Asset Productivity Customer Success
A metallurgical coke producer, co-located with a large steel production facility in the middle of Detroit, Michigan, was struggling with reactive maintenance practices which were negatively impacting financial results for the company and creating a difficult work environment for its personnel. The site partnered with Life Cycle Engineering to establish an efficient, high-performance plant where employee quality of life was high and financial results stable.
A large alumina refinery site in the southwest United States was struggling with an aging plant and poor capital support for improvement of its installed equipment. The plant partnered with Life Cycle Engineering and embarked on a reliability journey to increase production, decrease the amount of reactive work and improve safety and quality of life for employees.
A very unique, large-scale coal gasification facility in the United States that manufactures synthetic natural gas and numerous chemical commodity products was struggling to improve its high-stress, reactive workplace. The team decided to partner with Life Cycle Engineering to improve performance through a proactive approach rooted in reliability best practices and strategic asset management.
AltaSteel is a scrap-based mini-mill operation based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The plant has both melting and casting facilities and a production capability of over 315,000 tons of steel billet annually. AltaSteel makes a variety of round, flat, and square bar shapes for use by downstream remanufactures in the mining, oil and gas, automotive, construction, agriculture, and OEM industries.
Swagelok identified Reliability Excellence as a strategic improvement initiative and partnered with LCE to reduce downtime and improve OEE. Read how reliability engineering played an important role in their results.
As part of a Reliability Excellence implementation in a large cane sugar refinery, Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) assigned a Reliability Engineer to investigate potential limiting factors that could be resolved short-term.
In 1998, a snack food manufacturer determined that its domestic capacity was not sufficient to meet market demand for the peak periods around the four summer holidays. The manufacturer’s solution was to build four additional plants to augment the output from their 12 existing operating plants.
With strong support from U.S. Sugar Leadership, the Manufacturing Division of USSC Sugar Cane Operations has significantly improved its sugar processing operation with Reliability Excellence.
The Agriculture Division of United States Sugar Corporation has created a strong foundation for continuous improvement and long-term sustainability by embracing Reliability Excellence.
Reliability Excellence transformed this plant into to a proactive culture, with a great sense of pride and ownership in plant assets and operation.