January 15, 2016
Atlas Copco is taking proactive maintenance to the next level with the launch of its successful RigScan service for European drill rig owners and operators.
The RigScan service from Atlas Copco, which allows the condition of construction and mining equipment to be determined without dismantling or removing components, is now available in Europe.
Introduced in North America in 2014, RigScan’s official European launch will take place at the Bauma 2016 exhibition in Munich Germany (April 11–17).
Using the RigScan audit, rigs can be diagnosed for wear and faults such as blockages or internal leakages. This service, which is carried out by Atlas Copco’s certified experts, involves various high-tech tools, including a handheld device for thermal imaging. About 500 items are checked and the findings are diagnosed against pre-set service protocols.
The service has been well received in the United States where it is now routinely used by contractors for checking the condition of drill rig fleets between jobs. One example is the mining contractor Small Mine Development (SMD) of Battle Mountain, Nevada. SMD used RigScan to determine the condition of Atlas Copco Boltec rock bolting rigs that had been standing idle for a period of time after working non-stop underground.
"The RigScan audit helps us get assets we already own to go back into service so much faster than waiting on a new rig delivery or sourcing a different one for remanufacture."
At Bauma 2016, RigScan will be demonstrated by Atlas Copco in the outdoor area, Stand 1108. Read a full report on the RigScan service carried out for SMD in the U.S. at www.miningandconstruction.com and check out www.rigscan-audit to see how regular RigScan “health checks” keep equipment up and running.
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