Extending the economic lifetime of ageing plants

Helena Kortelainen, Jouko Suokas, Jouko Heikkilä, Markku Reunanen, Chris Whetton

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    Currently, the European process industries face three major problems: finding ways to operate, maintain and refurbish existing plants to maintain competitiness and maximise long-term profiability; improving product quality; and concerns about the safety, health and environmental (SHE) performance of older plants. These problems provided the stimulus for the ELAPSE (Extending the Life of Ageing Plants by Systematic Engineering) project. This paper describes the content of the project and work done during the first year. The ELAPSE methodology is based on a formal object oriented description of a plant, and risk and reliability analysis methdos and tools linked with that description. Short examples of plant description and criteria developed for maintenance planning are included.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Safety and Reliability - ESREL´98 Trondheim, Norway
    EditorsStian Lydersen, Geir Hansen, Helge Sandtorv
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL´98 - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 16 Jun 199819 Jun 1998


    ExhibitionEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL´98


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