LES MINES SELBAIE STORY: Equipment maintenance

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 936, 1990

G. Begin, Planning Coordinator, Les Mines Selbaie, Joutel, Quebec

The expansion undertaken at Selbaie in 1985 necessitated an adaptation and expansion of the equipment maintenance system. This paper relates briefly the stages of transformation of the maintenance administrative structures, work methods and tools. The maintenance in a mechanized mine requires an expenditure level in the order of 20% of the total operating cost of the enterprise. Thus, the maintenance organization was modified to apply more computerized planning and follow-up, and the role of preventative maintenance was further advanced.
Mots Clés: Les Mines Selbaie, Equipment maintenance, Maintenance/ engineering.