Maintenance data collection and utilisation in the process industry

Helena Kortelainen, Kati Rönkkö, S. Silenius, A. Päivike

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    To those on an operations level in the capital-intensive process industry, e.g. in pulp and paper production, the pressure is on to get most return from the assets employed. Cash flow and returns on assets are indicators of a company's performance, and this translates into a requirement for maximum uptime of the machinery. Some means to increase the efficiency even without major investments are the introduction of new maintenance concepts, e.g. TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) [1] and systematic reliability programs [2]. Also, the machinery manufacturers meet stricter demands on equipment reliability and maintainability and the prospective users have begun to demand convincing reliability specifications and guarantees. All these trends require detailed and reliable information on failures and maintenance actions. The paper describes a new Internet-based maintenance data collection application (MDCA) and its utilisation for better maintenance planning. The MDCA was developed by Andritz Wood Processing and VTT in Finland, and tested at a woodyard of an American paper mill. The application provides both the mills and the machinery manufacturers device-based classified data, and better tools to improve the equipment's reliability and the efficiency of the production systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMaintenance Management & Optimisation
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd ESReDA Seminar
    PublisherOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities
    ISBN (Print)92-894-5836-4, 978-92-894-5836-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event22nd European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) Seminar - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 27 May 200228 May 2002

    Publication series

    SeriesReport EUR


    Conference22nd European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) Seminar


    • maintenance
    • data collection
    • availability performance
    • overall equipment efficiency


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