Fuel efficiency technology to reduce miner’s cost per ton

By |  April 19, 2013

Immersive Technologies has launched a fuel efficiency technology aimed at giving mine management an affordable way to address the challenges of rising fuel costs and environmental responsibility. The technology is embedded in an upgrade to Immersive Technologies’ range of Advanced Equipment Simulators and is designed to give mining equipment operators the skills and knowledge they need to operate in a productive manner while assessing and eliminating behaviors that cause excess fuel consumption.

The simulator technology includes detailed monitoring of operator behaviors that directly relate to excess fuel consumption, including levels of throttle and brake application for specific situations. This has resulted in an enhanced assessment tool for managers to determine which fuel inefficient operator behaviors are most prevalent on their site and represent the greatest opportunities for savings.

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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