INDA 2017

Best of Germany 2014 - Mining Equipment and Mining Technology

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VDMA 31 2017 • VDMA MINING SUPPLEMENT tion required. Less parts increases the reliability and effi ciency of the overall conveyor system by several percentage points. Stockyard Management System Demonstrating the trend toward increasing digitalization, ABB offers a fully automated terminal management system or the stockyard management system (SYMS). The fi rst SYMS has been running at an iron ore distribution hub in Malaysia for two years now and the results have shown that it performs better than manual operations. The Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal is Vale's fi rst fully au- tomatic operating port, which uses its ERP System (GPV Portos) to create work orders for the port and yard operations, delegate them as jobs for material movement to the control system, and execute them by unmanned operating yard machines. The SYMS receives production data from Vale's Production Information Man- agement System (PIMS) and distributes it to the Process Control System (PCS) to control the machinery. The scope of supply also included the design, engineering, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of ABB's 800xA PCS to manage all plant equipment at the terminal, including all ship unloaders, conveyor belts, stackers and reclaimers. The unmanned yard machines are assisted by 3-D pile scanners and a GPS positioning system to ensure the highest level of accuracy and precision in order to achieve highest productivity. Before any material movement starts, all planned activities are validated by the SYMS for the correctness of the selected material quality, suffi cient space at the assigned destination to stack, or if enough reclaimable material is available to fulfi ll the job. In case of a valid status, the import, export and blending jobs are executed by the unmanned operating yard machines, which are fully auto- mated. The movement of the material is monitored by a material tracking feature and provides the operators real-time information of the stock and material movement status. A reporting feature with a mass balance and material movement overview, as well as a 3D-Cli- ent, enables easy management and maximizes performance. With these features, an accurate ratio control in blending operations en- sures the highest material quality standards. The reclaiming rates will be monitored and controlled to meet the strict quality require- ments of Vale customers. Colombian Coal Loading System Last year, FAM Förderanlagen Magdeburg commissioned a coal han- dling system for the Port of Mamonal in Cartagena, Colombia. The use of modern conveyor technology now helps to transport and load coal effi ciently, safely and in a more environmentally friendly method. Addressing the crowd at the opening, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos referred to the $160 million project as an "infra- structural revolution" that will expand the export opportunities of his country and immensely improve its competitiveness. The new port has created some 500 new jobs and another 470 directly or indirectly connected with port operations. The system consists of a 750-mt/h stacker and two 2,750-mt/h scraper reclaimers. A network of fi ve 2,750-mt/h conveyors move coal from the reclaim piles to a 2,750-mt/h radial-type quadrant shiploader. The stacker has a cascade chute installed at the tip of the boom that not only helps to decrease dust but also to optimize the fl ow velocity of the material and to facilitate a softer landing to ensure that the grain size of the bulk material remains largely un- damaged. The shiploader can fi ll ships up to 70,000 DWT without moving them. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos addresses the crowd at the grand opening of a $160 million project to improve coal handling systems. Designed and engineered by FAM, the system consists of a stacker and two scraper reclaimers (inset photo). A total of five conveyors move coal from the reclaim piles to the 2,750-mt/h shiploader. Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal in Malaysia is Vale's first fully automatic operating port. ABB's process control system manages all plant equipment at the terminal, including all ship unloaders, conveyor belts, stackers and reclaimers. The unmanned yard machines are assisted by 3-D pile scanners and a global positioning system.

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