From the beginning of 2014, at “Zaporizhstal” Works, a system program for equipment diagnostics applying modern methods is being realized, the general economy as a result of its implementation, from the beginning the year made up more than UAH 2 million.
The aim of the program is prevention from the emergency idle times of equipment and production losses. In the course of the equipment diagnostics they check variations of the temperature balance (thermal diagnostics), vibration variance (vibro-acoustic diagnostics), as well as they check changes in the structure of the materials by means of the magnetic structuroscopy methodology (coercitive measures).
Today, such a method is used at the Works for diagnostics of 408 production units, which is twice more than the at the beginning of 2014.
«Detection of the potential risks in the course of the equipment operation decreases time expenditure and costs of repairs. Due to the timely interference into the equipment operation, with performing point-wise–directed repair works, reliability and life of the production units are increased, production efficiency is upgraded», Director of Engineering of «Zaporizhstal» SW Vladimir Buriak noted.
Besides, in order to increase efficiency of the diagnostics system, in June, 2014, «Zaporizhstal» SW purchased new modern diagnostic equipment – thermovisors made by Fluke Ti100 to the value of UAH 235 thousand with the aim of monitoring the condition, prevention, admonishment and averting any potential breakdowns of the production units.
By means of modern thermovisors, the Works’ specialists will be able to carry out technical diagnostics quickly and with the highest accuracy, to detect any hidden problems of the equipment operation in the Rolling Shops and at the units of the power, mechanical services and at the electrical equipment.