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Logsheets help resolve critical problems

Logsheets are a critical tool for capturing: operator observations, plant data that is not instrumented and comments on actions taken in response to different situations. In mining, we often use paper-based or MSExcelbased Logsheets to capture the above information and distribute that information to various stakeholders including other operators, engineers and managers. Doing so, introduces several problems: 

Information lag

Information captured in Logsheets is often not made available to stakeholders or other systems for 12-24 hours (if at all in the case of paper-based Logsheets). Often that information contains critical knowledge of production deviations that need to be controlled but cannot be until it is too late.

Catastrophic failures

How often have you received the following message from your MS Excel-based Logsheet ‘System Error – Catastrophic Failure – Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible?' Often the error occurs on submitting the Logsheet and without sufficient time to resolve before the Production Meeting leaving stakeholders scratching their heads as to what happened on the preceding shift/s.

Data duplication

There is often a rush to transfer data from Logsheets to other systems before the production meeting and end-of-month reconciliation. Manually transferring data is a waste of time, is prone to errors creeping in and can lead to multiple sources of conflicting data.

Multiple versions

Version control of paper-based and MS Excel-based Logsheets can be a challenge. Poor version control can lead to superseded Logsheets being used that are missing recently added critical information fields or updated operating ranges.

Multiple concurrent user limitations

Paper-based and MS Excel-based Logsheets are typically limited to a single user at a time capturing information. That means, critical production information and actions taken to control deviations may be lost for future reference.

Instrument drift

Paper-based, and to a lesser extent, MS Excel-based Logsheets limit the ability to compare manual measurements with instrumented data. That means, critical instrument errors often go unchecked until it is too late.

“Northern Star Resources Pogo worked with Mipac at Pogo on the digitisation of the operator logsheets into the MPA system and are extremely pleased with the results. Mipac went above and beyond to accommodate specific feature requests that were not yet included in MPA and were very helpful in putting the vision of the logsheets to paper (pardon the pun). Mipac’s quick responses and attention to detail have made the roll-out seamless, saving time for operations and the met team on a daily basis, while also allowing for the plant data to now be live-monitored by the team. The benefits from MPA were realised immediately.”

Mark Pliska

Processing Manager, Northern Star Resources Limited, Pogo Operations, Alaska 

Minimise errors

Logsheets can warn users when data is entered outside typical operating ranges or for dates and times that are not current. 

Respond immediately

Real-time visibility across systems means stakeholders can immediately be made aware of production deviations so they can provide advice on countermeasures and capture actions taken. 

Automate data collection

Integration between MPA applications and other systems such as SQL, AVEVA PI and Power BI means data flows seamlessly to production and inventory reports without the need for manual transfer and duplication.   

Leverage investments

Take advantage of MPAs templating capability and leverage prior investments in other systems such as AVEVA PI to evolve and extend Logsheets over time. 

Supported solution

Use anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Get started with Logsheets

Contact Mipac to find out how Logsheets can immediately reduce stress, increase efficiency, enhance engagement, and accelerate decision-making when it comes to controlling production deviations and automating reporting at your operation. 

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