Clean TeQ's Syerston Project, is one of the highest grade and largest nickel and cobalt deposits outside of Africa; and one of the largest and highest-grade scandium deposits in the world. Nickel and cobalt fuel the fast-growing lithium-ion battery industry; while scandium is a vital ingredient for lightweight aluminium alloys, ideal for transport applications.

Clean TeQ engaged ARMS Reliability to predict the availability and capacity of its Syerston Project, in New South Wales, before the mine got the final green light for construction.

ARMS Reliability performed a RAMS study to help further understand plant capability and constraints and to test design scenarios. Clean TeQ has designed a highly automated plant, that will minimize the need for direct interactions between the operations and maintenance workforce, and the process, with benefits in both safety and a lower operating cost.

This goal required great understanding of the operation during the design phase and reliability is one of the tools employed for this purpose. The key objectives of a RAMS study is to accurately predict mean availability and capacity of the system; and to rank plant availability and capacity bottlenecks by order of importance. The data obtained will enables Clean TeQ to review system design, redundancy and maintenance outage intervals.



Industry: Mining

Location: New South Wales, Australia

Solutions:  RAMS Analysis