The LCS programmes are designed to improve overall filter reliability, performance and safety. Metso Outotec said that with the programmes in place, customers can simplify their maintenance, improve filter reliability, minimise downtime and maximise filter life while achieving the highest productivity for the filters.
Metso Outotec has 15 different filter types available for hundreds of applications. The company has performed over 14,000 filtration tests and has delivered over 5,000 filters around the world.
There are four different programme levels as part of Metso Outotec's LCS for filtration. The inspections and technical support programme focuses on annual maintenance, resulting in higher filter availability. This programme is designed to ensure that equipment condition is well monitored, and that correct maintenance actions and overhauls are efficiently executed for highest availability.
The maintenance and reliability programme covers all functional systems of the filter. This programme spreads the complete maintenance activities across shorter, more manageable events on critical systems, to ensure that all important components and materials are covered.
The rotable filter plate management programme is designed to optimise costs and ensure the highest level of filter availability while taking complete care of plate and plate pack refurbishments. This programme can minimise maintenance times and lower sustainable cost amongst the available options for users.
The process optimisation programme aims to ensure excellent filter performance and optimised operation of the equipment. This programme can maximise productivity and energy efficiency of customers' filters by addressing specific plant challenges.
Tomas Hakala, SVP, beneficiation and dewatering, services at Metso Outotec, said: "Metso Outotec LCS programmes for filters are designed to optimise operation of the filtration system, to overcome challenges such as failing to reach production targets or suboptimal product quality. Based on many years of experience in designing, building, delivering, operating, and maintaining filters, we know how to get the most from your assets throughout their entire life cycle."
In March, Metso Outotec launched a range of service packages aimed at improving shutdown performance.
Partnership with AM King
Metso Outotec has also signed a global partnership with AM King to become a primary service provider for upgrades, parts and field services on AM King brokered surplus equipment sales, irrespective of the OEM.
As part of the agreement, Metso Outotec stated it will provide aftermarket solutions for optimised performance, higher reliability and increased profitability, covering solution packages on certified inspections and warranty, maintenance services and optimisation services.
AM King is a privately owned company that runs a global marketplace for surplus mining and processing equipment and manages one of the largest global inventories of unused and used mining assets in the world. The company has signed agreements with many leading mining companies and provides support and logistics in all major markets.
Sami Takaluoma, president, services business area at Metso Outotec, said: "We are very excited to partner with AM King. Through our comprehensive service portfolio, customers can maximise the performance of used or un-used surplus equipment. Metso Outotec's extensive aftermarket offering combined with our unique field service expertise bring many sustainable options to expand the equipment life cycle. This is a concrete action to contribute to circular economy targets which are increasingly important for all companies."
Metso Outotec has over 3,000 field service professionals and additional support resources close to customer operations. Today, Metso Outotec has 140 service centres around the world.
Albert King, a member of the management team at AM King, said: "Partnering with Metso Outotec will further enhance the promise we make to all customers interested in surplus assets by providing a faster time to production, lower capital costs and a more sustainable future for the mining industry."