Case Study: Thermal Management for Mining Applications

Andrea Cimadoro, National Development Manager David Burns, National Mining Manager


  • Overview of various cooling methods (Advantages vs Disadvantages)
  • Sizing of a Cooling System (Example – Oil Lubrication System for a Gearbox)
  • Optimising Solutions (Case Study – Hybrid System for a Ball Mill)
  • Condition Monitoring + System Conditioning

Bio - Andrea Cimadoro

Andrea joined HYDAC in 2005 and is the company’s National Development Manager for Thermal Management. Andrea has a BsC in Aerospace Engineering & MsC in Air & Fluid Dynamics and over 25 years of experience working on various applications around the globe. The past 12 years, Andrea has been based in Australia with a particular focus on Thermal Management applications in Australia’s vast mining regions.

Bio - David Burns

David joined HYDAC in 2017 and is the company’s National Mining Manager –  Fluid Engineering & Reliability. David has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Aerospace) and is a Mobius Institute ARP-E certified engineer. Based in Perth, Western Australia, David has spent the last 6 years assisting mining companies across Australia in improving the reliability of their hydraulic/lubrication systems and critical asset.