Norbar Case Study

CS-20 Coal Mine: Rio Tinto – Technofast Case Study

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Site

Rio Tinto – Hunter Valley

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Original Set-Up

Heavy steel TEE Bars and jacks need to be lifted and installed to tension the ropes and then removed.

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Issues Experienced

  • Manual Handling Concerns
  • Rating concerns with 1” UNC bolts used with jacks
  • OH&S concerns due to working at heights
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Installation Time

Old Method = 2 hours 30 minutes (2-3 personnel) per rope
New Method = 45 minutes(2 personnel) per rope

Time Saving = 1 hours 45 minutes

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Application

Intermediate Boom Rope Support Tensioners

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Technofast Product Used

EziTite IBS Tensioners — EZI-IBS-212X4-000.

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Benefits Experienced

  • Easy installation and handling
  • Removed major OH&S concerns
  • Ability to check rope loads quickly and easily
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Feedback Recieved

“Has received great acceptance from the on-site maintenance crew.”
– Hunter Valley User

Application Pictures

IBS Rope being tensioned with EziTite IBS EziTite hydraulic Nuts

IBS Rope being tensioned with EziTite® IBS EziTite Hydraulic Nuts.

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