Engentus has had the benefit of outstanding support from our customer, BHP and the Advance Manufacturing Growth Centre in the development and commercialisation of it’s FIRST solution (Fully Internailised Reaction Socket Technology). Last month, our technical centre in Perth welcomed the CEO of AMGC, Jens Goenneman and its State Director for WA, Angela Doyle to demonstrate the system, which is close to final commercial release.
After more than two years of investigation, field trials and internal change management processes, the world’s biggest miner, BHP has adopted Segnut in its WA Iron Ore operations. This week saw the final supply agreement being executed between BHP and Segnut Trading Pty Ltd. The agreement sets in place agreed pricing and terms of trade and registers the product on BHP’s Global Contract Management system, allocating inventory numbers against which BHP operations can order Segnut.
After nearly two years of close cooperation including technical trials, laboratory tests and rigorous field trials, Segnut has been officially accepted by BHP for use in its WA Iron Ore operations. In 2017, the screen house at Mount Whaleback mine caught fire as a result of hotworks being used to remove a seized nut. In Segnut, BHP found a means of removing the need for hot works to remove seized fasteners, that requires no special tools, nor changes to the design of the chutes, wear liners or other equipment. By replacing common hex nuts on wear liners and hard skirts on conveyors, BHP aims to remove the risk of a hot works (spark–ignited) fire in areas of high fuel load, such a screen houses and car dumpers.
Queensland Mining ExpoAug 20, 2019 Konnecting with Queensland mining delegates!Segnut was proud to exhibit with our exclusive Australian and New Zealand Distribution partner, Konnect Fastening Systems at the Queensland Mining Expo in Mackay, QLD.
Segnut addresses MESCA event in PerthAug 29, 2019 Segnut’s Director – Product Development, Tom P. Baskovich, addressed delegates at a Mining and Energy Services Council of Australia (MESCA) briefing in Perth on Wednesday 28 August.
Segnut featured in Australian Mining magazineSept 19, 2019 Australia Mining Magazine reports on Segnut innovation, and reducing maintenance costs. Mining maintenance spending in Australia is expected to rise by more than 60 per cent annually to $12 billion by 2022