Iron & Steel
Processing Iron & Steel requires heavy machinery that operates at very high temperatures.
As a result, the main challenges to the industry are safety and machine failures.
The two main types of safety are: function safety and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) safety.
Functional safety is related to plant machinery during plant operation
O&M Safety is related to actions of operators and maintenance staff.
Standard methods such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) can be used to analyze both functional and O&M processes in the plant, identify and mitigate safety hazards.
Machinery in the Iron & Steel industries operate under extreme temperatures and stresses, as a result the machines experience high wear rates.
Each failure can stop the production process for long periods of time, incurring revenue loss.
Plant performance can be improved by analyzing the failure history, scheduled inspections and maintenance policy and spare parts strategy.
BQR has a unique method for modelling and optimizing the asset performance.