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Fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions for mining operations from Cost Effective Maintenance

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FTC achieves a faster fuel burn by creating a multiple flame front development and so will provide a fuel efficiency benefit even in new engines.

The major part of Cost Effective Maintenance's business is supplying energy savings and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions for large open cut mining operations.

This involves high cost, scientifically controlled and carefully monitored field trials to provide statistical validation.

For every tonne of diesel burnt, three tonnes of carbon dioxide are produced. Large mining houses are committed to minimising their GHG outputs, so it really is a win-win solution.

The high cost of such trials makes it uneconomical for Cost Effective Maintenance to provide this service to smaller operations, and until now, Cost Effective Maintenance have not promoted fuel cost reductions very strongly. However, Cost Effective Maintenance’s environmental commitment is a high priority and it would be negligent not to promote this important benefit, at such a critical time in the escalating Greenhouse problem.

Typical fleet average figures for mine mobile and highway trucks are 6-8%. However, when combined with decarbonising a dirty engine, the fuel saving benefit can be much more. It really depends on how much fuel efficiency has been lost. E.g., an 800HP Caterpillar driving a 3 metre tub grinder recently reduced fuel use from 150L/hr to 93L/hr. That is clearly a function of restoring lost fuel efficiency.

How much should be bought?

  • Diesel up to 90HP 1L FTC
  • Diesel up to 150HP 2L FTC
  • Diesel up to 350 HP 5L FTC
  • Diesel up to 600HP 10L FTC
  • Larger or fleet use 20L or 200L FTC

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