Introducing Supplies at Work

The industrial world is an ever-evolving landscape of innovation, collaboration and improvement. In an effort to highlight the companies on the forefront of change, we are introducing a new feature, Supplies at Work. Designed to honor innovation, this regular feature will offer a quick overview of recent MRO achievements. Here are just a few of the companies striving for industrial advancement.

Supplies at Work: Krakatau Steel adopts Honeywell’s energy management service

PT. Krakatau Daya Listrik (KDL,, a subsidiary of PT. Krakatau Steel Group (, has selected Honeywell Process Solutions ( to implement energy management and monitoring solutions.

KDL is the primary supplier of electrical power for the government-owned PTKS Group, which is the largest steel maker in Indonesia. Implementing HPS’ Energy Management Service will hopefully allow KDL to effectively monitor, manage and control its energy consumption without affecting the levels of productivity at PTKS’ facilities.

Learn more about the collaboration between PT. Krakatau Daya Listrik and Honeywell Process Solutions


Supplies at Work: HRS Heat Exchangers wins €1.3 million contract from Scottish and Southern Energy

HRS Heat Exchangers Limited ( has signed a €1.3 million contract with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE, to deliver a Scraped Surface Vacuum Evaporator for their Barkip anaerobic digestion plant in North Ayrshire. The HRS self-cleaning evaporator system is designed to overcome the fouling issues associated with the evaporation of organic digestate.

Under the terms of the contract, the HRS technology will enable the Barkip Anaerobic Digestion plant to process 75,000 tons of waste annually, in a plant setup that produces around 2.5MW of renewable electricity.

View technical specification for the Scraped Surface Vacuum Evaporator

Learn more about the collaboration between HRS Heat Exchangers and Scottish and Southern Energy


Supplies at Work: ABB wins $11 million mine hoist order from Xstrata Copper

ABB ( has won an $11 million order to supply a complete ore hoisting solution for Xstrata Copper’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM copper-gold operation in north-west Queensland, Australia. The tower-mounted hoist will transport ore for EHM’s new underground mine.
ABB will design, supply and commission all the electrical and mechanical equipment for a new vertical tower-mounted mine ore hoist system. The hoist will run at a speed of 16 meters per second, allowing it to raise 1,020 tons of ore per hour from a depth of 950 meters to the surface. The hoist will be driven by a 5,000 kW synchronous motor powered by ABB’s ACS 6000 drive system. The fully integrated automated hoisting system will be controlled by ABB’s System 800xA AC800M industrial controller.

Learn more about Ernest Henry Mining

Learn more about the collaboration between ABB and Xstrata Copper