Phu Bia Mining sets new Chevron Best in Class assessment record

Phu Bia Mining is pleased to announce that its Phu Kham Copper-Gold and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operations set new outstanding Chevron Best in Class assessment records for the reliability-based lubrication (RBL) practices.

Between February and March 2023, a team from Chevron Thailand was on site assessing the reliability-based lubrication (RBL) practices at the Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai Fixed Plant Maintenance workshops. In the latest assessment, the Fixed Plant Maintenance teams achieved 98 per cent at both Operations. 

In comparison to the Company’s counterparts in the USA with a score of 68%, and Central Asia with a score of 92%, Phu Bia Mining really is top of the class.

Phu Bia Mining has undertaken Chevron’s lubrication assessment since 2015. In 2019, Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai both achieved a 5-star rating scoring 95 per cent and 97.6 per cent. Between 2020 to 2022 no assessments were completed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The Best in Class assessment focuses on how current performance compares with best-in-class lubrication maintenance performance. Critical areas assessed at both operating sites include workshop lube storage, crusher, conveyors, grinding mills and agitator areas and water pumps.

PanAust Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Daling Zheng congratulated the employees for achieving new record results in the 2023 Chevron Best in Class assessment.


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