Outotec Performance Services Supporting Your Asset Management
In 2015 Outotec acquired a US based company called the American Guys who specialize in maintenance optimization services and supporting customer’s asset management in metallurgical industry. Asset management as a term refers to managing the assets in the best possible way to maximize productivity and profitability. This know-how nicely complements Outotec’s service portfolio by giving us a whole new set of capabilities on assessing and assisting our clients with their plant operations.
Following the Outotec performance service approach, the current situation is assessed and benchmarked and the customized service solution is then created to meet customer's precise requirement and asset needs. This means that each case is evaluated individually, and a site-specific solution is developed based on the current process and equipment setup as well as the targeted outcomes of the project. The service solutions are designed to increase efficiency and help achieve a step change in performance during the entire lifecycle of the plant.
With Outotec asset management solution the customer can avoid unnecessary downtime by planning and executing maintenance in a timely and orderly manner while making sure that the targeted annual production rates are successfully achieved. Outotec can support customers to gain full capacity with their new installed equipment or to make an existing plant more productive.
Guy Mewburn, Commercial Product Manager, Non-ferrous Asset Management at Outotec, comments: “Our previous experience with plants such as Kennecott Utah Copper coupled together with Outotec’s existing project and process expertise creates a winning combination which offers major benefits to our global customer base looking to upgrade their operational performance, improve safety and make more profit. Our methodology is flexible, not tied to specific technology and can be deployed rapidly with quick results.”
Text: Guy Mewborn, Lauri Pesonen, Outotec