30 in 30 Podcast

Where we capture 30 years of mining experience in 30 minutes

An Engine Failure Story

Guest: Angus Lay
Aug 04, 2020 | 18 min to Listen

Building on our last episode with Relialytics’ senior analyst Angus Lay, we delve further into the $750,000 unexpected catastrophic engine failure resulting from analysis of post-filtration oil; oil with the red flags filtered out.

This prompted a collaboration with Hastings to develop an in-house analysis of the filtration cake to find useful metrics of engine wear, contamination, dirt ingress etc and give critical insight into the problem which turned out to be fleet-wide. Part replacements and sensors for sensors quickly corrected the issue and an important lesson was learnt.

Angus and Gerard talk through lesser-known engine issues and sensor misadventure which, although minute in isolation, can be catastrophic.