Qualified maintenance for high availability with less effort

Maintenance and shutdown management for process automation

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

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

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

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.

QCS Maintenance: Uptime plus extra value by On-site Expert

QCS Maintenance: Uptime plus extra value by On-site Expert

A European mill has found that Valmet’s in mill expert service can improve papermaking performance.

Condition monitoring

Valmet condition monitoring solutions produce the real-time machine health information you need for effective planning and scheduling of maintenance operations.