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Techenomics are an International company with extensive knowledge in lubrication maintenance and prevention whom operate four laboratories located throughout Australia and South East Asia.
Techenomics are placing these requirements to upgrade the Blue Oceans Software out for Tender as a standard practice and are seeking IT professionals that have vast experience in Microsoft .NET Framework and MySql that are capable of upgrading the Online Blue Oceans Software System.
Companies will be required to tender for the upgrading of the .NET Framework version 1.4 to .NET Framework version 4, as well as upgrading the MySql database from version 4.1 to version 5.5.
Companies will need to provide a test server so that the Techenomics IT Department may test the functionality of the system and ensure that it is capable of performing its duties within a stable environment, as well as testing for page faults, ASP faults, database faults, graphing and pdf errors.
The Techenomics Blue Oceans software was first designed and built in 2003, since then the Blue Oceans software has grown to compliment other services Techenomics has to offer large Mining, Shipping, freight, rail and Industrial companies.
The upgraded features provided the Blue Oceans software with the ability to trend Magnetic Plugs, record and trend Fuel and lubricant usage, has its own inbuilt Limit calculator that has the capabilities to trend individual site limits plus so many other functions.
Other software that has been incorporated into the design is .NET Charting, Aspose Charts, Sharp PDF and itextdotNet, these are used for both graphing options and printing reports to pdf.
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Oil Analysis Services
Oil Analysis is the analysis of a particular lubricant’s properties, suspended contaminants, and wears debris conducted by technicians within a laboratory. The testing of used oil and grease determines the wear characteristics of equipment, and measures the efficiency of the lubrication of internal components. Routine testing and analysis is performed on Lubricating Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Coolants and fuels. Oil Analysis also provides information about the condition of its engine or other oil filled compartments and what sort of repairs may be necessary in the near future.
Component wear trends can be established through regular analysis of used oil from engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, compressors and other machinery. It can be used to indicate and identify any irregular working conditions and locate the causes. The appropriate corrective actions can then be planned and implemented.
Scientific testing of used oil and grease determines the wear characteristics of equipment, and measures the efficiency of the lubrication of internal components.
Regular analysis of used oil from engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, compressors and other machinery allows component wear trends to be established. Information from oil tests to identify any abnormal working conditions and pinpoint the likely causes, for which corrective actions can be planned.
How Techenomics Oil Sampling is conducted
Samples are taken and sent to the Techenomics Laboratory where investigations and reporting are performed. Reports are then sent via email to the client. Reporting provides a breakdown of each breached element in wear metals, contaminants, additives and the physical properties of oils, coolants and fuels.
Oil Analysis is a preventative maintenance tool that is an essential and cost effective maintenance measure. It contributes to significant reduction in ongoing maintenance costs on plant and equipment. Oil Analysis reduces equipment downtime, increases component life and eliminates unnecessary oil changes.
Results of magnetic plug inspections can be examined and compared over time to determine wear patterns and enable technicians to predict when oil will need to be replaced. This can be used to establish the most effective regular maintenance routine.
Techenomics is a local lubrication and condition monitoring specialised Company that operates throughout Australia, Asia and in Madagascar. Techenomics laboratories have certified technicians who are able to analyse lubricant samples from many different sources including mining companies, power stations, agricultural machinery, paper mills, sea, road and rail freight. Techenomics has the capability to perform analysis on a wide range of liquid fuels, lubricants and associated products.
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Techenomics has been working with Locomotive Engineers and maintenance departments for over 10 years. Their experience in analysing locomotive engines, traction motors and compressor oils has grown enormously throughout this period. The ability to trend historical data and highlight or pin point potential failures has fast become a standard in preventative maintenance strategies.
With the railways’ demand for increase over the next few years to support the coal industry and large mining organisations, Techenomics are doing their bit by forming a specialised rail group to better focus on the concerns of the rail industry.
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Techenomics Blue Oceans Condition Monitoring Software
Condition monitoring is a way in which the condition of equipment can be determined, as well as any potential failures, before they occur. This is determined using advanced technologies in condition monitoring software such as oil analysis, infrared thermography, motor current analysis and vibration analysis. It is mainly used for the maintenance of heavy machinery in mining companies.
Condition monitoring software is used in predictive maintenance to prevent and reduce maintenance costs, as well as extending the overall life of equipment, therefore saving the company money long term. This is achieved by determining significant changes in which would indicate that a failure is slowly developing. Detecting, determining and correcting deterioration at an early stage is usually much more cost effective than fixing it after the failure has occurred. It reduces the amount of downtime required for maintenance of machinery and increases the amount of time that a piece of machinery can be in operation.
Both the past and present oil monitoring results can be tracked and compared using condition monitoring software to gain an overall picture of the rate of wear and deterioration on a specific piece of machinery. This can be used to identify trends and correctional methods can be put in place to counteract uneven wear.
The use of condition monitoring software can improve equipment reliability, minimize the downtime due to maintenance of specific machinery and maximise component life reducing the need for replacement.
Techenomics have developed a condtion monitoring software package called Blue Oceans. It is a fully integrated condition monitoring and oil analysis software package used to monitor the condition of machinery. The software was developed by highly trained and experienced technicians, with a background in equipment maintenance and oil analysis. These technicians record oil analysis results, lubricant and fuel usage, monitor the wear on magnetic plugs and trays and evaluate wear and general condition of machinery. Technicians review the results of each sample and provide recommendations of work that is required.
All data collected of condition monitoring by Techenomics is stored in a Blue Oceans database and can be posted or directly emailed to the company in any of the following formats: csv, txt or xls. Each Blue Oceans can also import clients’ historical data.
Condition monitoring using Blue Oceans is an efficient and cost effective way in which to identify and conduct machinery maintenance for mining companies.
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The tragic events of Monday night the 7th of February are now history as Techenomics International recovers from a lubricants fire which caused an oily soot storm which destroyed an oil analysis laboratory, warehouse office complex and related lubrication equipment.
The pride of the fleet, a unique and state of the art lubrication truck specifically designed for distributing lubricants to coal mining sites in the Hunter Valley was totally destroyed, placing major mining equipment such as electric face shovels at risk.
Production would have been greatly compromised at a number of mines had the lubrication service not been available when required.
The engineers at Techenomics and a valued supplier Legra Engineering worked tirelessly for four days to build a new lubrication truck which was at work by midday Saturday 12th of February – an outstanding feat.
The company’s core business oil analysis is also in the process of being rebuilt but due to development approvals required for the fit out of a new laboratory and the lead time for new equipment it may be 8 weeks before we are again working from our own laboratory.
In the meantime, the company continues to operate and supply its valuable customers who have been very supportive and will work strenuously to rebuild a better and more vigorous lubrication and oil analysis business.
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Mining Companies spend hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars on the maintenance of their mining equipment.
But what if you could prevent a lot of these maintenance costs, extend the life of your equipment, lower unscheduled downtime and save your company money?
Techenomics can help you do just that, with their fully integrated condition monitoring and oil analysis software package, Blue Oceans.
Blue Oceans is designed to allow maintenance personnel to schedule and record equipment maintenance, including the recording of all oil analysis results, lubricant and fuel usage, and monitor the wear on magnetic plugs and trays.
Results for each sample are reviewed, interpreted and managed by Blue Oceans software and recommendations are given by trained technicians with a background in equipment maintenance and oil analysis.
Blue Oceans also manages the results of sample analysis for clients. With this software package, users can, in one place, easily track their past and present oil monitoring results. Trending tools are also available for ongoing condition monitoring, and oil and fuel analysis. Blue Oceans software also offers a flexible reporting format that can be modified to suit the specific needs of customers.
With Techenomics’ Blue Oceans customised maintenance software, you have the ability to monitor and control all aspects of your lubrication usage, oil analysis, data trending, magnetic plug inspections, static wear tray monitoring and fuel usage.
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Help Your Company Save Money at Techenomics Information Seminar
Techenomics International is holding a free Information Seminar discussing how Condition Monitoring can benefit equipment and save companies money on Tuesday 16 November, 2010 at Blackwater Civic Centre, Blackwater, Queensland at 2.30pm.
The Seminar will focus on who Techenomics is as a company, the products and services they offer including, Oil Analysis, Oil Sampling, Magnetic Plug inspections, Specialty Lubricants and Dispensing, Fuel and Lubricant monitoring and Static Wear Tray Monitoring and how these products and services can benefit companies. A demonstration of Techenomics Online Blue Oceans Software will also be given.
Key company speakers at the seminar include Chief Executive Officer Chris Adsett, Business Development Manager Jason Davis, and Queensland Operations Supervisor, Terry Lewis.
Seminar places need to be booked as soon as possible. To secure your place please contact: Terry Lewis on 0437 047 278.
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Techenomics International is pleased to announce they have recently been awarded two new contracts. One contract was won by PT Tekenomics Indonesia and the other was awarded to Techenomics Australia.
PT.Tekenomics Indonesia successfully won the tender for the KPC Sangatta Oil Analysis contract and will start services immediately.
The three year contract covers the supply of oil analysis, grease, coolant and fuel testing for the large coal mine operated by Kaltim Prima Coal in east Kalimantan, Sangatta Indonesia. At this site the company operates a large mobile fleet exceeding 100 dump trucks and associated support equipment, power station, coal process plant and ship loading facilities.
PT.Tekenomics Indonesia will relocate an existing Sangatta laboratory to the Sangatta mine site and are expected to achieve ISO17025 accreditation by the end of the 2010 calendar year. All test work reporting will be provided to KPC via the company’s revolutionary Blue Oceans software, the ultimate in condition monitoring software.
The winning of this contract will help improve the credibility, reliability and quality of service in that region for PT.Tekenomics Indonesia, further emphasizing their vision to be the best Oil Analysis provider in East Kalimantan and the dominant Oil Analysis service provider in Indonesia and ASEAN.
“ We are committed to continuously improving our services and range of test work, together with total concern with quality and the development of new customised services to meet customer requirements.” Says Chris Adsett, CEO, PT Tekenomics Indonesia.
“.PT.Tekenomics Indonesia would like to thank KPC for this opportunity to support their Sangatta operations and look forward to a long and successful business relationship” continues Mr. Adsett.
Techenomics Australia was also awarded the BOOM Logistics Tender for the provision of Lubricant Analysis. BOOM logistics maintain a national presence and is Australia’s leading supplier of integrated lifting solutions operating in excess of 619 cranes with up to 500 tonne capacity across Australia.
The Tender is a two year National Wide contract that will cover 62 depots; consisting of more than 619 cranes and another two and a half thousand pieces of equipment.
Techenomics Australia would like to thank BOOM Logistics for having this opportunity to provide an efficient Oil Analysis Program.
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Techenomics showcased their products and services at this year’s 2010 Singleton Mining and Industry expo. With well over 2000 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors present over the three day period, Techenomics staff were kept very busy with enquiries and demonstrations on their products and services.
There was special interest in Oil Analysis, Filtration, Hydrocarbon management, magnetic plugs, onsite services, OnSpec lubricants and Puncture Proof. All of these products are frequently used throughout the mining, rail, fright, shipping and industrial areas. The products all play a part in preventative maintenance, lowering downtime and saving unnecessary costs on replacement parts and failures.
“Techenomics handed out promotional bags courtesy of Hotpromos in Melbourne, these promotional bags contained mouse mats, pens, key rings, bottle openers, magnets and the Techenomics services brochure. These were well received for those who attended the Singleton Mining & Industry Expo, that is all of those who managed to get one before they ran out” Said Mr Roger Webb, Sales Engineer, Techenomics International.
For anyone that happened to miss Techenomics at the Expo, they are available on 1800 507 531 or at the Singleton Laboratory which is located at 7 Enterprise Crescent, Maison Dieu Industrial Estate, Singleton NSW 2330
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Techenomics International has successfully completed hydraulic flushing of hydraulic lines onboard the offshore supply vessel “MicLyn Victory “, acheiving a NAS 7 cleanliness certificate.
The Techenomics Batman engineering division, lead by Jonter Siregar, flushed the vessels entire hydraulic system including the capstan, windlass, towing winch, hydraulic powerpack, and storage reel winch systems, providing achieving a target cleanliness certificate of NAS 7 for all systems.
The whole procedure was quick and efficient allowing the vessel to be turned around in 48 hrs.
The hydraulic flushing required real time analysis so Techenomics International also provided an “onsite oil cleanliness analyser” allowing the client to witness the cleanliness on an on going basis during the entire operation.
The results were listed on the company’s online platform Blue Oceans, which is a complete condition monitoring programme designed to incorporate many sets of data for the planner, maintenance manager and shop floor fitter to manage component maintenance to achieve maximum utilisation, eliminate unplanned stoppages and reduce operating costs.
Techenomics has completed a number of similar operations involving pickling and flushing of hydraulic lines on offshore units this year.
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Techenomics International is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with M-Power Australia to develop markets for Oil Analysis and state of the art condition monitoring practices in Taiwan.
M-Power Australia is an organisation that specialises in modern fuel and lubricant enhancers and having already established itself a market position in Taiwan, Techenomics see this alliance as a huge way forward for the company.
“Our companies have worked closely together in other markets and this opportunity to establish joint operations in a new market, Taiwan, we believe is a very positive step for the future for Techenomics.” Said Mr Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.
The strategic alliance with M-Power Australia fits Techenomics global business model of positioning strategically located laboratories so as to service diverse geographical markets with a fast turn around and viable costings.
All product delivery will be available via the companies Blue Oceans software that is revolutionising the condition monitoring industry by it’s combination of various tools within one package to allow the equipment owner to focus on areas of cost improvement, better utilisation and reduce downtime.
Techenomics complete range of products and services will be available via this alliance together with the advanced fuel and lubricant enhancers in the M-Power range.
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After providing OnSpec Speciality lubricants to numerous sites in the Hunter Valley for over 10 years, Techenomics welcomes the arrival of a P&H 4100 XPC Shovel that will be commissioned at the end of June utilising OnSpec Open Gear Lube and OnSpec Gear Oil.
The Shovel is fitted with a 2000 kilogram tank fitted with five Lincoln grease pumps to lubricate the equipment throughout operation. OnSpec Open Gear Lube-M is premium lithium soap thickened Open Gear Lubricant that is designed primarily to provide protection for open gears, bushings, rollers and rails, dipper stick handles and is also suitable for use on wire ropes and meets the P&H specifications 464.
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Techenomics International has reopened its Queensland Coalfields office in Blackwater, appointing Terry Lewis from its Singleton office as the new Operations Supervisor for the region.
Mr Lewis, who has been with Techenomics in Field Operations for a number of years believes re-opening the Blackwater Office presents numerous opportunities for the company.
“I really think that there is enormous opportunity in this area and I’m very excited about both mine and Techenomics future prospects.” Explains Mr Lewis.
Mr Lewis, who is also a keen biker, has made a number of friends and is looking forward to fitting into the community.
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Techenomics International has commenced the chemical cleaning and hydraulic flushing of the hydraulic lines on the first of 14 coal barges that will operate in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The barges which have been built in Batam, Indonesia will be used to transfer coal from on shore stock piles to bulk tankers for export from Indonesia to Asia.
All hydraulic lines will be pigged and chemically cleaned before flushing commences.
Samples of Hydraulic oil will be analysed to certify that the lines have been cleaned to NAS 7.
The certification will cover water content, viscosity and ISO cleanliness. All results will be reported and listed on Blue Oceans.
Techenomics International will supply an oil skid to filter and flush contaminants to less than Cleanliness of NAS 7.
This work will require the services of a number of full time technicians to operate the oil skid , treat the oil through a filtration process, carry out the analysis for viscosity, water content, ISO Cleanliness and dispense into collector tank for refurbishment.
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New Laboratory Manager
Techenomics International announced today the appointment of Ms Yasemin Fadil as Laboratory Manager-Singleton.
Ms Fadil has been acting in this role for a number of months and has already upgraded the oil analysis and laboratory procedures, installed new testing regimes and worked with the business development team to create new techniques for the testing ( oil analysis ) of hydraulic oils to reduce hydraulic system failures and ensure correct hydraulic oil selection and usage.
The Techenomics Singleton laboratory provides oil analysis to a wide range of clients working in diverse markets such as coal mining to off shore oil and gas support barges on the North West shelf.
Typically the laboratory performs a range of oil analysis services with turnaround times as short as eight hours for tests such as wear metals and 24 hours when required for a complete suite of oil analysis programmes. An emergency service is available for samples when results are required in less than four hours.
In her new role as Laboratory Manager, Ms Fadil aims to further reduce turnaround times in this ISO 9001 accredited oil analysis laboratory and meet customer demands to create more value from oil analysis to maximise equipment availability and minimise operating costs in lubricated compartments.
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Appointment of Eka Kamila
It is my pleasure to announcement the appointment of Ms Eka Karmila to the new position of Group Chemist Techenomics International.
Eka who is a graduate chemical engineer from the University of Malang East Java joined the company in 1999 and has held various positions in our laboratories both in Australia and Indonesia, most recently as the Laboratory Manager at our Sangatta laboratory.
She brings great experience, enthusiasm and talent to this new and challenging role where she will be working across all the companies laboratories.
Her responsibilities will cover auditing and providing quality control for all group laboratories including all ISO accreditations. She will also be responsible for the set up and correct installation of all new testing procedures and laboratories.
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Techenomics International are lubrication and condition monitoring specialists operating in Australia, Asia and Madagascar.
Mining Companies spend hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars on the maintenance of their mining equipment. But what if you could prevent a lot of these maintenance costs, extend the life of your equipment, lower unscheduled downtime and save your company money.
Techenomics International can do just that. Techenomics International is a lubrication and condition monitoring specialist who offer preventative maintenance tools to the mining industry.
Proving successful and very much in demand, Techenomics, who operate throughout Australia, Asia and in Madagascar, have weathered the global financial crisis.
“Over the past few years Techenomics has tripled in size on the back of strong growth in Borneo and consolidation in the Hunter Valley. Techenomics have opened offices in Madagascar, Laos, Bangkok, Shanghai and Batam and new laboratories in Bangkok and Balikpapan” explains Chris Adsett, Techenomics CEO.
Techenomics offer condition monitoring services which include oil analysis, magnetic plug inspections, and lubrication and filtration solutions to fixed and mobile plants, all of which can significantly extend the life of your equipment, lower unscheduled downtime and most importantly decrease costs.
This year Techenomics also launched the first fully integrated condition monitoring software package, Blue Oceans.
“The software was designed to allow maintenance personnel to schedule and record maintenance for their equipment including recording all oil analysis, lubricant and fuel usage and monitoring wear on magnetic plugs and rear dump trays. “ Explains Jason Davis New Product Manager, Techenomics International.
Clients using Blue Oceans will be able to trend, create limits, and customise their data on all condition monitoring analysis results. Non-services customers are able to create and integrate data obtained from their existing oil analysis provider and other condition monitoring programmes into their own unique modules and formats for equipment trending.
Only this month Techenomics added the static wear tray module to the software program. The tools and functions that are built into the static wear tray module are very unique as the program has been designed to predict failures before they occur. The software functions utilize Microsoft technologies to enable this precision software to predict the future.
Techenomics International are lubrication and condition monitoring specialists operating in Australia, Asia and Madagascar.
Techenomics International has over 30 years experience and offer services including oil analysis, magnetic plug inspections, and lubrication and filtration solutions to fixed and mobile plants, all of which can significantly extend the life of equipment, lower unscheduled downtime and most importantly decrease costs.
In recent years Techenomics has tripled in size and plan to soon open a new laboratory in Papua New Guinea.
“Over the past few years we have opened offices in Madagascar, Laos, Bangkok, Shanghai and Batam and new laboratories in Bangkok and Balikpapan. Over the next couple of months, Techenomics International will be opening their first Oil Analysis laboratory in Papua New Guinea.” Explains Chris Adsett, Techenomics CEO.
The Oil Analyses laboratory will support the mining Industry in Papua New Guinea with a fast and efficient, cost effective Oil Analysis program that will reduce the current sample turn around times while undercutting the current costs of analysis.
The laboratory will scientifically test oil and grease taken from mining machinery to determine characteristics of equipment components and the ability of the lubricating oil to continue protecting that equipment.
Results for each sample will be reviewed, interpreted and recommendations will then be given by trained chemists and technicians with a background in equipment maintenance.
Sample results will be managed by the company’s first fully integrated condition monitoring software package, Blue Oceans, which was only launched this year. This software package allows the user to track all of their results in one place, both past and present. It also offers a flexible reporting format to suit customer needs.
“The results will allow maintenance personnel to schedule and record maintenance for their equipment including recording all oil analysis and lubricant and fuel usage, “explains Jason Davis New Product Manager, Techenomics International.
“Clients who use Blue Oceans will also be able to trend, create limits, and customise their data on all condition monitoring analysis results. Continues Mr Davis.
Oil analysis a valuable technique for evaluating component wear and contamination and is an effective preventative maintenance programme that can save companies a significant amount of money by helping reduce unscheduled downtime, extend equipment life and increase oil drain intervals.
As well as opening the Oil Analyses laboratory, Techenomics International will also be importing its own brand of Specialty Lubricants. Available for the past ten years the extensive range features mine greases and rope oils, advantage grease, open gear lubes, hydraulic oils, gear oils, coolants, break out grease, and wire rope lubes.
OnSpec Lubricants also has its own software that can record and trend usage rates on all equipment, graph total site usages and trend lubricant problems with injectors and faulty pumps.
Techenomics International not only provide onsite sample extraction and laboratory analyses services to a variety of mine sites in the Hunter Valley, Australia and South East Asia but they also hold customised training seminars for company’s who wish to perform their own onsite sample extractions.
Routine onsite sample extractions of oil, grease and coolants from numerous equipment compartments prior to the equipment service intervals is imperative for all companies to do, either themselves or through a qualified lubrication field technician.
After sample extractions are analysed at laboratories reported results allow maintenance planners time to order any necessary parts and schedule maintenance repairs, reducing unnecessary down time on equipment and saving businesses money.
For companies wanting to do sample extractions themselves, Techenomics provide training seminars to teach them how to correctly take sample extractions.
“It is important that sample extractions are taken correctly to provide real time results in the analysis process and to ensure foreign material or contaminants don’t get in the sample and cause laboratories to report incorrect results. “ Explains Jason Davis, New Product Manager, Techenomics International.
Training seminars are held on-site and are made up of both theory and practical. Participants are first taken through step by step on when and how to correctly take a sample extraction and avoid contamination and then the practical part begins.
“After the theory we go outside and participants are shown the correct way to take a sample extraction from an actual piece of equipment they would regularly test. Everyone then has a turn of taking a sample extraction and we make sure they do it correctly.” Says Jason Davis, New Product Manager, Techenomics International.
After this participants are tested and assessed.
Although Techenomics specialise in the Mining Industry they customise their training package to suit the needs of any client or industry. For example Techenomics recently provided two training seminars for Downer EDI Rail. The seminars, which catered for 15 people per group, where held at Kooragang Island.
For companies not wanting to perform sample extractions themselves they can use Techenomics trained lubrication field technicians, guaranteeing the sample will be taken correctly and from the same sample location each time, ensuring a clean, reliable and representative oil sample.
Techenomics International today announced that it is was well on the way to achieving ISO 17025 accreditation for its two oil analysis laboratories located in Balikpapan and Sangatta in the Kalimantan province of Indonesia.
These two laboratories are operated by its wholly owned subsidiary PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia and predominantly service the coal mining regions of Kalimantan. The original audit for the accreditation was completed in December 2008 and the required improvements are nearly complete.
Once opened the laboratories will join Techenomics other Accredited ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 laboratories located in Australia and Bangkok which service the coal mining regions of the Bowen Basin in Queensland and the Hunter Valley in NSW of Australia, together with precious metal mines in SE Asia.
Techenomics is unique in that it is the only company in the world that operates a string of laboratories servicing a group of companies that operate across many geographical regions yet provides a seamless service where the product is available online with no differentiation from laboratory to laboratory.
Other major operators may service a similar customer base but provide services through a suite of individually owned laboratories where methods of operation, controls and management will differ from laboratory to laboratory.
This milestone event will mark a milestone in Techenomics efforts to improve the services related to oil analysis and associated contamination control disciplines so that the asset owner will truly receive a tailored service to suit his life of equipment bottom line.
Consistent with this progress is a transition by the company to provide a totally comprehensive service across massive geographical boundaries.
2009 August 28 - Robert Mark Howell Joined Techenomics International as Operations Manager Indonesia.
Robert Mark Howell has joined Techenomics International as Operations Manager Indonesia.
Mark brings vast working experience of Mobile and Fixed equipment to the group having worked extensively in the Gold, Iron Ore and Coal mining industries in senior leadership and training roles both in Australia and overseas in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Ghana-West Africa and recently two assignments in Indonesia.
Mark has not only worked for global companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto but has also worked for small private companies assisting them to develop and become more successful.
A team orientated person with a strong safety focus Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as an understanding of different cultures.
He joins Techenomics Indonesia at time of great opportunity and expansion in the mining industry of Indonesia.
Glenn Brown has been appointed as Business Development Manager for Techenomics International to be based in Singleton.
Glenn brings with him a wealth of experience in lubrication related matters gained from practical site involvement on a number of major mining sites in Australia and Indonesia.
His working career has been committed to the improvement and further development of hydrocarbon management, contamination control and reliability improvements through lubrication practices and maintenance.
Glenn was a FLAC (Fuel, Lubricant, Air and Coolant) Champion with BHP Billiton and holds accreditation with other international organisations. Glenn holds diplomas in Business Management, Maintenance Management and Project Management.
Through using in-depth auditing systems of lubrication storage and dispensing facilities, Glenn has made significant costs reductions and increases in plant availability to some of the largest organisations in the world including The Shell Company of Australia, Mobil Oil Australia, ExxonMobil, Caltex Oil Indonesia, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Worsley Alumina, Ravensthorpe Nickel, Australian Paper Manufacturers, Newcrest Mining, Newmont and Pall Corporation.
Techenomics is looking forward to Glenn’ joining the Techenomics team and his positive contribution to the future development of the company.
Lubrication and condition monitoring specialists, Techenomics Australia, have become a ground sponsor of Singleton United Rugby League Football Club and to celebrate are holding a ‘Family Fun Day’ from 11.30am to 2.30pm this Sunday August 9th at Resco Park.
There will be a sausage sizzle, jumping castle for the kids and three games of football for families to enjoy.
The Singleton United Rugby League Football Club under 18’s side kicks off at 11.15am, followed by reserve grade at 12.30pm and first grade at 2.00pm.
So get down to Resco Park, support your local football team and have a bit of fun while you do it!
Techenomics Australia has made available RULER® testing and Foaming testing for Hydraulic oils, to help companies prevent Hydraulic system failures or component failures in mining machinery due to antioxidant depletion or foaming Hydraulic oils.
With complaints about Hydraulic system and component failures increasing, Techenomics purchased RULER® and Foam testing so their laboratories could run these tests and help find a solution.
RULER® testing is designed to inform the owner of any antioxidant depletion in oils being used in service before it becomes a problem.
The depletion of antioxidants in hydraulic oils happens because the antioxidants present in the additive package significantly limits oil degradation from occurring, but antioxidants are depleted in the process.
Preventing this antioxidant depletion is essential as antioxidants are vital to fluid integrity and a loss of antioxidants could result in sludge and deposit formation, filter blockages, oil thickening, and an increase in oil acidity.
Like with RULER® testing, Foaming testing on Hydraulic Oils is also imperative to the health of equipment and maintaining equipment performance.
If foaming and oil aeration is occurring in Hydraulic oil this can lead to equipment failure, air entrapment can cause pump cavitations, erratic operations, component wear, low oil pressure, reduced viscosity and oxidation..
Oils with foaming problems also have a reduced cooling capacity which may contribute to overheating issues and accelerate oil degradation. The presence of foam in the fluid can also lead to excessive oxidation and cavitation, the reduction of lubricating properties of the oil and performance of hydraulic systems.
Techenomics Australia has launched a new website www.techenomics.net that is quick, streamlined, easy to navigate and contains double the amount of valuable information.
The new site, combined with its unique Blue Oceans software offers the complete package in oil analysis products, condition monitoring and maintenance services.
“Our old website was just not user friendly and didn’t contain the information our customers wanted and needed.
The new website is user friendly and can be used as a tool for customers to find out more about the company and how we can save them money,” explains Jason Davis, IT Manager, Techenomics Australia.
The website now contains seven new sections including Laboratory Services, Total Fluid Management Services, Environment, FAQ’s, Press, Privacy Statement and Employment Opportunities.
Already existing but improved sections include Company Profile, Quality Standards, Products, Services and Contact Details.
For existing customers the site provides access to Blue Oceans, the first fully integrated condition monitoring software package designed to increase equipment reliability and availability while saving businesses money..
“We believe that our new website combined with Blue Oceans provides a total solution for customers,” continues Mr Davis.
“Over the next year we plan on adding modules to Blue Oceans that will focus on preventative maintenance and save our customers even more time and money.” Says Mr Davis.
Techenomics International has recently launched on its website www.techenomics.net, Blue Oceans, the first fully integrated condition monitoring software package designed to increase equipment reliability and availability whilst crushing costs for customers.
Blue Oceans, formerly known as Client Analysis Access System, moulds the function of the equipment planner, maintenance service teams and reliability engineer into one powerful unit creating a true ‘Blue Ocean’ for customers to exploit and enhance
their businesses while saving money.
Clients using Blue Oceans will be able to trend, create modules, and customise their data on all analysis results. Non-services customers are able to create and integrate data obtained from their existing oil analysis provider and other condition monitoring
programmes into their own unique modules and formats for equipment trending.
“Techenomics philosophy of innovation and investment to provide the complete package in oil analysis products, condition monitoring and maintenance services is represented by the creation of Blue Oceans," explains Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.
“Over the next year we plan on adding modules to Blue Oceans that will focus on preventative maintenance and save our customers even more time and money.” Mr Adsett continues. An exciting new logo for Blue Oceans has been created to compliment its uniqueness and link to Techenomics International.
After being trialled in one of Indonesia’s largest coal mines, Oscar Advanced, a Techenomics International fuel conditioner, has been proven to reduce fuel consumption in vehicles by 13.5% and reduce fuel consumption in vehicles of more than 10.4% per BCM carried.
The trial proved that by using Oscar Advanced the product was capable of improving combustion, controlling water emulsifying, sludge reduction and acid and sulphur neutralisation in vehicles, providing healthier engines with lower fuel consumption.
Oscar Advanced was trialled for five months on six 789 Caterpillar rear dumps, in one of Indonesia’s largest coal mines. Another six 789 Caterpillar rear dumps were trialled over the same five month period and in the same coal mine running on only straight diesel, so fuel reductions could be compared.
The trial was maintained in an open pit and all fuel records where recorded by both Techenomics and the mine site department. After five months of daily recorded fuel consumptions Oscar Advanced was found to have a reduction of more than 10.4% per BCM carried and a total of 13.5% reduction in fuel consumption compared to its twin 789 rear dumps running straight diesel.
"We were always confident of what Oscar Advanced was capable of doing and we are extremely happy that this trial proved what a great success this product really is," said Mr Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.
Techenomics International have started up a recycling centre for used hydraulic oil that not only helps clients lower costs by up to 20% but also helps the environment by reducing unnecessary waste.
The Hydraulic Oil Recycling Centre has proven a huge success with results showing clients using the facility are saving up to 10% - 20% in costs by using the refurbished oil compared to purchasing new oil. The refurbished oil also comes with a full oil
analysis report published live online to BLUE OCEANS viewers.
The idea behind the centre is to eliminate large amounts of waste hydraulic oil, consisting of water ingress, metals, silicon and poor ISO readings.
The recycling centre works by first assessing the state of the used oil, identifying all properties such as viscosity, wear metals, water and other factors before deciding on the best methods for cleaning the used oil.
An on site Oil Analysis Laboratory gives Techenomics a huge advantage as they can check the state of the oil whenever needed and without the delays of usual laboratory turn around or deliveries.
Techenomics International will celebrate the 10th Birthday of their OnSpec Lubricant range this May, 2009. Having watched the range grow from a handful of products, to having their own lubricant service trucks and software program, the celebrations, just like the products, promise to be huge.
"We can’t believe how much our OnSpec Lubricant Range has grown in quantity and offering over the past ten years. It has exceeded all our expectations and we think its 10th Birthday should be celebrated", explains Mr Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.
Starting out as a small line featuring mine greases and rope oils, the popular range has grown to now include a large number of Advantage grease, Open Gear Lubes, hydraulic oils, gear oils, coolants, break out grease, and wire rope lubes sold not only to mining companies in Australia but in Indonesia and Laos too.
In fact the OnSpec lubricant range has gotten so big that today it has its own lubricant service trucks that not only have the capabilities of pumping into bulk tanks but also the capabilities of delivering directly onto equipment in the pits.
Further highlighting the range’s enormous popularity, OnSpec Lubricants also has its own software that can record and trend usage rates on all equipment, graph total site usages and trend lubricant problems with injectors and faulty pumps.
"We are still excited by the success of this range and look forward to developing it even further over the next 10 years." Said Mr Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.
Techenomics International advanced fuel conditioner, OSCAR Advanced, recently provided a fuel contamination solution for a large mining operation in NSW, cleaning approximately 733,000 litres of contaminated diesel fuel.
The diesel fuel was contaminated with fungal and bacterial growth first starting in the bulk tanks. The contamination then spread to other equipment on the site.
After running a series of laboratory tests, Techenomics International was able to establish the locations of this contaminant and treat them. Due to Oscar Advanced unique properties that gives it strength to eliminate diesel bugs and any other contamination problems within the fuel it was chosen to be the solution.
"Oscar Advanced was chosen to fight the contaminated diesel fuel and after treatment our lab tests show the fuel is now normal and fuel quality has actually improved", said Mr Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.
Oscar Advanced is ideally used in countries where fuel qualities are poor but also ideal for equipment owners that are looking at reducing fuel consumptions by improving the fuel quality.
TECHENOMICS International has launched Blue Oceans, its first fully integrated condition monitoring software package designed to increase equipment reliability and availability.
The Techenomics Blue Oceans solution was previously known as Client Analysis Access System. Blue Oceans combines the functionality of an equipment planner, maintenance service teams and reliability engineer.
Users of Blue Oceans will be able to trend, create modules and customise their data on all analysis results. Non-services customers can create and integrate data obtained from their existing oil analysis provider and other condition monitoring software for equipment trending.
According to Techenomics, Blue Oceans is a complete package of oil analysis products, condition monitoring and maintenance services.
On 20 October 2008, PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia acquired the fluid analysis business of PT. Rhodes Laboratory Services.
The acquisition has increased the capacity of PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia to provide quality oil analysis services in the East Kalimantan region to compliment their developing condition monitoring services provided via web based interactive maintenance products.
Oil Analysis Services available through the new laboratory include:
- Spectrometric test for wear metals and additive levels
- Infrared analysis (FTIR)
- Viscosity test to ASTM D445
- Total base number (TBN)
- Total acid number (TAN)
- Crackle test for water contamination
PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia anticipates that with the acquisition, considerable additional capacity will be generated and a backup provided for existing company laboratory services.
The company is conscious of rising oil costs in the region and has strengthened its commitment to providing timely, accurate and quality customer service to new and existing customers.
In the current volatile and uncertain global economic market, PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia recognizes that cost saving measures will be required and new capital harder to find for new equipment, thus placing a stronger emphasis on regulated machinery maintenance programs and extended equipment life.
The acquisition will compliment existing facilities in Indonesia, Australia, Thailand and marketing representation in China. The company is currently researching other opportunities as part of its philosophy to expand its range of product and services in the international market.
SINGLETON-based Techenomics International says its Indonesian branch has designed and implemented a complete contamination control system at a mine site in Laos.
According to the company, the system is delivering repeatable hydraulic fluid cleanliness to delivery points within the facility bays and workshops, compatible with the ISO 4406 standard.
The contract included 1100m of 50mm reticulated schedule 40 pipe, while filtration was installed on the inlet side of the bulk storage oil tanks. The oil was then pumped 80m to stainless steel filtering day tanks. The elevated tanks filter the oil before they entered the tanks, followed by more filtering until the oil meets the cleanliness requirements.
The fluids are then dispensed to the bay, which have with another layer of filtration. To lessen contamination created by dust and the surrounding environment, the engineers designed specialised dispensing poles with counter balancers, flow meters, and a holster rail that ensured positive air flow.
TECHENOMICS says its new mobile grease plant has been successfully used to provide lubricating services for a variety of mine sites.
The service vehicle, a five tonne 4WD Mitsubishi tray truck, was first purchased in January 2008. The company aimed to use it to pump its range of ONSPEC lubricants 24/7.
According to the lubricant provider, the grease planted needed to have the flexibility and capacity to access most areas on mine sites on a daily basis, during both normal and extreme weather conditions.
Engineers modified the tray to fit two 700kg product storage tanks with air driven pumps powered by the vehicle. Filtration units from the company were installed to carry and dispense lubricants from fluid bags, drums or intermediate bulk containers.
The vehicle was commissioned in March 2008 and has been meeting its daily schedules and output obligations for four months.
Techenomics International has been awarded a contract to review and make recommendations for the lubrication department at BHP Billiton’s newest mine, the Ravensthorpe nickel operations in the South of Western Australia. This contract is to assist in achieving the standards set by the BHP Billiton GMN (Global Maintenance Network) FLAC (Fuel – Lubes – Air – Coolant) program which has some of the most stringent criteria for cleanliness levels.
The contract will include reviewing and making recommendations on the following:
- Organisational structure
- Lubrication schedules
- Lubricants used on site
- Oil analysis program and schedule
- Storage volumes
- Waste management
Techenomics will also be developing a training program and skills matrix for use on the site for all lubrication team members. In some instances, Techenomics will be delivering training and assessing the technicians' abilities.
A spokesman for Techenomics International, a leading supplier of innovative solutions for the mining and associated industries, today announced that the company had rolled out and released version four of its unique and leading edge maintenance systems solution software, CAAS. This software is a web-based platform for Techenomics to deliver oil analysis, lubricant performance analysis, magnetic plug reports, fuel and lubricant usage in an integrated package.
This software brings oil analysis into the modern world, surpassing many of the antiquated basic services provided by the OEM’s. This is a picture of the future; the company expects to release version five by mid-year. It is devoted to providing the best support possible for an integrated maintenance program as soon as possible.
BMA Blackwater has continued with its program of trialing different methods of maintaining the quality of the CAT D11R/D11N final drives. By the use of the strong one eye final drive magnetic plugs the results are excellent.
These had been inially used in the four trial machines for six months with no recordable PQ and FE below ten. This has also assisted to reduce the AL and SI in the system which has in turn lowered the iso by two to three codes in each compartment.
Blackwater has a plug inspection program, with every machine inspected weekly. With the site rolling these plugs out to every machine, any increase on the magnetic plug now shows if an issue is beginning. To date all compartments have a "A" plug result and on the 24 machines there have not been any cases of final drive failure, even in compartments that were put under water.
We highly recommend these magnetic plugs as a preventative maintenance tool.