Open Pit

The working environment of an open pit mine can be difficult place to distribute safe and reliable electricity.

Common electrical challenges in an open pit mine:

  • Motor starting of large drills causing unacceptable voltage sag and brownouts.
  • High harmonic distortion from variable frequency drives on large shovels.
  • Poor voltage regulation from highly variable and cyclical loads.
  • Mobile substations and e-houses that are regularly relocating.
  • Difficult grounding conditions and transferred ground potentials.
  • Extreme heat, cold, dust, moisture, vibration and flyrock.
  • High altitude.

Whatever your challenge, Strutherstech has solutions. Whether you require a design of a brand new open pit electrical power system or need troubleshooting of an existing system, a selection of electrical engineering services for the open pit mining industry are listed below. Follow the links below or contact us for more information.

Short Circuit Studies

Electrical Equipment Procurement

Substation Design

Power and Load Flow Studies

Grounding systems

Control Panel Design

Power System Design

Electrical Training

Electrical Auditing Services

Electrical Protection Studies

Electrical Testing and Commissioning

Feasibility Studies and Cost Estimates

Power Harmonic Studies

Arc Flash Studies

Construction Power

Utility Liaison

Energy & Economic Models

Time Domain Analysis (PSCAD)

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