Detour Gold, operator of one of the largest gold-producing mines in Canada, was recently recognized by Emerson for its plant reliability efforts at the Detour Lake mine in Ontario. Emerson presented its annual Reliability Program of the Year award to the Toronto-based producer at the 2018 Emerson Global Users Exchange in San Antonio, Texas, noting that Detour Lake has leveraged its reliability strategies to deliver total availability for 2017-2018 that is 22% above the corporate target.
Emerson explained that to begin working toward Detour Gold’s corporate vision of 92% uptime for the mine, the team developed a reliability recognition program shared across the organization. The program focuses on predictive and proactive maintenance throughout the plant with key focus in three key areas: lubrication, vibration and conveyor health. To support these strategies, Detour Gold expanded its reliability team from one team member to 12 in just five years.
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