AngloGold Ashanti is a leading global gold producer operating in 11 countries. The new Tropicana gold mine site, 330km east-northeast of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, is one of its major development projects.
The system was delivered in two phases to provide Tropicana with an ePTW and isolation management system in time for site commissioning, and the second phase - which included additional functionality like permit plot plans, permit audit management and additional control certificates – was rolled out later.
SageSURPASS was integrated with AngloGold’s training management system to manage user competencies, ensuring that only users who hold current and correct competencies are able to perform certain tasks within SageSURPASS.
The SageSURPASS Mobility Module was also configured to support AngloGold’s two-step isolation verification in the field as well as deisolation. Plant items were labelled with RFID tags which are scanned via handheld devices to confirm that the correct isolation point has been selected.