Standardized Time Classification Framework for Mobile Equipment in Open Pit Mining

Published: June 19,2024

operational definitions, Time Use Model and key performance indicators

Originally published in English: 2020-08-31
Publication of the Spanish version: 2024-01-30
Status: Current


This guide provides an operational activity classification framework that will lead to meaningful performance analysis and industry-wide comparison. Includes the following: 

  • recommendations for the uniform classification of operational activities, states and common events in open pit mining into standard time categories; 
  • a Time Use Model, which is a visual representation of the recommended classification framework identified above; 
  • Recommended definitions for common industry operational key performance indicators (KPIs) for reporting on the availability and utilization of mining assets. 
  • The time categories, Time Use Model, and KPI definitions used in this guide are not intended to be industry standards, but rather recommendations for recording and understanding operational performance. The framework documented in this guide will further support collaboration to develop additional KPIs and definitions. 


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