TORONTO - SGS' Advanced Systems Group is offering a new version of the A HEAD (Asset Health, Effectiveness and Diagnostics) toolkit for intelligent asset performance management in the resource sector. Plants using AHEAD can expect increases in average throughput while maintaining or improving product quality, according to SGS.
AHEAD is an advanced process condition monitoring system which can intelligently analyze and assess plant equipment performance on a continuous basis. It helps to achieve and measure compliance with operational excellence standards, with the ultimate goal of better asset utilization, optimized product quality and lower operating costs.
AHEAD reliably automates process monitoring and troubleshooting tasks to consistently and quickly detect deviations from desired performance targets (key performance indicators, or KPIs). The system then diagnoses the cause(s) of such deviations and recommends appropriate actions to rapidly return the process to normal operation.
SGS developed AHEAD in partnership with BHP Billiton and Barrick Gold Corporation in 2004. Learn more at www.SGS.com/Minerals.