Downer Professional Services (DPS) has helped BUMA Australia optimise mine production by improving mined material movement using near real-time data analytics.
BUMA needed to know when trucks were being over and under-loaded and operations and maintenance teams had identified improvement potential across load-haul-dump operations, driver nuances, and sub-system performance of excavators and haul trucks.
However, BUMA’s existing approach to data analytics provided a retrospective view that couldn’t be actioned across its contracts with Stanwell Corporation, BMA Coal Alliance, and Millmerran Power Partners.
A near real-time solution with a seamless interface for asset owners, operators and maintainers was identified as value-delivering initiative.
DPS designed, configured and managed a Neuroverse-based solution for tracking, reporting and optimisation of mined material movement. The solution also collected haul-track health (big data) for upcoming machine health analysis
DPS business analysts worked closely with BUMA stakeholders to understand the underlying business challenge, opportunities, and constraints.
The team identified an analytical solution using Downer’s Neuroverse platform and associated integration requirements.
The professional and managed services solution was implemented at a pilot site before moving to full production status and included:
DPS ensures the solution was highly available by providing fully managed technology and support services on a subscription basis.
The solution will be rolled out to other Australian and global BUMA sites and is planned to expand from operations optimisation to maintenance optimisation
The DPS solution allows BUMA to track mine production and material movement in near real-time, allowing shift supervisors to manage and act on variations to plan during the shift including: