High time for a Decarbonization Pit Stop
Discover your pit’s CO2 reduction potential via our one-month study
A Grand Prix begins in dry conditions. On lap 10 a sudden shower necessitates a change of tires. One after another, F1 cars come screaming into the pits and highly skilled teams spring into action. A pit stop always marks a significant change of strategy – not just in F1 races. The conditions for competing in the global raw materials’ market have changed too. A new strategy is needed.
What used to be a dry, fast track in a growing global market has become wet and slippery. The answer to this new environmental challenge has to be a responsible mining approach to reduce your environmental footprint, and in particular cut your carbon emissions. At thyssenkrupp we have developed the technology you need to improve your carbon footprint by enhancing your pit’s energy efficiency and reducing your operating costs. Your route to more efficient and responsible mining operations starts with our one-month mine study, which will reveal your pit’s CO2 reduction potential.
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Enhance your efficiency through a decarbonization Pit Stop
Our team of mining, mechanical and electrical engineering specialists will conduct a month-long, time- and cost-efficient study hand in hand with your mine planning staff. The outcome will show you the potential benefits of introducing continuous open-pit mining technology. The ‘change of tires’ we recommend is a switch from ex-pit to in-pit crushing and conveying, or IPCC as it is generally known. The continuous open-pit mining operations IPCC makes possible can bring you key benefits:
Reduced CO2 emissions of 50,000-150,000 metric tons a year
Lower OPEX through more efficient operations
‘Change your tires’ to get fit for the future
Our decarbonization Pit Stop can make a world of difference to your mining operations, above all by making your mining operations more efficient and environment friendly. The assignments our Pit Stop team will typically carry out are illustrated below:
IPCC in practice
The implementation of an IPCC system in hard-rock operations in open-pit mines requires a comprehensive planning approach. At thyssenkrupp we have developed a method of calculating energy efficiency and CO2 emissions based on the physical interdependencies of horizontal and vertical transportation of material, extraction, crushing and acceleration. The energy benefits our IPCC technology brings are based on calculations and case studies showing that the mechanical energy required to transport material on relocatable belt conveyors is much less than that required for truck transportation.
Reducing trucks = reducing CO2 emissions
In practice, such an IPCC system may well look like this:
The benefits of ‘new tires’
Just like in a real Grand Prix, a timely change of tires to suit more challenging conditions can make all the difference between winning and losing. At thyssenkrupp we believe that our IPCC approach – the introduction of continuous open pit mining technology – is just such a winning ‘change of tires’. The following concrete benefits will put you on track for success:
Use of electrical power
Reduced rolling resistance
Shorter transportation distances
Reductions in the total masses moved