Any improvement initiative within reliability and maintenance is a journey towards a state of continuous improvement. You will never reach a final destination. You might state that your goal is 95% planned and scheduled maintenance and 96% reliability.
Rosenthal am Rennsteig, October 5, 2020 – Mercer’s pulp mills regularly carry out planned and extensive safety inspections, cleaning and maintenance of the vessels and equipment, which requires an overall break in production to ensure we run reliably. This break in production can take several days or weeks.
A scheduled maintenance outage is a critical part of any mill’s operation. The downtime gives employees an opportunity to complete necessary maintenance that isn’t possible during normal operations, and it ensures the mill continues to run safely and efficiently. It’s also important to the community.
Not all desuperheaters are made equal. Desuperheaters come in various types and are selected based on application. A desuperheater’s job is quite simple – spray water into the superheated steam supply line to cool it down – this simplicity can relegate its application selection and the wrong type of desuperheater can be applied leading to a big headache once in operation.