Evolution deploys Aspen Mtell at Mungar

Australian gold miner, Evolution Mining has deployed Aspen Technology’s Aspen Mtell plant monitioring software at its Mungari Gold Operations in Western Australia.
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Mungari processing plant

Evolution said the software aims to prevent unplanned downtime and optimise operations at the Mungari plant. 

Greg Walker, Evolution Mining Mungari General Manager, said: "Evolution's Data Enabled Business Improvement (DEBI) program has achieved excellent results in recent years. With this new technology Mungari Gold Operations can achieve further productivity improvements via increased asset availability."

Evolution Mining test the Aspen Mtell software on multiple pieces of equipment at two of its key assets prior to the decision to deploy it, said Aspen Technology. 

The software mines historical and real-time operational and maintenance data to discover the precise failure signatures that precede asset degradation and breakdowns, predict future failures, and prescribe detailed actions to mitigate or solve problems via predictive and prescriptive maintenance. 

Jeannette McGill, Vice President and General Manager, Metals and Mining, Aspen Technology, added: "Asset performance management helps customers stay ahead in the maintenance phase of the asset lifecycle. We are pleased that Evolution Mining has partnered with Aspen Technology by choosing to deploy Aspen Mtell, in support of the company's strategy to lower costs by improving productivity."

The Mungari gold operation, which is is located 600km east of Perth and 20km west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, had total gold production last year of 133,388 ounces.