ERM Consulting was engaged by a prominent Australian Gold Mining Company to conduct a study of Critical Spares (electrical) for their Gearless Mill Drive (GMD) motors. ERM Consulting have worked closely on these motors on various mine sites.
Subsequently, a detailed site audit along with the availability and quantity of existing available spares was conducted. Additionally, a review of any gaps in the critical spares was conducted. The study focused on parts that posed a single point of failure coupled with long lead times.