Automation & IT

Spirax Sarco Applies Six Sigma To Steam Management

By Chemical Processing Staff

Aug 11, 2015

Spirax Sarco releases its latest white paper entitled, “Six Sigma Steam System Management,” which explains how the five phases of six sigma are applied to steam system management.

Steam facilities are complex systems with manly potential points of failures, even the smallest of which can increase cost and risk if left untended.  In order to identify and improve weak points in a system, a methodology must be applied in a consistent manner.

Six Sigma DMAIC is a data-driven improvement cycle that achieves measurable, reproducible results.  By applying Six Sigma principles, areas of cost and risk can be identified and rectified.

Six Sigma DMAIC is comprised of five phases:  Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.  When each of these phases is applied to steam system management, problems are identified; baselines are established; causes of inefficiencies are targeted; operations are improved, and optimal operating conditions become the normal state of business, according to the company.

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