Maintenance audit for pulp mills

Maintenance audit provides global benchmarking and prioritized development plan for a pulp mill. The audit includes global benchmarking of maintenance practices, production efficiency and maintenance costs with focus areas and rough estimation of time and resources needed.



  • New prioritized development proposals and actions
  • Realistic and efficient target setting for maintenance
  • Good basis for maintenance planning for the future
  • Maintenance performance is benchmarked, and the existing status of maintenance operations and costs is known


The maintenance audit can lead to improved maintenance planning process resulting to better utilization of own resources and more cost-efficient maintenance works. It can also help to increase in the share of planned shuts in comparison of unplanned shuts which leads to reduction of maintenance costs and increase in uptime.

The audit can include:

  • Questionnaire about cooperation between production and maintenance with an analysis
  • Maintenance cost per ton benchmarking
  • Maintenance hours per ton benchmarking
  • Spare part inventory turnover benchmarking
  • Gap analysis of maintenance towards peer group mills
  • Production efficiency benchmarking related to shutdowns, unplanned shutdowns, breaks and broke


A vote of confidence in performance-based mill maintenance

A vote of confidence in performance-based mill maintenance

Saica has contracted Metso Mill Service (MMS)* to be the sole provider of maintenance services, from the recovered paper conveyors to the new reel warehouse, at its new 400,000 tpy Partington, UK mill, near Manchester. The concept focuses on a machine performance and productivity model which has been partially tested in Spain. *Valmet as of January 1, 2014



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