$2 million contract for remote plant isolation systems


REMSAFE has a $2 million contract to supply its Remote Isolation Systems at Pilbara Iron Ore mine sites in WA.

The company will start installing and commissioning the new systems in the second half of 2015. According to the company, the new orders are the latest in its efforts to upgrade and expand existing deployments of REMSAFE systems.

The systems are used in port conveyor systems to minesite conveyor applications, and are said to help iron ore companies improve production efficiencies and improve operational safety. REMSAFE was recently subject to a majority stake acquisition by Orbital, and has since been successfully integrated into the business.

REMSAFE heavy industry high voltage electrical remote isolation systems reduce the time taken to electrically isolate conveyors by up to 98 percent. By isolating equipment from all motivate energy sources, they ensure it cannot be moved or restarted during the repair and maintenance process.

The new equipment being installed at the sites in WA will, in less than three minutes, isolate heavy mining plant replacing manual processes that in the past would take 40 to 90 minutes every time repair or maintenance is required.

This is expected to reduce production downtime and also deliver savings by eliminating the need to mobilise an electrician to manually operate high voltage isolators.

The technology and the product was developed in Western Australia and has been successfully deployed in Pilbara based applications since 2012 by the state’s large iron ore miners, including BHP, Billiton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals.