Improving Work Environment and Equipment Life in the Mining Industry
To say the mining industry operates in harsh conditions would be an understatement. Operators and equipment are subject to brutal conditions daily. With equipment under operation 24 hours a day, a breakdown is not acceptable.
OCTI works with equipment manufacturers to design and manufacture both soft and rigid insulating covers that protect operators and extend periods between maintenance requirements.
Solutions & Applications
Thermal Insulation Blankets
Heavy off-road equipment and vehicles are always at risk of costly downtime due to repairs and unforeseen accidents caused by heat. Insulating key components of the equipment helps with trapping the heat in case of an oil leak, which can result in a catastrophic fire.
The cab of mining machinery can heat up to unsafe levels which reduces the amount of time an operator can stay in that environment. OCTI makes cab shielding to prevent the interior from getting up to unsafe temperatures by regulating cab temperatures.
Mining equipment bears the brunt of hazardous possibilities. Equipment must be kept in good working order and that starts with cleaning. OCTI rigid removable metal encapsulated shielding is made to withstand operations and pressure washing to clean, since it is removable it also allows for ease of maintenance and cleaning.
Heat Reduction of Water Pump Station
When the City of Garden Grove in Orange County, California constructed a new reservoir and water pump station, they soon realized the pump house was generating excessive heat. See how OCTI used thermal blankets to correct the ambient temperature inside the building and ensure equipment surfaces met safe-to-touch recommendations.