Monthly Archives: May 2015

Importance of coarse-ore stockpile design in mining mega-projects

It was surprising for me when I recently received news that in yet another world-class mining project, or mega-project, the percentage of time of plant utilization (run-time) achieved is much lower than the plant availability. To appreciate the importance of … Continue reading

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Chute, it stopped moving. Bottlenecks or Traffic?

Twice in the last week I have had to drive to the south of Western Australia to visit clients’ sites. The last trip caused a lot of frustration because of road works that added well over 45 minutes to the … Continue reading

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What biofuels you?

Not long ago, I browsed a dissertation written by a Ph.D. candidate who had spent years developing models of a biofuels production process.  The manuscript was impressive.  The document was thorough in its derivations based on reaction kinetics, conservation of … Continue reading

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