Qualified maintenance for high availability with less effort
Through proper planning and condition-based maintenance, qualified maintenance helps limit costs and increase maintenance efficiency, while still achieving availability targets and maximizing process performance.
Challenge: Optimize maintenance cost and time, high availability
High equipment availability is essential for the profitability of every plant.
It is vital to detect faults early, schedule maintenance and carry out quality repairs, before production is impacted. Yet, it can be difficult to reach availability goals and to maximize process performance without soaring maintenance costs negating potential production gains.
Traditional methods of set time-interval maintenance can stretch the budget, as all equipment must be inspected or even removed from the process. Skill shortages and limited manpower can also prove to be an additional challenge when trying to maintain high levels of maintenance efficiency.
Solution: Streamlined maintenance with qualified maintenance
Valmet’s maintenance and shutdown management for automation uses prioritization and condition analysis to plan maintenance action based on need and condition monitoring data instead of potentially wasteful time-interval maintenance strategies. By understanding the importance of individual system elements, maintenance efficiency can be increased while reducing overall maintenance costs and lowering the risk of failure.
This intelligent approach spans all maintenance tasks through regular preventative maintenance and active expert monitoring of the condition and performance of the most important system components. We concentrate resources on those devices which have the most significant impact on production efficiency, where the economic value is the greatest, and where you will see the fastest payback.
Benefits: Improved overall equipment efficiency, reduced costs, better production availability
Valmet’s maintenance services for automation are centered on condition-based maintenance and proper preventative planning, which efficiently directs maintenance and service only to those devices requiring attention. This helps eliminate unnecessary maintenance, saving on costs, while still revealing which devices are at risk for failure.
- Improved production availability
- Improved maintenance efficiency
- Maintenance cost reduction
- Optimized maintenance planning
- Reduced total cost of asset ownership
Customer success stories
Norilsk Nickel relies on Valmet’s condition monitoring expertise
Following the delivery of a Valmet Sensodec 6S condition monitoring system, remote diagnostic support provided by Valmet has proved to be an invaluable aid to predictive maintenance.
Integrated condition monitoring keeps CHP plant online
In 2013, Jyväskylän Energia completed an extensive automation renewal project at its Rauhalahti power plant in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Augmented Reality Re-defines Predictive Maintenance
Visualizing mill repairs through wireless measurements, smart phones, smart glasses and cloud computing will revolutionize maintenance prediction and lower costs.