MARCH 16, 2022 – From Chevron: Operating in a remote arctic location, one of the largest zinc mines in the world produces hundreds of kilotons of zinc per year. As a longtime Chevron customer, the mine was already using high performance Chevron lubricants, including Rando® HDZ, Delo® XLE and Meropa® EP, to protect its equipment from the extreme environment. Because of its remote location, equipment breakdown can cost the mine hundreds of thousands of dollars due to the time required to get new parts delivered.
In light of this issue, the mine’s reliability and maintenance team was tasked with two goals: increase uptime and achieve a three-year life for critical grinding mill gearboxes. Asked to help, a team of Chevron lubrication experts traveled to the mine and performed a thorough Best-In-Class Site Assessment. The visit confirmed the mine was performing well in many areas, but the assessment also revealed areas where the mine could improve its maintenance and lubrication program to achieve its uptime goal.
The solution focused on lubricant cleanliness and a switch to Chevron ISOCLEAN® Certified Lubricants.
With Chevron’s assistance, the mine completed numerous improvements, including:
- Product Selection
- Product Integrity
- Lubrication Program Management to Establish Lubricant Cleanliness Targets
- Optimized Lubrication
- Inventory Management
Less than a year after implementing Chevron’s Site Assessment recommendations, the mine is already achieving increased uptime and profitability.
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