Any improvement initiative within reliability and maintenance is a journey towards a state of continuous improvement. You will never reach a final destination. You might state that your goal is 95% planned and scheduled maintenance and 96% reliability.

Many Reliability and Maintenance improvement initiatives fail to deliver sustainable (and continuously improving) results in improved safety, manufacturing throughput, and costs.

Sam was recently promoted to maintenance manager from assistant maintenance manager now with a long time maintenance employee/union official/supervisor appointed assistant.as back up.

Drones have great potential in mills; benefits include safety, efficiency, and cost—and they’re fun to use.

Rosenthal am Rennsteig, October 5, 2020 – Mercer’s pulp mills regularly carry out planned and extensive safety inspections, cleaning and maintenance of the vessels and equipment, which requires an overall break in production to ensure we run reliably. This break in production can take several days or weeks.

TICONDEROGA | International Paper’s Ticonderoga mill will stage its annual maintenance shutdown this fall, a relatively routine procedure under normal circumstances that has become a Gordian Knot of logistical angling in the world of the coronavirus.

We know that we need the support of operations in order to reach top-notch reliability in our plants. Does your operations manager know exactly what your expectations are? Have you identified, communicated and agreed upon exactly what you need operations to do?  

A scheduled maintenance outage is a critical part of any mill’s operation. The downtime gives employees an opportunity to complete necessary maintenance that isn’t possible during normal operations, and it ensures the mill continues to run safely and efficiently. It’s also important to the community.

Not all desuperheaters are made equal. Desuperheaters come in various types and are selected based on application. A desuperheater’s job is quite simple – spray water into the superheated steam supply line to cool it down – this simplicity can relegate its application selection and the wrong type of desuperheater can be applied leading to a big headache once in operation.

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