Evolution Mining uses Aspen Technology to mitigate downtime

Aug. 17, 2021
The software discovers the precise failure signatures that precede asset degradation and breakdowns.

Aspen Technology, Inc. announced that Australian gold miner Evolution Mining has deployed Aspen Mtell software at the company’s Mungari Gold Operations, Western Australia, to help mitigate unplanned downtime and provide information to support productivity improvements.

Greg Walker, Evolution Mining Mungari general manager, said, “Evolution’s Data Enabled Business Improvement (DEBI) program has achieved excellent results in recent years. With this new technology Mungari Gold Operations can achieve further productivity improvements via increased asset availability.”

Evolution Mining performed a rigorous offline approach to test the Aspen Mtell software on multiple pieces of equipment at two of its key assets (sites) prior to the decision to deploy the software, which uses historical and real-time operational and maintenance data to discover the precise failure signatures that precede asset degradation and breakdowns, to predict future failures, and to prescribe detailed actions to mitigate or solve problems via predictive and prescriptive maintenance.

Jeannette McGill, vice president and general manager, metals and mining, Aspen Technology, added, “Asset-performance management helps customers stay ahead in the maintenance phase of the asset lifecycle. We are pleased that Evolution Mining has partnered with Aspen Technology by choosing to deploy Aspen Mtell, in support of the company’s strategy to lower costs by improving productivity.”