Operational Intelligence for the Pulp & Paper Industry

Take informed action to prevent unplanned downtime, prioritize maintenance activity, and improve pulp & paper plant performance with AtonixOI Pulp & Paper solution.
Avoid the pulp & paper industry status quo of costly downtime and poor performance:
21 Days
Average time between paper machine component failures.
$10-20k
Average hourly cost of paper machine downtime.
60%
Average overall equipment effectiveness.
Ensure Asset
Performance

Unreliable asset performance can significantly impact multiple areas of business, eroding margins and compromising safety. Pulp & paper asset failures cause unplanned downtime, decrease overall equipment effectiveness, and increase maintenance spend. The last thing a plant manager needs is lost production from an unexpected outage.

Today’s operations leaders are turning to operational intelligence as part of their overall asset performance management strategy. The AtonixOI solution converts data into action to prevent issues and optimize performance. Here’s how it works:

AtonixOI In Action
Connect
1000s of system and asset process data tags to OI platform
Connect
Asset data tag:
Yankee exhaust fan
Detect
emerging reliability and performance issues before they cause failures
Connect
Fan bearing temperature began increasing steadily after startup (SCADA alarm failed to detect) – needed further investigation
Diagnose
issues and prioritize maintenance planning based on impact
Connect
Automated context trends showed a higher temperature on the lube oil, suggesting slow decrease in lube oil flow to fan
Resolve
issues through collaboration across stakeholders
Connect
Operators identified a leak in lube oil valve upstream of fan. Valve repaired, saving $150K in bearing failure and associated downtime
Great River Energy Boosts its Preventive Maintenance with Predictive Analytics

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves approximately 1.7 million people. The cooperative maintains a portfolio of power generation and transmission resources to deliver reliable and affordable electricity to its members. 

Actionable Pulp & Paper Insights for Asset Experts

Asset experts need actionable insights, not complex math tools, to focus on what they know best – pulp & paper plant operations. Implement the AtonixOI solution and start realizing benefits in weeks, not months:
Prevent equipment failures and unplanned downtime
by detecting reliability risks like pump failures or reel misalignment well in advance of a SCADA alarm or equipment failure for swift diagnosis and proactive resolution..
Improve operational performance

by calculating and monitoring key performance indicators to identify performance issues like inefficient boiler operation or excess energy usage before they impact operating costs or product quality.

Prioritize maintenance

for the most critical issues during scheduled outages by understanding the impact of each issue on overall performance.

Improve safety

by monitoring and detecting risks associated with asset failures leading to safety issues like chemical leaks or increased waste emissions.

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Atonix Digital helps companies simplify Asset Performance Management by putting data to work to detect emerging risks, minimize unplanned downtime, enhance efficiency and improve planning effectiveness.

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