Norbar Case Study

CS-16 Coal Mine CHPP: Xstrata – Technofast Case Study

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Site

Xstrata – Newlands CHPP

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Original Set-Up

 Standard double hex nuts tightened with flogging spanner

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Issues Experienced

  • OH&S concerns associated with flogging spanners and impact tooling
  • Very time consuming
  • Physically demanding
  • Due to incorrect bolt loads being applied units continually vibrate loose during operation
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Installation Time

Old Method = 2 hours 30 minutes (3-4 personnel)
New Method =
30 minutes (2 personnel)

Time Saving = 2 hours

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Application

Exciter bolts on Metso vibrating screen

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Technofast Product Used

EziTite® Hydraulic Bolts

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Benefits Experienced

  • Easy installation and handling
  • Removed major OH&S concerns
  • Nuts no longer vibrate loose during operation
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Feedback Recieved

“From all reports it went smoothly and quickly. The guys were much more confident using the equipment. Definitely a safety advantage. By using tensioning products we are continually reducing the need for heavy manual handling.”
– CHPP Planner

Application Pictures

IBS Rope being tensioned with EziTite IBS EziTite hydraulic Nuts

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