Aggreko takes the heat off Arizona mining company
The challenge for the customer
Electric motors driving fans at an Arizona mine were performing
poorly. An error had resulted in too low a specification and
consequent overheating. An ambient temperature,
sometimes exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, was compounding the
problem. To replace the motors was very expensive, and
productivity at the mine needed to be maintained.
Aggreko applied a combination of experience and ingenuity to
deliver a solution. Industrial air-conditioners provided a constant
source of chilled air that was directed across the motor
coils. This additional cooling allowed the motors to perform
better and the air blowers to operate as intended.
The benefits to the customer
Thanks to Aggreko’s lateral thinking and range of available
plant the mine was able to continue to operate uninterrupted.
Production and output was increased and the capital cost of
replacing the electric motors was avoided.