Hexagon’s Mining division is partnering with FluidIntel, an Australia-based company that has been supplying fuel management hardware and software to the mining industry since 1996. Its fuel management system, AdaptFMS, handles more than 3.5 billion liters of fuel and other hydrocarbons annually for six of the world’s biggest mining companies.
Integration with Hexagon’s broad portfolio of mining solutions is a priority, said Josh Weiss, president of Hexagon’s Mining division in Tucson, Ariz.
“Fuel costs are a significant expense for mines and diesel rail networks – up to 40% of operating expenditures,” said Weiss. “For years, FluidIntel’s best-practice fuel management has been generating millions of dollars in savings through cost reduction and productivity improvements. The potential for return on investment is significant so this is great news for our customers.
“We’re excited about the possibilities. We’ve identified numerous areas for integration with our own fleet management and enterprise solutions, and we’re confident of exploiting more synergies with our planning and safety portfolios. The partnership fills a technology gap and, with solutions from port to pit, FluidIntel complements our life of mine vision 100%.”
Hexagon’s industry-specific solutions leverage domain expertise in sensor technologies, software and data orchestration to improve productivity across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications, said the company. Its Mining division works to solve surface and underground challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety.
“With some great integration ideas in progress between our system and various Hexagon applications, we are confident this partnership will produce excellent opportunities for Hexagon clients to better manage their fuel and lubricants,” said Damir Hasagic, COO, FluidIntel. “This partnership provides FluidIntel with unprecedented market reach through Hexagon’s global mining footprint and their position of number-one OEM-independent vendor.”
One of FluidIntel’s first jobs in 1996 was to help global mining company manage its fuel usage. The company has since expanded its scope to include supply chain digitization that includes lubricants, water and agricultural products such as fertilizer.