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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25201

Title: Simulation Model on the Maintenance of Mining Equipment
Authors: Jiang, Xinan
Advisor: Balcioglu, A. Baris
Keywords: maintenance
mining equipment
Issue Date: 23-Nov-2010
Abstract: Abstract Equipment used in the mining facility of Barrick Gold requires regular maintenance and experiences random failures. Maintenance and repair activities are performed in the truck shop which is composed of physical spaces referred to as bays. The goal of building a new mining facility is to minimize the number of bays in order to reduce cost while maximizing the performance measures of maintenance activities such as the availability of the equipment. The objective of this project is to develop three simulation models that model the process and examine the performance measure by varying the number of bays used. The number of resources/bays has been varied for model 1 to 6 and the availabilities of the equipment have been examined. The simulation software used in this context is AutoMod and the building of the model is achieved in several steps. AutoStat is then applied to obtain the confidence interval of the results by varying random stream numbers in AutoMod. It is realized that this type of modeling is similar to that of the machine interference problem, and therefore a literature survey has also been conducted as part of the study to learn about the different methods that have been used to approach the problem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25201
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