Asset condition management is not a new topic – it’s a new point of view. Instead of merely monitoring a valve or other devices, asset condition management captures the big-picture information and consolidates all improvement processes to help maintain highly reliable plant assets.

By comparing different industrial processes, companies and official bodies can increase their knowledge about possible savings of energy. There is a huge potential for reductions in energy consumption and, in the long run, less impact on the climate.

At Metsä Board Kemi mill, the operators can see the board quality hours into the future and predict and prevent disturbances that cause end-product defects and runnability issues. Predictive Wet End, a new digital service by Kemira, increases transparency to the complex wet end chemistry.

On-machine grinding has proven itself a cost- and time-efficient alternative to dryer cylinder replacement and off-machine grinding. Companies that provide quality on-machine grinding service can refinish and renew cylinders for 40 to 50 percent less than the overall cost of off-machine grinding or even replacement.

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