Reliability and Current Best Practices – An Educational Journey

by Ian Farrell, UPM-Kymmene, UK

The approach to maintenance and equipment reliability must be considered in full view of the papermaking business with all parties and departments aware of the targets and goals of the individual mills and business units. In short each department, and in most cases this refers to the daily interface between Production and Maintenance must be aware of the points of focus.The concept of Best Practice is easy to describe and discuss – the more difficult part is determining your path towards reliability and maintenance Best Practice and more importantly, sustaining standards and developing a continuous improvement culture.

However, being armed with the best techniques, procedures and systems does not mean that you will enjoy a trouble free life with the best reliability figures on the planet – Ian Farrell, UPM-Kymmene, UK   Continue reading →

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