Developing maintenance plans designed to reduce efficiency losses in fired equipment.

CIM Montreal 2007
Jason James Ballentine,
Abstract This Company was operating equipment with no routine maintenance simply because it did not affect plant availability. The fact is that the hidden failure costs of this equipment were misunderstood. By exploring the real hidden costs of failure it was determined that efficiency losses were dramatically affecting plant output. By undertaking a RCM study, maintenance plans were developed to reduce unplanned equipment breakdowns. By reducing unplanned breakdowns the predicted reduction in efficiency losses was 45%. This case study presents an approach where the RCM study was used to identify maintenance plans primarily focused on reducing efficiency losses.
Keywords: Maintenance, Boiler, Strategy, Sootblower, Reliability, Coal, Efficiency, Fired
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