Determination of performance evaluation of Mobile Manufacturing Units (MMUs) for surface mines: an OEE approach

  • G Agyei
  • O.A. Wettey
Keywords: Explosive, equipment, availability, utilization, maintenance, manufacturing

Abstract

For the measurement of overall equipment effectiveness, it is necessary to determine the magnitude of the types of production losses in order to plan activities and allocate resources effectively. The application of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in Mobile Manufacturing Units for mining operations have not been duly adopted. There is the need to do the assessment of maintenance performance indices like availability and utilisation for improvement in productivity. This paper seeks to determine the maintenance performance indices like availability and utilisation of Mobile Manufacturing Units (MMUs) of African Explosives Limited (AEL) operations at Goldfields Ghana Limited, Damang. It was determined that the availability and utilisation were 93.55% and 30.61% respectively. The results obtained can contribute to the knowledge about the solution for improvement in scheduling of mine operations and the efficient monitoring of controllable factors that enhance maximum availability and utilisation of MMUs.

Keywords: Explosive, equipment, availability, utilization, maintenance, manufacturing

Published
2019-04-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2467-8821
print ISSN: 0331-8443