Metallurgical Coal Mine: Surface mining operation suffered from high levels of equipment failure. Overall, in excess of 40% of the assets were inoperable at any moment in time. An asset reliability program was devised and installed as an integral part of the operations. Routine maintenance schedules were elevated as survival imperatives and partnerships were developed with OEM’s for critical high value assets. Equipment downtime was reduced significantly to under 10% within one year and production rates and revenue grew over 15%.