We assist clients to develop clear objectives for their assets, understand their failure modes, then identify the activities and resources needed to manage these failure modes, and achieve their objectives.
Smelting and Refining
In addition to our work with mobile and minerals processing assets, Bluefield provides asset and project management services to smelters and refineries.
We have experience across a variety of commodities, including copper and lead smelters, refineries, and steelworks.
Alongside our work in Australia, Bluefield has significant international experience, including Africa, Latin America, North America (Canada), and Asia (Philippines, Japan).
Bluefield’s services to smelters and refineries cover the entire asset life cycle, from the pre-feasibility phase through to end-of-life. We also provide training, coaching, mentoring, and other specialist services.
Our asset management services include Strategic Asset Management Planning, Asset Criticality Assessments, Spares Optimisation, Asset Management Planning, and Budget Development.
In fixed plant environments, we emphasize the critical importance of shutdown strategies and management, work management, and materials management practices in achieving your targets. Using our in-house models and toolkits, we can work with you to conduct process assessments and improvement projects.
Bluefield also concentrates on practical, sustainable improvements to reliability, productivity, cost, and safety. Our flagship “Bluefield Transformation” approach is designed to build a culture of proactive maintenance among fixed plant maintenance teams, positioning clients to take advantage of the latest improvements in maintenance systems, processes, and new technologies. We can also conduct failure investigations and defect elimination projects.
In addition to our asset management services, Bluefield also has extensive project management experience with smelting and refining assets. We have managed major shutdowns and capital programs for clients and can provide support in managing studies, and preparing capital expenditure applications. We also provide operational readiness services and support.
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The Bluefield approach to asset management combines many years of hard-won experience with contemporary knowledge of equipment life cycle management.