Improvement Maintenance Work at Aperam
Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat Stainless and Electrical steel capacity in Brazil, Belgium and France, and is a leader in high value specialty products. Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty steel from low cost biomass (charcoal).
Aperam has a Cold Rolling Plant at Genk (B). Here short line stops for preventive and non-urgent corrective maintenance are an important element in the asset maintenance strategy. PDM was asked to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of maintenance work during stops of a major production line in this plant.