Our early Mining experiences

SVT's earliest experiences in the mining/minerals sector were with major companies in a variety of open cut sites in outback Western Australia.

In the late 1980s we assisted Mt Newman Mining (now a part of the BHP Billiton group) with the design and implementation of their first modern condition monitoring system (to improve the safety, reliability and performance of crushers, conveyors, conveyor drives, electric shovels, screen fans). SVT also conducted their earliest whole-body vibration studies and performed some of the first structural dynamics studies in Australia on their 250 tonne Haulpack trucks.

By the early 1990s SVT was providing a variety of asset management, design and troubleshooting services to companies including:

  • Hamersley Iron (now a wholly owned subsidary of Rio Tinto) — condition monitoring and occupational noise management across all port and inland facilities
  • Tiwest (now the world's largest titanium minerals production and manufacturing company) — major environmental noise assessments to help address non-compliance against new stringent noise regulations
  • BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina (one of the world's largest, most efficient alumina refineries) — implementation of state-of-the-art remote condition monitoring systems, environment modelling to support refinery expansion and troubleshooting
  • Alcoa — extensive noise reduction programs