Beyond RCM, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference
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The manufacture of pulp and paper is evolving. Concepts such as TPM, Six Sigma, Lean, RCA, RCM, have been integrated in to the business processes of the industry. All these improvements support one final goal that of ensuring the survival of the company by making profitable products that customers purchase.
To this extent, improvements in maintenance systems to reduce production downtime and maintenance cost have been a primary focus. The current best practice is reliability centered maintenance with its disciplined approach to evaluating equipment risk and the application of mitigating programs (predictive and preventative measures).