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Call for participation in ISO Standards Development for Collision Avoidance and Emergency Remote Stop

gmsg 2018We are requesting assistance regarding standards that are being developed for Collision Awareness and Avoidance, and Emergency Remote Stop.

These standards development projects are being developed through an established Joint Working Group under ISO TC 127 (i.e. TC127 Joint Working Group 22 (JWG22). This is a joint working group of TC127 Earth Moving Machinery (the international committee for mobile surface mining equipment and OEMs) and TC82 Mining (the international committee for mining).

Preventative maintenance: key to productivity and sustainability

Operations within the mining, petrochemical, construction, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries that use compressed air equipment are confronted with numerous hazards daily, often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and in some cases fatalities. Although there are a number of underlying causes of these accidents - improper maintained air compressors is one of the common causes of equipment-related injuries. In light of this, proactive maintenance not only plays a significant part of the safety of operations that use compressors, but also an important role in the productivity and sustainability.

Rand-Air, market leaders in portable compressed air and power generation rental understands that for an air compressor to perform at optimum, regular services and preventative maintenance is essential. It is for this reason that businesses are advised to rent equipment as opposed to buying - this ensures a preventative maintenance approach and eliminates the stress of reactively maintaining equipment when the need arises.

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
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