RigScan from Epiroc is an advanced audit service product that gives you a real time, non-intrusive look at your equipment’s condition and performance. It provides a unique solution to solving downtime and production losses in a sustainable way by identifying potential problems prior to them becoming a problem.
RigScan is an audit service for maximum uptime. It helps you detect problems in time. The number of checkpoints in an audit varies based on the size of the equipment. The illustration below shows just a few of them.
All audits begin with a thorough safety review in several steps focusing on human safety, visual safety, fluids and critical lubes and working safety.
The machine is divided into a number of zones and the RigScan expert works his/her way through, according to the specially designed protocols available for each and every Epiroc machine and model.
The inspection protocols are reviewed together with the customer. When the “health report” identifies a problem or highlights a potential one, we always specify actions needed.
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Regular health checks are good for you. Keeping track of your blood pressure, your heart and your general health helps you detect and treat problems in time. This keeps your motor going longer. The same is true of your equipment. A regular inspection helps prevent unplanned downtime and production losses. Preventive checkups boost productivity and improve safety – for you and your equipment.
First and foremost: safety in a mining and construction operation is non-negotiable. Through early detection of potential hazards, RigScan from Epiroc improves safety, health and the environment. These advanced tools find problems before they become headaches. RigScan is designed to prevent equipment breakdowns and keep your operation up and running safely. All audits begin with a thorough safety review in several steps focusing on human safety, visual safety, fluids, lubricants and working safety. Our RigScan experts are highly familiar with the equipment’s safety features and are aware of the risks related to the equipment and the workplace. Step by step they go through the equipment in order to detect signs of damage or anything that could cause harm to the people in the working area. For instance, identification of internal leaks, pressure blockage, or over pressurization of a valve or pump before it fails, will prevent injuries to anyone around the component. This results in fewer accidents and less damage to machinery. Equipment operating properly and safely will also reduce your environmental footprint.
RigScan helps to improve safety, health and the environment through early detection of potential hazards
Detects signs of damage or anything that could cause harm to the people in the working area
Identification of internal leaks, pressure blockage, or over pressurization of a valve or pump before it fails, will prevent injuries
Regular health checks will extend the life of your equipment. A preventive checkup detects potential problems and whether a part is approaching failure. RigScan produces a clear reading of the equipment’s efficiency and condition to ensure a long life and to help it keep running at the peak of its capacity throughout its lifecycle. With the help of the RigScan expert, the parts that are needed to keep the equipment up and running can be identified and corrected in a timely way, if necessary. The result is that the life of the equipment will be extended and that you will get many more productive hours out of it.
Extended life through advanced diagnosis of problems. It allows for minimal downtime and production interruptions. Maximum production is achieved through all aspects of the auditing process
Maximum productivity through consistent monitoring of the equipment. By monitoring and tracking pressures and other measurements, we increase component life on the equipment and optimize running time
Unexpected downtime means costly production losses. The more you can predict and plan, the better your operation will run. With that in mind, RigScan is the perfect tool to help you to avoid unplanned maintenance. By diagnosing failures before they happen, RigScan allows you to schedule maintenance for the equipment, at the same time allowing Epiroc to order parts and schedule a service time so that minimal downtime is achieved. RigScan provides you with a sophisticated equipment health check that detects if a part is approaching failure. Early fault detection reduces parts delivery costs and faster troubleshooting reduces maintenance costs.
Reduces maintenance costs through faster troubleshooting
By diagnosing failures before they fail, RigScan lets you schedule maintenance for the equipment
Comprehensive performance analysis lowers operational costs
At Epiroc we build equipment that is critical to your operation. With many years experience from the field, we can safely say that we know how to keep you operating at peak performance. By combining our unrivaled expertise with contemporary measuring technology, Epiroc now has set a new standard in equipment audits. Thanks to new technology, monitoring the condition of a piece of equipment on the spot is now easier and quicker.
”As the equipment manufacturer, Epiroc knows the equipment best and what needs to be inspected. We know the life of the components on the machine and which parts wear faster than others. We can identify these parts before they are too worn. Equipment that works in tough environments must be kept in top running condition to keep safety and production levels up for our customers.”
Spencer Mathews, RigScan expert, Epiroc
Since the audit process is completely digital on an Android tablet with a camera, many functions are incorporated into a single tool. Additional devices are not needed to capture and store images, videos, parts catalogs or equipment manuals. The audit process follows a specially designed and standardized global audit protocols, available for every Epiroc machine and model. It is tracked internally by the tablet and all data is recorded and fed back into a central server to ensure that no data is lost or misplaced, for fast and efficient reporting.
The thermal imaging camera can identify failures before they occur. It can identify fluid blockage, internal leaks, improper temperature displacement across cooler cores and many other things, to allow for ordering parts and setting up a service call with almost no loss to production.
Clean fluids are the key to a healthy system. Without clean fluids, valves and pumps will start to fail prematurely because of internal blockage or failure caused by debris in the oil. The particle counter can quickly identify the cleanliness of a fluid based on the specifications set by Epiroc.
RigScan’s standardized global audit protocols provide baseline and benchmark data. Based on the checkpoints in this documentation you will know the state of your equipment. We have the answers to the questions of what needs to be inspected, the life of the components and which parts wear faster than others. Everything follows the specially designed and standardized global audit protocols available for every Epiroc machine and model.
After finishing an audit, the inspection protocols are reviewed together with you. When the “health report” identifies a problem or highlights a potential one, we always specify any actions needed. For example, our RigScan expert can advise you whether a part needs to be replaced right away or if it can wait. If there are steps labeled as critical to safety or critical to performance the advice will be that the failures must be remedied prior to using the equipment again.
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