Identifying root causes failure of P&H shovels and developing modifications/retrofits for improved performance

P&H XPB 4100

  • Identified the root cause/s of failure of boom, dipper handle, car body and track frame
  • Developed FE model of boom and dipper handle
  • Conducted measurement to define loading conditions experienced by these components
  • Developed alternative repair techniques for improved repair life – boom, car body
  • Developed risk management strategies including identification of critical areas for focused inspections
  • Optimised of digital control system parameters for improved performance.

P&H XPB 4100 Case Study (pdf, 0.23 mb)