SEGNUT IN THE NEWS

Segnut F.I.R.S.T. Innovation Attracts Industry Attention

Segnut F.I.R.S.T. Innovation Attracts Industry Attention — The development of Segnut FIRST and its application in mobile plant GET applications continues to garner interest and support in the mobile plant sector, where the use of rattle-guns is being phased out but where the awkward nature of reactions arms brings its own safety issues. Infrastructure Magazine has highlighted the development, which is now in its final stages of testing with BHP.

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Another Fire Caused by Hot Works Nut Removal – but there is a solution

WorkSafe Victoria recently posted a story highlighting the hazards presented by hot works used to remove seized nuts on a quarry site (Hot works nut removal). While the recommendations in the article on the authority’s website are all useful, all are about risk mitigation rather than hazard elimination. Had Segnut been used in the case quoted by Safe Work for this hot works nut removal, the fire simply would not have occurred, as hot works would have been completely eliminated from the task. As Summer approaches and the fire danger reaches its peak in so many mining and quarrying regions, eliminating risks and avoiding preventable fires makes common sense.

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Hand-Arm Vibration (HAVS) Remains a Hidden Threat for Australian Maintenance Professionals

Workers using hand held power tools in mining workplaces can be exposed to harmful levels of hand–arm vibration. Reducing exposure reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders like carpel tunnel syndrome. In Europe there are mandatory requirements recommending that daily vibration exposure should remain below certain limits within an 8 hour day, in contrast this is not currently mandated in Australia. While there are some existing products on the market designed to minimise the effects of hand arm vibration, eliminating or reducing exposure to vibration is the most efficient and effective way of minimising the risk. Segnut is designed to do just that.

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BHP Adopts Segnut as Solution to Hot Works Fires

After nearly two years of close cooperation including technical trials, laboratory tests and rigorous field trials, Segnut has been officially accepted by BHP for use in its WA Iron Ore operations. In 2017, the screen house at Mount Whaleback mine caught fire as a result of hotworks being used to remove a seized nut. In Segnut, BHP found a means of removing the need for hot works to remove seized fasteners, that requires no special tools, nor changes to the design of the chutes, wear liners or other equipment. By replacing common hex nuts on wear liners and hard skirts on conveyors, BHP aims to remove the risk of a hot works (spark–ignited) fire in areas of high fuel load, such a screen houses and car dumpers.

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‘Segnut F.I.R.S.T’ Prototype Eliminates Pinch Point Hazards, Improves Maintenance Productivity

Segnut has been provided with assistance from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd to develop the game-chaning Segnut F.I.R.S.T system which eliminates the pinch point or crush risk posed by nut-runner reaction arms. We’re working with BHP to bring this great concept to life. The system, known as Segnut F.I.R.S.T (Fully Internalised Reaction Socket Technology), has been developed by Segnut in response to the ongoing risk faced by mobile plant maintenance teams when installing and removing nuts from Ground Engaging Tools (GETs) such as dozer blades.

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Maintenance Productivity & Safety Gains – Successful Trials at Rio Tinto

After nearly two years of close cooperation including technical trials, laboratory tests and rigorous field trials, Segnut has been officially accepted by BHP for use in its WA Iron Ore operations. In 2017, the screen house at Mount Whaleback mine caught fire as a result of hotworks being used to remove a seized nut. In Segnut, BHP found a means of removing the need for hot works to remove seized fasteners, that requires no special tools, nor changes to the design of the chutes, wear liners or other equipment. By replacing common hex nuts on wear liners and hard skirts on conveyors, BHP aims to remove the risk of a hot works (spark–ignited) fire in areas of high fuel load, such a screen houses and car dumpers.

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Segnut featured in Australian Mining magazine

Segnut featured in Australian Mining magazineSept 19, 2019 Australia Mining Magazine reports on Segnut innovation, and reducing maintenance costs. Mining maintenance spending in Australia is expected to rise by more than 60 per cent annually to $12 billion by 2022,...

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Segnut addresses MESCA event in Perth

Segnut addresses MESCA event in PerthAug 29, 2019 Segnut’s Director – Product Development, Tom P. Baskovich, addressed delegates at a Mining and Energy Services Council of Australia (MESCA) briefing in Perth on Wednesday 28 August.   Cost of maintenance poses a...

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Queensland Mining Expo

Queensland Mining ExpoAug 20, 2019 Konnecting with Queensland mining delegates!Segnut was proud to exhibit with our exclusive Australian and New Zealand Distribution partner, Konnect Fastening Systems at the Queensland Mining Expo in Mackay, QLD. Thanks to all who...

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Segnut announces landmark distribution agreement

Segnut announces landmark distribution agreementFeb 12, 2018 Segnut are delighted to announce the establishment of an exclusive distribution agreement with Konnect Fastening Systems covering Australia and New Zealand.Konnect Fastening Systems are the largest specialty...

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