IDCON Mining Reliability and Maintenance Management Consultant Firm
IDCON is a reliability and maintenance consultancy firm for the heavy process industries, with experience in mining. IDCON consults, trains and supports implementation for mines all over the world.
Our mission is to improve overall production reliability and lower manufacturing and maintenance costs.
IDCON’s reliability and maintenance consultant expertise includes maintenance and reliability assessments, maintenance planning and scheduling, root-cause analysis, preventive maintenance, operator essential care / TPM, and materials and spare parts management. We also work with leadership development in maintenance management.
Our philosophy emphasizes achieving results through people. We believe the partnership between operations and maintenance is key to make sustainable improvements in reliability. IDCON works with your mining team to create the sustained levels of awareness and buy-in required to produce the processes, action and change that will transform your mine’s organization and garner bottom-line results.
Best practice in mine maintenance assessments
IDCON has defined ‘current best practices’ (CBP) in reliability and maintenance management. The CBP defines best practices for reliability and maintenance management in 245 elements. We use these elements as a benchmark when we perform a maintenance audit for your organization.
The maintenance audit CBP is used by many corporations such as Arch Coal, Yancoal, Sydvaranger mining, Kazakhmys, SSAB Steel, Fonterra, International Paper, Whirlpool, Stora Enso, Hewlett Packard and many others.
Enhancing maintenance planning and scheduling process
The maintenance planning and scheduling work process is ‘the hub’ in effective reliability and maintenance management. We work with your mine to enhance maintenance planning and scheduling. Support may include classroom training, on-the-job training, and advice in approach and strategy.
Preventative maintenance and root cause analysis
Root-cause analysis (RCA) and preventive maintenance (PM) are fundamentals for improving reliability and maintenance. IDCON can educate and train your organization in documenting, executing and managing the preventive maintenance process. We will also support you in training for inspection techniques and other preventive maintenance tasks. Currently, there is significant interest in our customized training in equipment components and inspection techniques for operators.
Root cause analysis often complements the preventive maintenance process since PM identifies problems that have to be analyzed and eliminated. Our root-cause analysis consulting and training helps your organization structure problem-solving using very simple tools.
Materials and spare parts management
Optimizing and organizing materials is critical to enable excellence in maintenance planning and scheduling. We offer training in management of spare parts with regards to reliability and organization and management of the spare parts storeroom.
Products and Services
Maintenance Assessment and Audits
Knowing how effective your organisation is in reliability and maintenance helps to focus your energies on the right things at the right time.
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training and Implementation
Maintenance planning and scheduling of work orders is the hub of a well functioning maintenance organisation.
Materials and Spare Parts Management Training and Implementation
Improving how clients manage the spare parts and materials in organisation provides huge benefits in the reduction of maintenance costs, time and parts inventory.
Preventive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Training and Implementation
Preventive maintenance directly impacts equipment reliability. IDCON's preventive maintenance (PM) training supports implementation of a PM programme that enables plants to both prevent and find equipment failures.
Root Cause Failure Analysis Training and Implementation
IDCON believes that root cause analysis doesn't adequately describe the results that you want. The company has named its process Root Cause Problem Elimination™ because the ultimate outcome is to actually eliminate the problem.
IDCON Open Training Brochure 2019
IDCON offers reliability and maintenance training to impact production reliability and lower overall cost.
Pre-Operational Checklists Reinvented; Data Driven Reliability in Mining
The activity that occurs before takeoff is meant to ensure that all the steps necessary are accomplished to ensure a safe flight not only for all personnel but also the equipment.
South Carolina Paper Mill Case Study
A paper mill situated in South Carolina, US, had a directive to improve its production output through maintenance uptime while keeping the fixed cost the same.
IDCON founder and CEO Christer Idhammar has announced he will be delivering a workshop at the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Symposium, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia from 7-8 June.Read more
IDCON has announced today that it has been accepted for the SMRP Approved Provider Education Program for July 2015 to June 2016.Read more
Preventative maintenance programmes in plants ensure that effective procedures protect machinery, reduce downtime and save costs.Read more
IDCON's latest newsletter describes how to make the most of weekly and daily operations and maintenance meetings, and lists the best practices for non-shutdown backlog targets.Read more
To achieve results-orientated reliability and maintenance, plants must realise that production is a partnership between operations, maintenance, stores and engineering.Read more
IDCON is seeking a senior maintenance management consultant. You would work worldwide to coach our clients in improving reliability and maintenance work systems.Read more
The definition of 'spare parts classification' can fluctuate depending on the vision and / or focus assumed at any given moment.Read more
Best reliability and maintenance practices take several years to develop, normally 3-6 years. It starts with a strong leader who realises an improved availability, quality and throughput can increase revenue and profits for the corporation.Read more