CleanScrape® Testimonial - Glencore Mining

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From: Robert Thraves
Sent: 30th September 2013

To Whom It May Concern,

On the 10th of May 2013 Australian Belt Cleaning were engaged to assist Ulan Underground Coal mine in eliminating carry back and assist in a solution for more effective belt cleaning. The scope of works of which were initially discussed revolved around a maintenance free installation, wear rates, the cost effective use of their new cleaner as opposed to our existing style, the use of mechanical trades on other tasks, and eliminating the need for belt cleaning operators 24/7.

The Cleanscrape Primary scraper was installed on 30th August 2013 at two  locations.  Longwall  #27 conveyor (a total of 450000t of coal at 4.6m/s in the first 4 weeks) and North 2 Development conveyor (1100m of development coal at 3.2m/s in the first 4 weeks). The initial results have been outstanding, eliminating any maintenance or adjustments (prior cleaners required maintenance twice a week, constant monitoring, transfer and carry back cleaning).

The Cleanscrape Primary was installed on a 2 month trial of which will be finalized at the end of October. I have already commissioned Australian Belt Cleaning to install a further 2 Primary cleaners on two trunk belts of which are 1800mm wide and run at 4.6m/s. 
The cleaners are so effective; we anticipate we will have them installed on each transfer point by 25 December 2013. We are now patiently waiting the arrival of the Secondary Cleaner of which I hope to be the first Australian Mineral producer to have the pleasure of installing and trialing!

The results really speak for themselves. We have employees of 30+ years of whom rave about these cleaners, saying they are the best thing seen at Ulan since they started!

If you have any questions about the cleaner and its operation, please feel free to contact myself at your convenience.

Robert Thraves
Outbye Services Superintendent
Ulan Underground Coal Mine

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