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Steel Manufacturer boosts Uptime through better Maintenance & Reliability

Published: 2021

CHALLENGE

A steel manufacturer was experiencing repeated unscheduled shutdowns resulting in production losses. The company was unable to meet plant availability targets for its three assets, largely because maintenance was mostly reactive and ineffective cost saving initiatives had compromised both plant availability and total cost of ownership. As a result, the three assets were only operational for 88%, 91% and 95% of their target.



SOLUTION

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) carried out a deep dive diagnostic of existing maintenance and reliability (M&R) practices to gain insight into the root causes limiting plant availability, size the business opportunity, and define a prioritized improvement roadmap.