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{:en}Things That Companies with Heavy Equipment Should Know{:}{:id}Hal-hal yang harus diketahui perusahaan yang memiliki alat berat.{:}

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The heavy equipment industry — including machines such as the backhoe, crane, wheel loader, grader, forklift, and bulldozer — has been experiencing a near-6% growth rate worldwide for the past ten years.
This demand is fueled by the need for new construction to accommodate growth, for the refurbishing of old projects and buildings, and for increased mining activity to provide raw materials for industry.
The spinoff has also meant an increase in available employment in construction jobs for heavy equipment operators and maintenance mechanics, growth for parts manufacturers and distributors, and an increase in agencies providing operator certification.

Increased competitiveness has meant a better product for construction companies and operators alike.
New technologies have meant increased safety, comfort, and reliability.
Advancements include :

  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Engine monitoring systems
  • Noise reduction
  • GPS tracking systems for precision surveying

Some can even be programmed to repeat tasks or operate on driverless routes.
Of course, these increased features require increases in training and certification for heavy equipment operators and companies alike.

source :  http://heavyequipment.com

{:}{:id}Industri alat berat – seperti backhoe, crane, wheel loader, grader, forklift, dan buldoser – mengalami pertumbuhan mencapai-6% di seluruh dunia selama sepuluh tahun terakhir.
Tuntutan ini didorong oleh kebutuhan konstruksi untuk mengakomodir pertumbuhan, perbaikan dari bangunan dan proyek lama, dan peningkatkan aktivitas pertambangan dalam menyediakan bahan baku industri.
spin-off juga berarti adanya peningkatan dalam pekerjaan konstruksi untuk operator alat berat dan mekanik, pertumbuhan bagi produsen dan distributor, dan juga tersedianya lembaga yang menyediakan sertifikasi operator.

Peningkatan daya saing berarti produk yang lebih baik bagi perusahaan konstruksi dan operator lainnya.
Teknologi-teknologi baru yang meliputi peningkatan keamanan, kenyamanan, dan keandalan.
Kemajuan yang mencakup :

  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Transmisi otomatis
  • Sistem monitoring mesin
  • Pengurangan noise
  • Sistem GPS tracking untuk survei yang lebih presisi

Beberapa bahkan dapat diprogram untuk mengulangi tugas atau beroperasi pada rute driverless.
Tentu saja, peningkatan fitur ini membutuhkan pelatihan dan sertifikasi untuk operator alat berat dan perusahaan-perusahaan yang serupa.

source :  http://heavyequipment.com{:}

Why Cloud Computing Will Help Your Business?

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Do you really want to spend thousands of dollars on a server, server administrator, backup, maintenance, network, security and other related expenses to run an application supposedly to help you become more efficient?

By using cloud application you switch capital expense to operational expense, no infrastructure & development expenses, you pay as you go.

What are the benefits of having an enterprise type of application runs in the cloud?

1. Reduce and even elude long & tiring development time, you can start using the application immediately, a change request may be treated as an update or extra services and customized while you begin, saving more time for implementation of master data.

2. Reduce investment. No infrastructure cost, additional human resources or hardware, avoid maintenance cost & software depreciation/obsolete.

3. Faster time to user cycle. Giving your user faster time to adapt to the application, helps you save more time & resource to taste the benefit of using the application.

The Price of the Freeport deal

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – For many Indonesians, investment banker-turned-minister Ignasius Jonan is the man who made trains run on time.

Months after being handed the mining portfolio, the minister notched up a bigger victory; securing majority local ownership of Grasberg – one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines – following months of difficult negotiations with U.S. giant Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Foreign control of mines has been sore point for many Indonesians, who view it as a legacy of an authoritarian past when a ruling elite cut sweetheart deals to carve up precious resources.

The framework agreement with Freeport on Aug 29 was seen as a victory for Indonesia and a political win for President Joko Widodo as the U.S.-based company agreed, among other measures, to cut its mine ownership from more than 90 percent to below 50 percent in favor of Indonesian owners.

The deal showed other multi-nationals in the sector Jakarta intended to wrestle back mine ownership, part of the motivation behind a mining law introduced in 2009 that targets the replacement of mining contracts with a new mining permit system, scaling back miners’ legal rights over their operations.

Jonan, Freeport Indonesia and Freeport McMoRan declined to comment for this story.

The 54-year-old Jonan knew little about the resources sector when he took the mines portfolio, but Widodo saw the qualities he needed to lead the negotiations – a brash but principled negotiator with resolve to get the job done. The former banker had overhauled the state rail company, expanding and improving the Dutch colonial-era rail network, including its time keeping.

But appointed transport minister in 2014, Jonan clashed with Widodo and was dropped from the cabinet two years later. Rather than writing him off though, the president, who had described Jonan as “stubborn”, asked him to lead the Freeport negotiations as mining minister.

Importantly, Widodo thought Jonan “could be trusted” to carry out his wishes to the letter, said Mangantar S. Marpaung, a former ministry of mines and energy director, referring to Widodo’s recognition of Jonan’s principled stands on getting projects completed to high standards.

Jonan teamed up for the talks with Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, a former World Bank managing director and the best-known technocrat internationally on Widodo’s cabinet. She declined to comment.

They brought a more principled approach to the talks than Indonesia had shown in many previous such negotiations, which were often sidetracked as powerful businessmen sought to lay claim to some ownership of the mines, sources with knowledge of the matter said. They declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of talking publicly about the negotiations.

”When Sri Mulyani stepped in, that was a clear sign to everybody that a deal could be done and probably would be done,” said one of the sources, a member of the U.S. business community in Jakarta who has tracked the negotiations closely.

After the framework agreement, their job now is to secure a final agreement.

Freeport CEO Richard Adkerson acknowledged his company had made major concessions in the negotiations. Apart from giving up its majority ownership, it agreed to increase revenues to Indonesia, build a smelter to process some of the mine’s output and to invest up to $20 billion in the mine by 2031 – measures that were not open to compromise, Widodo had told Jonan.

Securing a final agreement could take months of talks over the valuation of Freeport’s stake, which will partly be determined by agreeing on the trajectory of the mine’s future profits and its commercial reserves, said Marpaung.

Grasberg’s 30 million pounds of copper reserves account for a third of Freeport’s global portfolio.

Indonesia held about 20 meetings with Freeport. Jonan told Reuters in August it was important to treat Freeport like any other company because “they are not sovereign. We are not dealing with a country.”

Initially, negotiations looked ominous. In January, Indonesia halted Freeport’s copper concentrate exports as it tried to press the company to accept Indonesia’s new mining laws.

A month later, Adkerson threatened international arbitration, which would tie up the talks for months. He told reporters the rules Indonesia was trying to impose were “in effect a form of expropriation”.

In a Reuters interview, Jonan shot back the government was “more than ready” for court.

ON TRACK

By March, both sides recognized they were losing millions of dollars in revenues, so they dialed back the tensions.

Freeport received a “special mining permit” allowing its exports to resume.

When Jonan and Adkerson met over breakfast on July 26 at the St Regis hotel in Houston, the only outstanding issues were taxes and royalties, a source with knowledge of the issue said.

And when Adkerson signed the framework agreement in August, he was wearing a colorful Indonesian batik shirt, a sign of improved ties, contrasting with the more sober black suit he wore at a news conference in February.

Still, Widodo’s win may come at a price, with big investors monitoring the Freeport talks for a measure of how much ground they may have to give under new contracts in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

“If they’re wanting to attract foreign investment, this isn’t going to help Indonesia much,” said Matthew Miller, an analyst at independent investment research firm CRFA in New York.

(Story by Fergus Jensen and Ed Davis. Additional reporting by Wilda Asmarini, Hidayat Setiaji and Kanupriya Kapoor in JAKARTA, Susan Taylor in TORONTO and Nicole Mordant VANCOUVER; Editing by Neil Fullick)

Sources: Mining

7 Good reasons why your company needs Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System

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Application of Asset Management System can have many benefits to your company, including the following:

1. Good Business Practice.
Asset management results in better decisions. Aligning management of infrastructure with strategic policies and direction will support the long-term success of the utility’s mission, goals and objectives.

2. More Meaningful Financial Reporting.
An asset management approach can aide a utility in complying with company requirements.

3. Improved Regulatory Compliance.
Part of asset management involves the implementation of better O&M practices, which can significantly improve compliance.

4. Improved Reliability.
More structured day-to-day attention to system assets and their condition means that unexpected failures are less likely, thus minimizing emergency repairs, costly lawsuits and customer relations problems. Assessing the risk implications of asset failure helps focus resources on critical priorities and reduces overall risk to the utility.

5. Long Term System Integrity.
The concept of “sustainable infrastructure” is gaining increased visibility, by relating costs to asset condition and conducting long term planning for each asset, policy makers get the facts they need to help sustain the infrastructure.

6. Cost Savings.
There is evidence that asset management systems that maintain infrastructure in a sound and reliable condition and are based on minimizing life cycle costs, can significantly reduce operating and maintenance cost, as well as long-term capital expenses. A life cycle approach means that the utility always gets the most assets for its money.

7. Eligibility for Federal Funding.
The apparent need for increased infrastructure spending coupled with concerns over the quality of infrastructure management prevalent in the industry have led to a range of provisions in proposed funding legislation that include requirements for “asset management plans.” Although it is speculative at this time, it is likely that qualifying for federal funding assistance in the future will require a demonstration of some level of proper asset management.

Indonesia Mining Map

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Indonesia is on the west side of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, characterized by high volcanic activity.  At one point, Magma from the Pacific Ring of Fire is thought to contain a variety of precious metals, especially gold and copper. As part of the Pacific Ring of Volcano, Indonesia also potentially has natural resources in the form of minerals. Eastern Region of Indonesia covering 68% of the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. Covering an area of nearly 1.3 million square kilometers that estimated to hold 81.2% of Indonesia’s mineral.

Minerals on Indonesia map:

  1. Petroleum
    There are many petroleum mines in Indonesia. Oil producing areas as follows:

    • The oil mines on the island of Sumatra are located in Aceh (Lhoksumawe and Peureula); North Sumatra (Tanjung Pura); Riau (Sungaipakning, Dumai); And South Sumatra (Plaju, Gerong River, Muara Enim).
    • The oil mines in Java are located in Wonokromo, Delta (East Java); Cepu, Cilacap in (Central Java); And Majalengka, Jatibarang (West Java).
    • The oil mines on the island of Borneo are located in Balikpapan, Tarakan Island, Bunyu Island and Mahakam River (East Kalimantan) and Amuntai, Tanjung and Rantau (South Kalimantan)
    • Maluku (Seram Island and Southeast), as well as
    • Irian Jaya (Klamono, Sorong, and Babo).
  2. Bauxite (aluminum ore)
    Bauxite mining is located in Riau (Bintan Island) and West Kalimantan (Singkawang).
  3. Coal
    Coal mining is located in West Sumatera (Ombilin, Sawahlunto), South Sumatra (Bukit Asam, Tanjungenim), East Kalimantan (Berau River Basin, Samarinda), South Kalimantan (Kotabaru / Pulau Laut), Central Kalimantan (Purukcahu), South Sulawesi Makassar), and Papua (Klamono).
  4. Iron
    Iron mining is located in Lampung (Gunung Tegak), South Kalimantan (Sebuku Island), South Sulawesi (Verbeek Mountains), and Central Java (Cilacap).
  5. Tin
    Tin mining is located in Bangka Island (Sungai Liat), Belitung Island (Manggara), and Singkep Island (Dabo).
  6. Gold
    Gold mining is located in Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (Meulaboh), Riau (Logos), Bengkulu (Rejang Lebong), North Sulawesi (Bolaang Mongondow, Minahasa), West Kalimantan (Sambas), West Java (Cikotok, Pongkor) and Freeport (Timika , Papua).
  7. Copper
    Copper mining is located in Irian Jaya (Tembagapura).
  8. Nickel
    Mined from the Southeast Sulawesi region (Soroako).
  9. Marble
    Mined from East Java (Tulungagung), Lampung, Makassar, Timor.
  10. Manganese
    Mined from Yogyakarta (Kliripan), West Java (Tasikmalaya), and South Kalimantan (Martapura).
  11. Asphalt
    Mined from Southeast Sulawesi (Buton Island).
  12. Sulfur
    Mined from the area of West Java (Mount Patuha), East Java (Mount Welirang).
  13. Iodine
    Mined from Central Java (Semarang), East Java (Mojokerto).

{:en}Top 10 of the Richest Mining Companies{:}{:id}Perusahaan tambang terbesar dan terkaya di dunia{:}

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{:en}Let’s see which mining enterprises brought  in the biggest money.
10. Fortescue Metals Group (Australia)
Primarily operates in Australia, this company is one of the biggest producers of Iron ore in the world, bringing in over than $10 billion in a single year.

9. Coal India Ltd(India)
This Indian based company make up 80% of India’s coal production and generates $11 billion.

8. Barrick Gold (Canada)
Operates 3 of the biggest gold mines in the world, with $12.5 billion in revenue.

7. Freeport (US)
Producing gold, copper & cobalt from its North America, Africa & the largest gold mine the world’s ever seen, which is in Indonesia, raking in $18 billion.

6. China Shenhua (China)
The state-controlled company brings in $32 billion by producing coal.

5. Anglo American (UK)
Operates in Chile & South Africa, this company brought in $33 billion in revenue.

4. Vale (Brazil)
The largest iron ore producer in the world earned $48 billion.

3. Rio Tinto (British – Australia)
Producing iron, aluminium and copper. Rio Tinto operates in Australia & Africa and generates $54 billion in revenue.

2. BHP Biliton (Australia)
Operates in Australia, Brazil, Chile & Columbia and producing iron, copper, aluminium, silver, coal, nickel and uranium. BHP earned $67 billion.

1. Glencore (Anglo-Swiss)
This giant earned a whopping $200 billion from its mining operations around the world and from its industrial business & trading as well.{:}{:id}Mau tahu daftar perusahaan tambang terkaya di dunia?

10. Fortescue Metals Group (Australia)
Memiliki tambang di Australia, ini adalah salah satu produsen biji besi di dunia yang menghasilkan 10 milyar dollar setahun.

9. Coal India Ltd(India)
Perusahaan India ini mensupply 80% produksi batu bara di India dan menghasilkan 11 milyar dollar.

8. Barrick Gold (Canada)
Mengoperasikan 3 dari tambang emas terbesar di dunia dengan pendapatan 12,5 milyar dollar.

7. Freeport (US)
Penghasil emas, tembaga & cobalt dari tambangnya di amerika utara, afrika serta tambang emas terbesar di seluruh dunia, dimana lagi kalau bukan di Papua Indonesia.

6. China Shenhua (China)
Perusahaan pelat merah ini menghasilkan 32 milyar dollar dari produksi batu baranya.

5. Anglo American (UK)
Beroperasi di Chile & Afrika selatan, menghasilkan 33 milyar dollar.

4. Vale (Brazil)
Penghasil biji besi terbesar di dunia dengan pendapatan sebesar 48 milyar dollar.

3. Rio Tinto (British – Australia)
Penghasil biji besi, aluminium dan tembaga, beroperasi di australia & afrika dengan pendapatan sebesar 54 milyar dollar.

2. BHP Biliton (Australia)
Beroperasi di Australia, Brazil, Chile & Columbia dengan hasil biji besi, tembaga, aluminium, perak, batu bara, nickel & uranium. BHP menghasilkan 67 milar dollar.

1. Glencore (Anglo-Swiss)
Inilah perusahaan tambang terkaya di muka bumi, menghasilkan lebih dari 200 milyar dollar dengan tambang di berbagai tempat di muka bumi dan industri pengolahan hasil tambang serta perdagangan.{:}

The Biggest Truck In The World

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There a lot of different categories of trucks, every trucking service needs specific types of trucks and because of that some of the trucks needed to become so huge that seeing them in person bring us fear.

The most specific truck in the trucking industry is the dump truck or in the construction industry known as haul truck. And this is the biggest truck that exist on the planet belong to the group of dump trucks/haul trucks.

The Caterpillar 797F
It is also worldwide ranked as the biggest truck among the biggest trucks in the world. It is the largest mining truck and as that, it took the attention of every industry in the world.

The Caterpillar 797F height is 21.39ft or 6.52m with the measured length of 48,55ft or 14,8m. The width of the truck is also notable 31,98ft or 9,75m. Caterpillar 797F has an operational weight of 687,5t going with the max speed of 68mph.

This truck among the biggest trucks has very big payload capacity which makes it more efficient of the previous Caterpillar member Caterpillar 797B. It is ranked as the most efficient mining truck from the mine operators because it can transport large capacity of mining material on one trip.

This truck beside the high efficiency has also low maintenance cost because of the many distributors around the world. Caterpillar 797B is the most used mining truck in the world. Besides mining the Caterpillar 797B is used in other industries that require transportation of large quantities.

Specifications of Caterpillar 797F:

  1. Weight
    Gross weight is 1375000.0 lb
    Range of the body is 91,200-135,000lb or 41,368-61,235kg
    Weight Range of the Chassis is 464,359-483,134lb or 210,630-219,146kg
  2. Operating Specifications
    Nominal payload capacity is 400t
    Turning Circle/ Clearance diameter is 138ft
    Steer angle is 40 degrees
    Clearance turning diameter is 138ft
    Top speed, when loaded, is 42mph
    Capacity is 314-350 yd3 or 240-267 m3
  3. Engine
    Model Cat C175-20
    Net power is 3793.0 hp
    Gross power is 4000.0 hp
    Stoke is 8,7in
    Bore 6,9in
  4. Brakes
    Number of discs per side on the front is 10
    Number of discs per side/rear is 15
    Surface of the brakes is 51243.0 in2
  5. Tires
    Type of the tires is 59/80R63 – Michelin or Bridgestone

Source : https://www.fueloyal.com/10-biggest-trucks-in-the-world/

Do you know? What is the meaning of the different colour of safety helmet?

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Head injury accident is one kind of the major occupational accidents, particularly in the construction industry.
Every year many workers injured or are even killed as a result of head injury.

The main risks of head injury in the workplaces are as follows:

  • where there is a possibility that a worker may be struck on his head by a falling or flying object.
  • where a worker may strike his head against a protruded object or may be struck by a swinging object.

To effectively reduce the risks of head injury, an appropriate type of safety helmets should be provided.
The safety helmet selected should satisfy certain performance requirements including :

  • Shock absorption,
  • Resistance to penetration,
  • And be adjustable to fit and make comfortable to the user.

What you might not know, however, is that different colour hats signify different things on site, letting workers know who is who and carrying out what role. Although this colour coding system differs from country to country and even within individual organisations, there are a few basic rules that can help you to identify workers from the colour of their hats.

What the colours mean :

  • White
    Managers, foremen, engineers or supervisors usually wear white hats on site.
  • Brown
    Brown hats are worn by welders and other workers with high heat applications.
  • Green
    Green often signifies a safety inspector but can also be used by new workers on the site or probationary staff.
  • Yellow
    Yellow is the colour for general labourers and earth moving operators.
  • Blue
    Carpenters and other technical operators including electricians will normally wear blue hard hats, while orange is worn by road crews.
  • Grey
    Grey is the colour often worn by site visitors. And if employees forget their hats or misplace them, there is often a nice bright pink helmet on site they have to wear in the meantime.

This colour coding system is a general and unwritten rule within the industry and certainly not hard and fast.
Some companies will not use the exact system mentioned above so it is worth asking before you start on any site.
Ultimately, although the colour coding system is very helpful and has potential safety benefits, any hard hat of any colour is better than none at all.

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 3)

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The last part of safe operating procedures for heavy equipment is refueling & parking.
It is the easy part, but sometimes this easy part is the part that most cases of accidents.

Refueling

  • Shut off and cool the engine and any electrical equipment before fueling.
  • Ensure the fueling area is well ventilated.
  • Do not smoke while refueling. Keep open flames and sparks away from area.
  • Do not use gasoline or diesel fuel for cleaning parts.
  • Know where the fire extinguishers are located.

Shut Down/Parking

  • Park on level ground.
  • When parking on a grade, position at right angles to the slope, block the wheels and set the parking brakes.
  • When parking, lower all loader, buckets and hydraulics to the ground.

Note : improper procedures can cause injury, disability, or even death.