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MIPAC Canada office move

Thursday, July 02, 2015
Our Canadian operations have moved to facilitated offices at 1275W 6th Ave in Mt Pleasant district in Vancouver. 

It has been a great year for our Canadian operations, Ryan Twible our Canadian operations manager says “We have made some great strides in raising MIPAC's profile in the Canadian market. Our recent award on two large control system projects, shows that our clients see a difference in our services and trust us to provide valued support to their operations”

MIPAC engineers meet with world’s main copper producer, Codelco

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

 

MIPAC business development manager Darren Hill (left) and managing director Eddie De Rivera recently met with Codelco management at the copper mining company's offices in Santiago, Chile.

Codelco is the world’s major copper producer, controlling about 10 per cent of global reserves.

Darren and Eddie met with Codelco management to discuss how MIPAC’s experience in copper mining, concentration, smelting and refining could contribute to the improvement of Codelco's operations.


 

MIPAC helps mitigate arc flash risk

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Many of MIPAC’s clients operate ageing plants with electrical distribution systems designed when today’s stringent safety requirements did not apply.

These plants may be at risk of an arc flash but plant redesign or new technology may not be an economical or practical solution.

MIPAC engineering manager Jon Burton recently wrote an editorial about how MIPAC addresses arc flash risk by studying clients’ current exposure and determining solutions to mitigate risk.

To read Jon’s opinion piece and learn more about how MIPAC can help improve safety at your plant, please click here.

Cheers Eddie

Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

MIPAC does the research so clients can choose wisely

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Before making a considerable investment in new infrastructure, many of MIPAC’s clients engage us to conduct pre-purchase studies so they know their money will be well spent.

For example, our electrical design team is currently conducting a load flow and fault level analysis at Mount Isa Mines’s copper concentrator.

This is being done ahead of a proposed installation of new air compressors which require varying power loads from different areas of the existing power distribution system.

We are also reviewing possible upgrade options for the electrical reticulation.

For the full story about the study, click here.

To learn about MIPAC’s dedicated electrical design team, read our news story here.
MIPAC's inhouse electrical design team leads to seamless plant solutions

Cheers Eddie

Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

Project profiles detail MIPAC’s engineering successes

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Want to learn about some of the significant engineering projects MIPAC has worked on?

Visit the customer projects section  on our web site for details about solutions we’ve delivered for major mining and utility companies including SunWater, PanAust, Glencore and Kazzinc.

The project profiles highlight our expertise with process control, electrical design, instrument design, DCS, PLC, and SCADA systems, as well as PI historian.

We will continue to update our project profiles in the coming months.

Cheers Eddie

Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

Process control and electrical design engineers under one roof

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MIPAC boasts multidisciplinary engineering teams which bring about time and cost efficiencies for our clients.

Our process control engineers and electrical engineers work alongside each other and this encourages collaboration and a lateral approach to delivering solutions.

In addition to process control services, MIPAC’s design capability includes electrical distribution, switchroom design, plant lighting including emergency systems, protective earthing and field cabling, as well as technical consultancy.

Learn more about how MIPAC’s engineers can help your plant work better by reading our news story here.

Cheers Eddie


Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

Crusher control for the Pilbara

Monday, January 06, 2014
I am pleased to announce that MIPAC will design and configure the electrical, instrumentation and control for three semi-mobile crushers at a major project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Working for Tenova TAKRAF, MIPAC engineers will undertake the electrical design and control system configuration for the two-stage crushers.

Plans for one semi-mobile crusher will be duplicated for the other two crushers, significantly reducing engineering costs.

We will also be involved in Tenova TAKRAF’s HAZOP and machine safety studies.

For more information about this project, read our news story.

Cheers Eddie

Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

MIPAC engineers assist clients to get more bang for their buck

Monday, December 16, 2013
MIPAC’s strategy focuses on helping our clients to make the most of their assets.

For example, we encourage plant owners to examine and enhance plant performance and equipment availability. We work with our clients to re-examine costs and we use dedicated services to help clients adopt a whole-of-business approach to improvement.

MIPAC’s offerings include:

  • MIPAC Process Optimisation (MPO), a staged process of plant improvement
  • operational intelligence (the application of historian software and analytics) to generate information to assist decision making, and
  • support services for remote sites.
This cost-sensitive and practical approach has helped our clients to weather the recent economic downturn.

For a full report on MIPAC’s activities in 2013, please read our news story here.

 

Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

IsaControl package for Canada’s Eleonore IsaMill™

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I am pleased to announce that MIPAC Process Automation Canada is to deliver an IsaControl package for the Eleonore IsaMill™ in James Bay, Quebec, Canada.

The package includes tailored instrumentation and control services.

We are familiar with the Goldcorp-owned plant, having already completed an instrument design project for the Goldcorp-owned site.

MIPAC engineers have worked with Xstrata Technology on a considerable number of IsaMills™ in various countries and have demonstrated experience as experts in delivering IsaControl.

We offer seamless integration, platform flexibility, multi-language operation, scaleability and connectivity plus, importantly, the fastest-possible commissioning time. We understand our clients need low-risk, rapid technology transfer.

Learn more about what we are doing to help build the Eleonore IsaMill™ here.

Cheers Darren

Darren Hill
Business development manager

MIPAC clients benefit from having electrical design and instrumentation under one roof

Monday, January 14, 2013
MIPAC’s electrical design team performs detailed work for a range of mineral processing clients around the world.

The team seamlessly integrates electrical work with instrumentation disciplines and having these disciplines under one roof means better quality control and reduced risk and start-up times.

MIPAC’s electrical design team produces:
•    load studies
•    MV and LV single line development
•    protective earthing schemes
•    power system analysis studies
•    protective relay co-ordination studies
•    MV and LV protection schemes
•    MV and LV electrical equipment specifications
•    design of motor and equipment control schematics
•    design of VSD systems
•    light and power system design, and
•    cabling and ladder design.

To learn more about how MIPAC’s electrical design department can improve your plant, contact MIPAC business develoment manager Darren Hill.  

Cheers Eddie

Eddie De Rivera
Managing director

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