, but our analysis revealed it is the best option to meet the required production output and also deliver the lowest cost per ton,” explains Leith. No modifications were required on these excavators, which are equipped with rock buckets. “We now offer a fully automatic greasing system as standard to assist with maintenance and thereby extend the lifetime of the machines,” adds Leith. The machines were also sold with a 36-month/8000 hour warranty, which is an extension of the standard...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14252/goscor-earthmoving-equipment-delivers-two-sany-sy335c-excavators-to-wearne-quarries-of-kzn14252Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:01:26 GMTMahindra launches Mining Specification on popular Pik UpThe tough and reliable Mahindra Pik Up is donning its mining boots with its new factory-fitted and guaranteed mining spec option. The new Pik Up with Mining Specification package is available on the recently upgraded S6 manual double cab with 4x4 drivetrain and Mahindra’s patented MLD rear locking differential as standard. Customers will be able to order the full Mining Specification from their fleet representative or Mahindra dealership. The model will be available at a very competitive R405 999 for the S6 model with the Mining Specification package. The Mining Specification was designed by Mahindra in South Africa to meet the strict safety and signage regulations of open cast mining and large-scale construction operations. The local development was done by the team at Mahindra’s head office in Pretoria and supported by their Special Fitment Centre near Kempton Park and their assembly facility in Durban. As such, the Mining Specification Pik Up is fitted with heavy-duty...https://www.miningsafety.co.za/newscontent/14251/mahindra-launches-mining-specification-on-popular-pik-up14251Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:37:27 GMT