Mining Magazine Webinar - Using Time and Motion Analysis to improve shutdown performance
The special topic webinar was hosted by Mining Magazine, Edwin Gutierrez and Jason Nelson. With 17 years of experience in his field, Edwin Gutierrez, Metso's Reliability Engineer Manager for Life Cycle Services, will discuss multiple success cases where RE techniques have made a significant impact on improving shutdown performance and forecasting next planned downtime for crusher and mill relining.
During periods of planned maintenance, shutdowns need to proceed quickly and efficiently with every minute of additional downtime carrying heavy costs. Having the right tools, crews and procedures all play a part in ensuring an efficient shutdown process. Once these elements are all working together smoothly, are there other methods to continuously improve the process?
Reliability Engineering (RE) brings additional tools and methodologies to the table in order to look at a shutdown in different ways. One particular Reliability Engineering tool involves the use of Time and Motion studies to record and analyse how all these elements come together during an actual shutdown. Implementing the Time-Lapse technique involves capturing video sequences and then segmenting them into shorter clips that highlight how individual tasks are performed. This method looks at tasks and elements such as relining procedures, parts management, site layout and actual workflows in order to analyze the entire process. Expert analysis of the video using specialized software programs can lead to the identification of important improvement opportunities.
This webinar will showcase multiple success cases where RE techniques have made a significant impact on improving shutdown performance and forecasting next planned downtime for crusher and mill relining.
Reliability Engineer Manager – Life Cycle Services
Email to Edwin Gutierrez
Edwin Gutierrez is the Reliability Engineer Manager for Metso’s Life Cycle Services (LCS), with a background in Mechanical Engineering and Master in Reliability Engineering. Edwin has 17 years of experience providing technical support in reliability engineering, improvement process management, maintenance engineering, developing asset maintenance strategies and asset performance evaluation for the Mining (mobile and minerals processing equipment), Oil & Gas and Manufacturing (beverages, food, automobiles, etc.) industries.
Head of Global Marketing – Life Cycle Services
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Jason Nelson is the Global Head of Marketing for Metso’s Life Cycle Services (LCS) division, which is focused on long term aftermarket service contracts. He is responsible for the development and planning of the marketing and communications strategy and activities for LCS in both the mining and aggregates industries. Jason holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree (BSc) from Concordia University and an MBA from the John Molson school of Business in Montreal, Canada.