ABB company, a global player in technology has installed ABB Ability™ Asset Vista Condition Monitoring at Shanyang Coal Mine in Heyang near Weinan city in China’s Shaanxi province. It is used to streamline maintenance, minimize costs and optimize capacity by predicting potential problems and swiftly detecting the root cause which considerably reduces downtime. In turn, the thus improved equipment utilization and maximized productivity further reduce costs. It also provides full-time online monitoring capabilities, including functions such as intelligent algorithms on evaluation system operation and device condition change, troubleshooting and maintenance support.
For eight years, Shanyang Coal Mine has been relying on hoists equipped with ABB brake systems, installed by ABB China, to produce its three million tonnes of coal annually.
Today, Shanyang’s ABB solution includes a data acquisition system, five workstations, network devices and ABB Ability™ Asset Vista to completely monitor the three hoists as well as the main ventilation system of the mine. The latter helps centralise disparate data on the condition of equipment to provide a complete picture of asset health, helping to increase process efficiency and minimize maintenance.
“ABB's local technical competence and the adaptation and scalability of ABB Ability™ Asset Vista were additional key factors in awarding this contract.” said Chongyun Zhang of Shaanxi Chenghe Shanyang Coal Mine Co., Ltd
“This contract marks Asset Vista’s first application in China,” said Xin Wang, Service Manager of ABB Process Industries, North Asia and China. “With technical support from ABB Brazil’s Asset Vista team, including training and project experience sharing, the team in China completed the project successfully, with commissioning in June 2020. The success of this project will play a key role in expanding our digital capabilities among other mining customers and industrial sectors in China with enquiries from new customers already underway.”
“Customer understanding of condition monitoring is increasing and this is creating a larger geographical footprint across industries,” highlighted Eduardo Ingegneri, Global Product Manager, for ABB Ability™ Asset Vista. “The technology is not only scalable, but can be adapted to a range of scenarios to ensure the highest levels of asset health and to enable more predictable operations.”