How Chamco Helped a Potash Mine Centralize Their Fuel Unloading, Distribution, and Transfer
A potash mine in Eastern Canada was trucking in fuel on a daily basis to fill their day tanks. However, as the mine became more established, the mining company discovered that they could save money by erecting fuel tanks on-site.
In 2011, Chamco was awarded a modular fuel pump package responsible for fuel unloading, distribution and transfer, including a light vehicle and heavy vehicle pump jack system. Chamco’s unique solution kept all of the mine’s pumps and systems centralized as opposed to breaking them into smaller packages.
The Challenge: Shipping, Testing Requirements, and Cleaning
Chamco was responsible for a modularized fuel pump system, including the custom design, testing, and shipping of the unit. The project presented 3 key challenges: shipping, testing requirements, and cleaning the package for transport.
Why the Potash Mine Chose Chamco
At the time of the project, there were many other packagers across Canada that built fuel modules, but a lot of them built these modules as separate individual packages. Since these companies have standardized their packages, it’s a lot easier for them to build standard packages for their customers.
Chamco was the only packager amongst those who were bidding for this project to put forth the idea of a modularized system that solved all of the customer’s needs within a singular package. Although Chamco was also capable of supplying the potash mine with multiple standard packages, we knew that a custom, modularized package would better meet the unique needs of this customer.
Although this project presented multiple challenges, Chamco was pleased to present a unique solution that helped our customer centralize fueling processes on their site.
This potash mine customer was very pleased with the modular solution provided by Chamco. Since investing in this package, the customer has been able to save a significant amount of money compared to trucking in fuel every day. The customer experienced no downtime and noted that maintenance of the system was very minimal.
This potash mine will continue to benefit from Chamco’s ongoing support throughout the lifespan of the system.
“Chamco understands that customers don’t always want cookie-cutter solutions. That’s the Chamco advantage. You give us your specifications and let us know what you need it to do and we come up with a solution to meet your needs.”
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