Industrial equipment supplier, RCT, has installed an AusProTec™ LED numbering system to a fleet of seven surface mine water trucks at Glencore’s Hail Creek Coal Mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Hail Creek is a large scale, long-life open cut operation and is located approximately 120 kilometres south-west of Mackay.
Glencore commenced operational management of the Hail Creek mine from 1 August 2018 after acquiring Rio Tinto’s 82 per cent interest in the mine and adjacent coal resources, as well as its 71.2 per cent interest in the Valeria coal resource.
The AusProTec™ LED numbering system was implemented on site to improve the positive identification of fleet numbering from the rear of the water truck and was put in place when key site personnel visited Glencore’s Clermont coal mine and saw RCT’s LED numbering system in operation first-hand.
Each fleet number plate is an impressive 700mm high x 400mm wide, meaning that even from a far distance these numbers can be clearly visible day and night.
Number kits (0-9) are supplied with a single plate, the correct quantity of red 24V LED strip lamps to make the number and four 8mm bolts, four Nyloc nuts 8mm, four bolts 4mm, Nyloc nuts 4mm and four eye terminals 8mm.
In commenting on the news, RCT Account Manager, Wayne Carrington, said that the LED Fleet Numbers system is an easy to assemble and low maintenance piece of equipment ideal for identifying individual mobile plant at night from a great distance away.
“Hail Creek installed the LED numbers to combat coal dust which tended to settle on the machines covering their individual markings,” he explained.
“This initiative is just another way Glencore is safeguarding operators,” said Mr Carrington.