A lead smelter operates a fleet of 88 dust collectors to capture the lead dust emitted by the different processes of the plant.
STS Canada was commissioned to perform an operation & mechanical audit of the 88 dust collectors of the plant to determine the level of compliance of each equipment and identify actions to be implemented to improve operation and maintenance.
This project required careful planification of the interventions on each of the 79 dust collectors in order to minimize the downtime of the audited equipment and its impact on operation and the need of assistance from the plant’s maintenance personnel.
The evaluation tools developed by STS Canada were used to identify which were the most critical dust collectors requiring immediate attention. In addition, using a proprietary software tool, STS Canada prioritized the various maintenance and optimization activities identified during the audit. The purpose of this ranking was to provide plant personnel with clear and precise information to define the priorities of intervention for the 79 dust collectors.
This approach, based on STS Canada's own methodology and auditing tools, has totally met our client's objectives while minimizing the disruption of plant operations and his staff schedules.
Air filtration on media
Mine and Foundry
Operation & mechanical audit
80000 CAN $