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Brancher

API PRO har en unik fleksibilitet der gør det muligt at tilpasse systemet til enhver branche, enhver organisations størrelse og til eksisterende procedurer og rutiner. En af API PRO’s mange fordele er også at systemet ikke blot er udviklet til kun at anvendes i én branche men til vedligeholdsstyring på mange områder.

Mange års erfaring og samarbejde med kunder fra forskellige brancher er fundamentet for API’s branche-specifikke kendskab, hvilket er utrolig vigtigt i vedligeholdssammenhænge. Vi ved hvad vedligehold går ud på og vi forstår de krav brancherne skal leve op til. API PRO anvendes i dag inden for mange forskellig brancher:

  • Manufacturing and Process Industry
  • Food and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Power and Utilities
  • Ports and Ports Operators
  • OEM & Turnkey Operators

Manufacturing and Process Industry

Customers of today demand high-quality products. This requires high-class manufacturing, where no circumstances may impact the production and, thereby, the result. API PRO is the optimal system to organize the maintenance management and to optimize the production and minimize the down-time.

In manufacturing the focus is on keeping unplanned corrective maintenance to a minimum in order to optimize the production and production time available. Spare part handling and unplanned corrective maintenance becomes an important issue to keep the repair time minimized. API PRO provides you with the tools needed to identify the ineffectiveness and to rapidly solve problems when discovered.

A manufacturer’s goal is to produce the amount of the product that complies with the demands of the customers. This is to be done in a manner that is efficient and cost effective. API PRO offers powerful and flexible planning functionality, which will support you in accomplishing this goal. With help from the analytics module, the maintenance activities and key performance indicators can be kept under surveillance and help to ensure continuous optimization of the production.

API PRO supports all of the activities necessary for an effective maintenance organization, providing everything from planning tools and spare part/stock handling to work order handling (planning, execution, feedback and history tracking) and Purchase Management.

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Food and pharmaceutical industry

Both the pharmaceutical and food industry have high demands and regulations to follow to ensure that the product manufactured is of high quality. A high level of quality and safety during all phases of the manufacturing is a necessity. API PRO provides you with the tools needed to secure this quality.

It is often a requirement to be able to document changes made to the production equipment. It is also necessary to keep track of maintenance procedures, how often they have been executed, and whether any changes have been made to procedures over time. These requirements are specified by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Especially within the pharmaceutical industry, FDA requirements is a crucial factor to any operation.

The API PRO Change Logging Module has been developed in close cooperation with API PRO customers who need to pass the requirements of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It provides a tool capable of a complete and reliable logging of changes to data close to the process.

With the change logging module, all changes in the central tables of the API PRO system will be logged. This will make it possible to see and document the status of many things. For example, it will allow you to track a machine at any time throughout its life. This will give you full traceability for all machinery, all working procedures, etc.

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Power and utility sector

The power and utility sector is one of the many industries where customers enjoy the benefits of an industry tailored to implementation of API PRO. The special characteristics of the power and utility industries are the need to maximize availability and output in order to avoid a power shut down or black out. There are severe consequences of a breakdown to the rest of the society, either through loss of power/electricity/heat, which can lead to worse consequences such as fires, pollution or other environmental risks.

In an industry where maximized availability, reliability and trustworthiness are crucial factors to stay competitive, it is important that key performance indicators (KPI) are kept under supervision. Furthermore, a dashboard is provided where the Key Performance Indicators of the plant can be easily kept under supervision. With a starting point in the statuses indicated on the Dashboard, it is possible to make corrective decisions faster and more accurately.

The API PRO Shift Log Book and Permit to Work modules are developed in close cooperation with our customers in the Power and Utility sector.

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Ports and port operators

The equipment used at ports easily falls under the category “high-value capital assets”. API PRO is helpful to maintain this type of capital assets and enables the possibility to develop the full handling potential of the port and its equipment.

Maintaining a port is a demanding and difficult task – not the least due to the large geographical area the port often covers. All over the large work place, equipment needs to be maintained and tasks of different kinds are performed. If equipment is taken out of operation it doesn’t take long until the pressure of the work load quickly rises. API PRO provides you with the right tools to be able to control and optimize the productivity, and in doing so lower the down time.

When working at a port, it can be difficult to gain an overview of the total work area. The Graphical Navigator in API PRO is the solution to this problem. In a simple and uncomplicated way, you can access the whole equipment structure. With the Graphical Navigator you create a digital map/picture of the area which will assist you in your daily work. With the Graphical Navigator you can easily access information on different detailed levels just by a few clicks on the map/picture. Each new click gives you access to a new level of information. For example you can obtain a map of the complete area, which gives you the big picture, and at the same time use the same program to create a work order for a specific object.

Furthermore, modules like Stock control and Purchase management are of great use to port industries. Stock control data is the information needed to tell API PRO which parts are located in which stock locations. Furthermore the stock control data allows you to control stock quantities and do automatic reordering, etc. By integrating the Stock control module and the Purchase Management module, you will have access to fully updated information about stock levels, material availability, expected delivery dates for ordered parts and committed costs on projects at any time that you need it.

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OEM and Turnkey Suppliers

The technical documentation of a plant is expensive and often amounts to over 10 percent of the total plant costs. Construction, customer advisors, after-sales service and various sub-suppliers of the plant supplier try to design the technical documentation for their customers in a clear way but also need to fulfil the legal commitments.

With the solution for OEM and turnkey suppliers API PRO supports the transformation of technical documentation into e.g. counter based workflows for maintenance.

The advantages are two fold for suppliers and customers:

Supplier:

  • Functional integration of the documentation in the plant structure
  • Overview of yearly maintenance costs and resources
  • Spare parts included in the system with supplier information
  • Reduction of stop time for repairs
  • Predefined service agreements included in the system

Customer:

  • Follow up of equipment related activities for audit trails and legally regulated proofs
  • Direct use of predefined maintenance activities
  • Follow up on all maintenance costs
  • Optimization of spare part stock
  • Reduction of unplanned stop time
  • Easy searching for technical data, documents, etc.
  • Effective resource planning

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