Life Cycle Engineering Success Stories
Sugar Cane Grower’s Cooperative (SCGC), a 54-member farmers’ cooperative in Belle Glade, Florida, needed to change. The 60-year-old operation had been a very traditional sugar mill and was not applying modern industrial practices.
Like many industries in the refining and processing sectors, SCGC was experiencing pressures from multiple sources that made transforming their business a strategic imperative. Globalization, variable year-to-year financial results, increasing regulatory complexity, and a lack of long-term focus for the organization were many of the significant issues that required leadership to transform their team, define their values, and equip the organization for a dramatically different competitive environment in which they would be operating. In short, SCGC needed to transform their organization into a highly reliable firm that leverages technology and consistently meets its growth and performance goals.
The Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) is a 20-year, $21-billion effort to modernize the U.S. Navy’s four nuclear shipyards in Kittery, Maine; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Portsmouth, Virginia; and Bremerton, Washington. These public shipyards – which repair the Navy’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers — are aging and facing obsolescence issues. The Navy commissioned a program to create digital twin models of these shipyards to prepare for a multi-billion-dollar optimization overhaul and recapitalization of these critical infrastructure assets.
A steel producer was incurring significant unscheduled downtime due to equipment and processing issues. This was particularly problematic because the company was struggling to meet market demands.
The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are fast, agile, mission-focused, and platform-designed for operations in near-shore environments, yet are also capable of open-ocean operations.
A cheese manufacturer has engaged with Life Cycle Engineering to apply a time-tested Reliability Excellence® (Rx) approach to meet its objectives.
An integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe was encountering various motor issues as well as critical equipment availability of required repair parts.
A diversified, global healthcare leader produces vaccines and other injectables in one of its U.S. locations. A focus on equipment availability and uptime was a priority due to market demands and patient needs. The manufacturing facility reached out to LCE for help with improving utilization of maintenance time and resources in their aseptic filling area.
LCE Engineers Support U.S. Navy Modernization Efforts with Design and Cost-Analysis of Fuel Delivery System for LPD Class Ships
Code 421 of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division is responsible for engineering management of the design criteria and lifecycle sustainment of both new-construction and in-service U.S. Navy ships. This includes proposing and managing modernization initiatives that will increase efficiency, reliability, maintainability, and ultimately operational availability, while also making every effort to reduce total ownership cost (TOC).
In 2017 a major steel company decided to focus on a significant reliability improvement initiative at several of their steelmaking operations. Improvement in reliability was needed in many of the operations. But none were more important than their hot strip mill, which needed to produce the lion’s share of the company’s products.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) is a NAVSEA Echelon IV command responsible for providing technical assistance, equipment assessment, and industrial maintenance oversight for Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) and Combat Systems equipment on U.S. Navy surface ships, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia.