28th -29th August, Novotel Brisbane
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Mine Maintenance, Asset ManagementReliability Strategies 2024 Conference
Moving forward with advances in tech and innovation whilst meeting the demands of ESG requirements, net zero emission targets and inflationary challenges
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Topics Covered for 2024 Forum:
  • Trends in Mine Maintenance Technology
  • Strategies to overcome 2023 onsite maintenance issues
  • Case Study: Asset management versus mine maintenance
  • Holistic fixed and mobile plant asset maintenance
  • Operational readiness and alignment with ISO 55001?
  • Benefits of cross collaboration in Root Cause analysis of safety incidents and equipment failures
  • Case study: Diversity and inclusion in mine maintenance
  • Case Study – “Revolutionizing Mining: Harnessing AI, IoT, and MachineLearning to Power Tomorrow’s Mines”
  • Improving safety and skills training with 3D immersive tech – AR, VR & digital twin development
  • Latest developments in Automation and robotics
  • Getting on top of data analytics and management
  • Lifecycle planning techniques to increase total operation profitability
  • Bulk handing equipment – replacement versus refurbishment
  • Impact of meeting ESG requirements and net zero targets on mine maintenance practice
  • Importance of extreme weather risk planning in asset management and reliability
  • Building successful OEM relationships in challenging times
  • Effective scheduling and inventory control in challenging times
  • Procurement – rising costs, supply chain delays, spare part availability, esg aware procurement
  • Meeting OH&S standards and statutory compliance requirements of physical assets
  • Case Study: Specific maintenance issues impacting underground mining

“Trends in Mine Maintenance Technology, Strategies to overcome 2024 onsite maintenance issues”

Early Invited Speakers include:
Learn speakers of the Mine Maintenance, Asset Management & reliability 2024 Conference
Procurement Project Specialist, Rio Tinto
Maintenance and Engineering Manager, Dugald River Mine, MMG
Artificial Intelligence Program Leader, Vale
Principal Asset Management Consultant, Xenco
Snr Reliability Engineer, Holistic asset Management
Director, Aspec Consulting
Director - Infrastructure, Assets & Places, KPMG Australia
Operations Manager, Verbrec Asset Management
Post Graduate Program Co-ordinator, Maintenance and Reliability, Federation University
Asset Management Consultant, Coach, Mentor, Lead Asset Management
CEO, Diversity Australia
Sustainability Manager, Nickel Mines, Indonesia
Planner/Co-ordinator, Queensland Alumina
CEO, Australian robotics and droids
Director, Humanology Group
Director Emerging Technologies, NCS Group
COO & Global Director, MRO Materials Management
Leader, Asset Management and Digital Technology, Business Management, Glencore
Chief Operating Officer OptMonitor Machinemonitor®
Product Manager - Asset Management, RPMGlobal
Senior Solutions Executive, RPMGlobal
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During this presentation, Nieresh will delve into the critical aspects of Maintenance Strategy and Risk, exploring how effective maintenance practices can mitigate downtime and optimize performance in various industries. He will start by discussing the importance of proactive maintenance in identifying and mitigating potential risks, ultimately minimizing unplanned downtime and its associated costs. He will then delve into different maintenance strategies, such as preventive, predictive, and condition-based maintenance, and highlight their significance in risk management

NIERESH JEYARAJAKUMAR
Snr Reliability Engineer, Holistic asset Management

Part 1: Understanding ESG in Metals and Mining
• What ESG means in the context of the metals and mining sector.
• Specific challenges and opportunities within this industry
• Key ESG factors that are most relevant and material for asset managers in metals and mining.

Part 2: Why ESG Integration Matters

• Benefits of incorporating ESG considerations into asset management strategies.
• Benefits of incorporating ESG considerations into asset management strategies.

Part 3: Best Practices and Case Studies of Nickel Industries Limited

• The company’s ESG approach
• Success stories and recent achievements

MUCHTAZAR
Sustainability Manager, Nickel Mines, Indonesia

10:30 Morning Coffee & Networking

• What is asset management?
• Ensuring the selection of the right assets
• Maintenance – an essential part of asset management
• Putting it all together – a framework for effective asset management

NORM DOXAMAKIS
Maintenance and Engineering Manager, Dugald River Mine, MMG

  • Shutdown management lacks discipline
    • No scope lock down, or emergent work approvals
    • No regular monitoring or control
    • Roles and responsibilities unclear discipline
    • Spares unavailable or arrive too late
    • Contractor mgmt. is adhoc
  • Project mgmt./delivery is disjointed and regularly underspent for the year
    • No gated approval process
    • No oversight of capital porfolio at Mgmt. level
    • Projects regularly overrun on time and funds
  • Work Mgmt. processes are poorly executed or understood leading to a highly reactive maintenance program
  • No sustainable processes to ensure repeatable outcomes and integration into annual Business Planning processes
    • How does a plant improvement initiative
      make it into the 5-year budget?
    • No Life Cycle Plans or Whole of Life plans for critical assets
  • Depts are siloed with poor Operating Discipline and limited integration across the site


    • BRENDAN DAY
      Principal Asset Management Consultant, Xenco

It is an established fact that Operational Readiness is critical to the success of any project, as it directly addresses the operational requirements necessary for a smooth transition from project to operations. By focusing on Operational Readiness, the risk of project delays during commissioning and handover is significantly reduced. It is also known that Operational Readiness plays a pivotal role in ensuring business continuity during operations.
However, despite budget allocation and expenditure on Operational Readiness, some projects still fail to achieve these crucial goals. Consequently, they face cost overruns, extensive delays, and increased business risk due to rejections or disruptions caused by the lack of essential information, spare parts, or project-specific knowledge. To combat these challenges, this session offers practical tools that have been tested and proven effective in numerous projects undertaken by leading mining organisations.
These tools have successfully enhanced the operational readiness of projects ranging from a modest $0.2M to a staggering +$4,000M in cost.
Attendees can expect to gain invaluable insights, strategies, and techniques that will undoubtedly improve the operational readiness of their respective projects.

DANIEL RIVERIA
Asset Management Consultant, Coach, Mentor at Lead Asset Management

• Sourcing from global ethical suppliers
• Ensuring machinery/equipment is environmentally friendly and durable/reliable & safe

ANDRES ARROYO
Procurement Project Specialist, Rio Tinto

1:40 Lunch

• How can we attract and retain a diverse workforce in maintenance?
• What role can maintenance teams play in promoting DEI throughout the organisation?
• How can we create a culture of inclusion where all employees feel valued and respected?

STEVEN ASNICAR
CEO, Diversity Australia

15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking

• Exploring your responsibilities in Psychosocial Risk Management
• Master of a Psychosocial Risk Management Framework for the workplace
• Initiating Practical Measures for Immediate Action

NAOMI ARMITAGE
Director, Humanology Group

• Impact on asset management and maintenance activities
• Skilled staff shortages
• OEM relationships
• Budgetary constraints
• Meeting regulatory obligations

Integrating asset management across the mine site is often challenging for maintenance managers and often fails to deliver long term benefits. In this session, Matt will discuss the key areas across the business cycle and operating system that are essential to achieve successful asset management integration -

• Aligning the objectives of asset management, and sustainable, safe production
• Assessing the impact of asset management on the mining value chain
• Integration into the planning cycle
• Winning support for sustaining capital to deliver business improvement in asset management
• Delivering outcomes through the operating system and consistent work disciplines

MATT COLQUHOUN
Director - Infrastructure, Assets & Places, KPMG Australia

As our assets, markets, and society at large evolves throughout the various lifecycles, so should the strategies which we use to govern their management. As physical assets are not static or inanimate objects that remain the same for their life, nor should be the strategies that we refer to that determine the care we provide.
Operational readiness programs that are now in place with many mature organisations allow the development of strategies that are fit-for-purpose at the point when the asset is commissioned and started up for the first time, but they aren’t evergreen.
This presentation highlights the next stage of the maturity journey, where firms should build up their systems so that their asset management strategies evolve with asset
ageing.
Regulations, risk tolerance, and economic models all evolve. Therefore, the relative criticalities are not stationary from both a process safety and a reliability
standpoint. They should modify to reflect these modifications, as should the maintenance tactics they promote.
This presentation reviews established best practices and presents a framework for asset management techniques to stay current and optimal throughout an asset's lifespan in light of its current status, aiming for ‘evergreen’ asset strategies.

ERIC VANDENBERG
Operations Manager, Verbrec Asset Management

10:30 Morning Coffee break & Networking

At many existing bulk material handling facilities, equipment such as stackers, reclaimers and ore car dumpers are nearing the end of their design lives. Owners are faced with the decision on whether to refurbish existing or procure replacement machines. There are also continuing pressures for increased throughput and in the case of ports, to accept larger ships.

Traditionally, owners would carry out a refurbishment to allow the life of their equipment to be extended. However, due to the continuing strong demand for commodity exports and high equipment utilisation levels, downtime is critical. Thus, decisions between refurbishment and replacement equipment can have a big impact on plant availability, cost and revenue. Richard will talk about how ASPEC has developed a program called FULS (fatigue useful life simulation) to assist owners making decisions on when to carry out machine replacement or major refurbishment.

RICHARD MORGAN
Director, Aspec Consulting

12:30 MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

"In an era of profound technological change, the mining sector is on the cusp of a digital revolution. This engaging and insightful talk will delve into how Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Machine Learning are shaping the future of the mining industry. We will explore the potential of these digital tools in optimizing operational efficiencies, enhancing safety protocols, predicting maintenance, and facilitating informed decision-making. Whether it's AI-assisted mineral prospecting, IoT-enabled real-time monitoring, or Machine Learning models for predictive maintenance, these technologies are transforming the way we mine and manage resources. Join Ali as he unearths the digital future of mining and its implications on sustainability, productivity, and safety."

ALI SOOFASTAEI
Artificial Intelligence Program Leader, Vale

• Existing continuous monitoring challenges on large medium voltage networks
• Taking advantage of the physical principles to simplify the monitoring system requirements
• How AI is helping us in processing large amount of data point
• Real live example
Description:
“Online continuous monitoring of large medium voltage networks has always been a challenge due to the
substantial hardware requirements and the complexity in analysing and utilizing the collected data
In this session, Machinemonitor will unveil a solution designed to revolutionize the screening and assessment
process for large industrial facilities.
This solution aims to be the day to day tools for asset managers, allowing them to visualize the condition of
their plant, investigate developing failure mechanisms within the assets and get expert engineers maintenance
recommendations, ultimately improving efficiency, reducing downtime and increasing reliability.”

16:00 Afternoon tea and Networking

• Impact of ChatGPT and AI
• Future Workforce
• Ethical considerations
• Reliability and safety impacts

17:00 Closing remarks from the Chair

18:00 End of Conference

Day Three: 30th August 2024 Post Conference Workshop-1:

Reducing Risk at the Lowest Possible Cost – aligning your MRO Supply Chain with your Asset Management
Strategy

9:00- 12:30pm

Outline: Too many businesses either spend too much on their MRO materials or not enough. This results in either excessive cost or increase risk or both! This workshop will help you map your asset management maturity and then how to align your MRO Supply Chain.

Facilitator:

COO & Global Director, MRO Materials Management

Tim is an internationally experienced materials management specialist. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan but has spent his career working in heavy industry around theworld solving the problems everyone has.

Topics: - High level understanding of your Asset Mngt Maturity:

• Material Criticality Calculation
• Min/Max or Reorder Point / Reorder Quantity Calculation
• Importance of Lead Times
• KPI’s and Metrics

Objectives / Benefits from this Workshop:

• It’s all about PEOPLE and PARTS, we will help you manage the Parts to make your People more effective and productive.
• Managing your MRO can save you A LOT of pain (cost & stress) when well-managed, let’s map out where you stand and start moving forward.

Workshop-2: Optimizing Mining Operations: Identifying and Implementing Asset and Maintenance Strategies

1:00 – 4:30pm

Topics Cover

  • Insights Into Optimising Maintenance Strategies And Asset Economic Life
  • How To Reduce Working Capital And Downtime
  • How To Manage Risks And Maintenance Debt

Specifically Attendees Will Learn About:

  • Life Cycle Costing (LCC) And The Importance Of LCC
  • A Critical Angle From Which To Assess Strategies – Introduction To The Concept Of ACI’s
  • Accurate Component Forecasting That ERPs Can’t Deliver – OEM Connection, Reducing Working Capital, Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges – RPM Is Working With Mining Companies, Contractors, Dealers/OEMs Who Are Doing This Now And Sharing Their Data To Achieve This.
  • What Is Required For Effective Life Cycle Planning – RVIC – A Snapshot Of The PowerBI Reporting
  • Forecasting Emissions – Usage Profile, Which Adjusts With Mine Plan, Assessing Equipment Selection Based On Emissions
  • Predictive Maintenance – How LCC Validates Whether Pushing Out Is Beneficial, Talking About LVIC And Extra To Be Budgeted Financially In Case Of Failure
  • LCC And Understanding Maintenance Debt
  • LCC Scenarios – Strategy Optimisation – Validate The Impact On Operations, Risk, And Output Is A Financial Budget That We All Have To Operate Within But Struggle To Justify And, Defend, And Put In The Context Of Achieving Corporate Goals And Not Disconnected From Reality
  • Target Audience
  • Professionals In The Mining Industry Who Are Involved In Asset Management, Maintenance Planning, And Budgeting.
  • IT Specialists And System Integrators Working With AMT Or Similar Asset Management Tools.
  • Decision-Makers And Strategists In The Mining Sector Looking To Improve Operational Efficiency And Reduce Maintenance Costs

Further information

The workshop features Q&A sessions allowing attendees to discuss their specific challenges and get expert advice and Hands-on live demonstractions of RPMGlobal’s AMT solutions latest features and integrations.

Workshop Facilitators:

Product Manager - Asset Management, RPMGlobal

Antonio is an experienced asset management professional with a demonstrated history working in the mining and oil and gas industries. With a strong background in understanding complex asset management practices and challenges across the globe, Antonio specialises in business development, account management, pre-sales demos and software implementation. Throughout his career, Antonio has developed extensive knowledge of effective implementation strategies and has helped deliver continues improvement initiatives for clients across the globe. Antonio holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a MSc in Data Science from the University of Sydney

Senior Solutions Executive, RPMGlobal

Ian has more than 18 years’ industry experience working with global organisations specialising in asset management. Engaging with key stakeholders in senior and executive
management, Ian’s focus areas span project management, deploying asset management systems and leading continuous improvement initiatives. He also has extensive knowledge of, and consulting experience, with major mining equipment OEMs. Ian is a co-author of the Framework – RPM’s Asset Management philosophy and Maintenance Operating System (MOS) Platform

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