A Case Study on Mine Site Diesel Fuel Reduction from Maryn International, Canada

Summary of Mine Site Diesel Fuel Reduction Project: Alberta Canada - Maryn International

The project results were only achieved due to a very proactive mine management and operations team.

Based on the accurate and detailed record keeping, and the drive to improve operations, extremely positive diesel fuel savings and associated CO2 reductions of 6.9% have been quantified. diesel fuel additive field test was performed at an open pit coal mining operations using Maryn International’s Blackout, Gen49D and DieselFx diesel additives. Three Caterpillar 785C haul trucks were selected for this project.

The three haul trucks were selected based on their operational profiles. Each haul truck had similar or identical routes and cycles, could carry the same types and weight of loads and typically operated for the same number of hours.

Baseline data was collected beginning June 1st 2010 until August 3rd 2010 for all three haul trucks. On August 4th, 2010 one haul truck, unit 82, was selected as the test unit and subsequently treated with the Blackout fuel additive for a period of one week, followed by the multifunctional fuel additive Gen 49D for the next period of 4 weeks. The remaining two haul trucks, units 81 and 83, did not receive treated fuel and were used as controls in this study.

Maryn International introduced a third fuel additive, DieselFx, to improve on the properties of the Gen49D additive during the week of September 13th and was used until the end of the testing on October 12th 2010. During the testing process, one of the control haul trucks, unit 83, was removed from service due to equipment issues.

Upon compiling the results between the remaining two haul trucks, units 81 and 82, a statistical analysis of the data demonstrated that an average fuel savings of 6.9% was realized with the treated haul truck compared to the untreated haul truck. This equates to a savings of 4,900 liters of diesel fuel over the duration of the test and a reduction of 13,000 kg or 14.4 tons of CO2.1 Analysis of the fuel consumption data on Unit 82 since the end of the testing shows fuel consumption has increased, at a minimum, to the pre-treatment levels.

A Case Study on Mine Site Diesel Fuel Reduction from Maryn International, Canada.

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