The Dearborn plant produces high quality flat-rolled carbon steel products that are hot rolled, cold rolled, electro galvanized and hot-dip galvanized, SteelGuru.com reports.
Using Ivara EXP at the plant will allow Severstal to prioritize assets based on the “consequences and the probability of failure.” Equipment maintenance programs will be implemented in EXP using the reliability methodologies of reliability centered maintenance, maintenance task analysis and current practice review. All potential failures will be identified through automated alarms and will initiate work orders in the company’s EAM system.
EXP will manage all maintenance program tasks, from electronic handheld inspections, traditional PM and corrective work and will collect, consolidate and analyze condition data from human senses inspections, predictive maintenance technologies, and online systems, according to SteelGuru.com.
Additionally, Severstal will use EXP to evaluate the effectiveness of the living program, using Ivara Key Performance Indicators for equipment, process and business performance.
“Building a lasting change is important to Severstal in the implementation of the reliability initiative,” Russ Grimm, Severstal’s division manager for maintenance, reliability and plant services, said, according to SteelGuru.com. “Strong management support has provided a positive influence on the project and a solid project implementation structure will propagate the cultural change in the organization to realize long term benefits.”
Ivara is a leader in asset performance management software solutions for companies in capital-intensive industries.
Severstal is a Russian company mainly operating in the steel and mining industry, centered in the northern city of Cherepovets. The company owns major industrial facilities in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, France, Italy and the United States, as well as in several African countries, and has mining assets in Russia and the United States.