Mining Tag

Eddie Lawrence brings a rich understanding of heavy industry and engineering to his role as Webster BSC Sales Manager for Tasmania. Tasmania is home to several mid-scale zinc, tin, magnetite, and gold mining operations and the on-site processing plants where the raw materials are processed at. He discusses a recent solution developed for underground polymetallic based mine MMG located in Rosebery, Tasmania. To read the full article, please click...

As BSC’s Michael Rowe explains, “Measuring the potential risk of an on-site injury occurring from a high-pressure hose is mainly a matter of measuring the frequency of their usage — which is high.” “To put it bluntly, a quick change in pressure behind a flexible hose application can be life-threatening,” cautions Michael. “If a pressurized hose experiences a sudden spike or release in pressure, the hose can whip or flail around in similarly unpredictable movements at...

“In places where there is a lot of heavy rock and stone products moving through a shoot there is potential for significant wear on the surface of the plates,” explains Michael Rowe, BSC Product Manager for Abrasives and Sealants. Extending the life of equipment and avoiding unnecessary downtime, is an ongoing...

Developing an effective emergency spill response plan is an essential Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirement for mine site operators, particularly those who are handling mobile equipment, according to Steve Keown. “Whether its fuel, lubricants, or coolant, mobile equipment has the potential to spring a leak while out in the field, and an incidental chemical spill that occurs while working remotely can pose a significant OHS risk if a...

As BSC’s National Product Manager for Lubricants, Degreasers and Solvents, it’s no surprise that Steve Keown knows his stuff when it comes to metal protection —He has been working with Aussie-owned and operated supplier INOX, CBC’s premium partner, for decades to keep Australian mining equipment rolling with a sparkle. But more recently, with organic products...

At best, corrosion and erosion mean progressive oxidization and degradation of pump components —eventually requiring repair and refurbishment, and at worst, they can mean the catalyst for a premature pump failure. The key to avoiding unnecessary downtime on pump applications caused by corrosion and erosion, explains BSC Product Manager Michael Rowe, is understanding pump processes in order to protect the components and boost their reliability. To...

Fluid transfer applications require sturdy and reliable Power Transmission (PT) components to perform efficiently. A good PT solution for fluid transfer can boost uptime and protect the integrity of the matter that a pump contains, whether that is oil, water or gas. Enter BSC Product Manager Troy Markland — who has been managing a substantial portfolio of Power Transmission products for...

Slurry is a heavy consistency liquid mixture of water, soil, rock, ferrous and non-ferrous materials that can range in size from 1mm in thickness up to 25mm. According to Raj Jadow, the National Key Account Manager at Seal Innovations, slurry pumps are often subject to the effects of...

BSC’s Product Manager for Industrial Bearings, Tony Tormey says BSC has seen a jumpstart in innovation from suppliers and manufacturers behind the bearings and bearing components that go into the equipment on mine sites. “I think we have had a lot of success in accommodating recent challenges,” says Tony. “And part of our success can be attributed...

Motion Asia Pacific’s national branch footprint, along with technical competency, allows them to be industry leaders in the mining and quarrying sectors. “We’ve had a long association with the mining industry – in fact one of our businesses has been serving this sector for over 100...