McKinsey believes reducing variability in digital mining is crucial to efficiency. Here, we discuss one of the elements of a mine operation with significant variability - driver behaviour - and how SmartRView technology can help you measure and reduce that variability.
Contract miners allow companies to equip or re-equip mines with restricted capital budgets. But that puts the burden of fuel efficiency and equipment maintenance squarely on the contractor. Blutip’s fuel saving technology can reduce fuel burn by up to 5% for a given workload, and give you better information to help you manage maintenance.
Global carbon dioxide emissions grew 1.4% in the last year, reaching 32.5 gigatonnes after three years of remaining flat.
Responding to strong growth, Blutip has added 3 regional sales directors in South Africa, Latin America, and Australia.
It's that time of year. The parties have begun at PDAC, and Deloitte has issued it's top 10 mining trends for 2018. We like that #1 trend...
Learn how Canadian ingenuity, and a dozen determined Canadians from North Bay, Ontario, and Calgary, Alberta, were instrumental in the on-the-ground teaming that led to the rescue of 33 Chilean miners after 69 days underground.
Currently, about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions are covered under some sort of carbon tax, and that number will rise to 20-25% in 2018. Learn how mining companies like Newmont are tackling the economic and social responsibility of dealing with carbon pricing.
The top 50 mining companies returned 34% to shareholders over the last 18 months. How are the leaders using innovation to drive these results?
In 2017 we helped our customers reduce GHG emissions by 7,171 metric tons. We think that's the best holiday gift of all.
China wakes up to the need for clean energy - but is it in time? Once again, greenhouse gases ("GHGs") are in focus in the IEA's report. Projections for 2040 CO2emissions are down 1.7% from prior year, but still not nearly enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
When you're buying a mining haul truck, dozer, or loader worth millions of dollars, you want to be sure you're purchasing the right truck for your operation. That's why independent, head-to-head field trials of different manufacturers' trucks, in actual field conditions, can be so valuable.
Lots of technologies promise to save money on your mine site. How many companies prove it, at their cost, before they deploy across your site? Blutip does. Here's how we conduct our field performance benchmarking trials:
Bring the power of the industrial internet of things ("IIOT") to your contract mining operation with Blutip's cloud-based SmartRView data portal and analytics system. Our lightweight, low cost platform requires no complex infrastructure or integration, so it is ideal for contract miners.
SmartRControl reduces lowers exhaust gas temperatures (EGTs) and reduces particulate emissions by up to 70%. When deployed by our large customers such as Newmont, SmartRControl is also proven to reduce greenhouse gases ("GHGs") by 2%. In this post, we provide the data and explain the science behind our technology.
Blutip’s SmartRFuel platform can save your mine up to 8% in fuel costs annually. But how do we protect your investment in your high-value diesel engines?
A new September 2017 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers details how South African mines have returned to modest profitability due to a combination of price recovery coupled with technology-enabled cost reductions. However, uncertainty looms and capital expenditures are muted.
Driver behavior directly impacts both fuel burn and maintenance costs. Blutip's cloud-based SmartRView IoT system will notify you of alarm conditions on your dozers, haul trucks, and other vehicles, enabling real-time intervention and driver coaching.
Every year, mining companies are pitched on the benefits of new technologies boasting improved fuel efficiency, lowered maintenance costs and other operation benefits. But how do you know which technologies will work in your particular mine scenario? A side-by-side trial using SmartRView's fuel usage sensors and cloud-based analytics portal gives you the data to decide.
Mining operators often find themselves with more equipment than circumstances require. Blutip's SmartRView engine data maps and idle time analysis can help you identify inefficient trucks which should be retired or repaired.
Many mining maintenance departments perform preventative maintenance based on elapsed time, engine hours, or easily observable indicators such as a check engine light.