Dofasco installed the PI System from OSIsoft, a data historian that was being used mainly by the production department. However, they realized that much of this data was also very important to maintenance, but they did not have visibility to the data. Dofasco made integrating their new condition monitoring software with the PI System a high priority and are now able to leverage that data to get an accurate picture of the health of their equipment and make informed maintenance decisions. This integration was key to Dofasco’s ability to change from a conventional time-based maintenance program to a new condition-based maintenance program, which had some major strategic impacts on their company which are detailed below. The majority of the presentation will discuss what was done and how it impacted the company.
Vlad is currently a Reliability Specialist with Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario Canada; where he’s an active member of both the Motor Management Implementation, and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) administration teams. Over the past 13 years, he’s worked in both the Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance organizations. Vlad’s experience includes Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) & Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) facilitation, creation and implementation of Electric Motor Testing Programs, development of Equipment Maintenance Programs, commissioning and re-line of several facilities, and increasing process availability through the reduction of equipment failures. Vlad is a Mechanical Technologist & Electrical Technician, as well as a certified Industrial Electrician.