Unearthed Melbourne 201718 Mar - 25 Mar
From Idea to Prototype on Resource Challenges in just a Weekend
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Cadia Downtime Prediction
Our prototype is an algorithm that standardises, smooths and correlates related process variables and flags variations in the correlation in real-time. We have demonstrated that the correlation between two variables (throughput and power draw) in the HPGR changed before a single downtime event and our algorithm was able to flag this more than 24 hours in advance. We also observed similar alarms before other downtime events and using other process variables. Additionally, while monitoring a day of 'normal' plant performance we observed no alarms.