AV Technology helps keep Unilever in peak condition.AV Technology Ltd (AVT AVT
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To ensure they remain at the forefront of their field, Unilever demand the highest standards from their critical production plants. To this end, the condition monitoring provided by AVT ensures plant and equipment are maintained in peak condition.
This new condition monitoring contract, which has been awarded following successful implementation of similar services at the company's Burton and Port Sunlight Port Sunlight is a village on the Wirral (in the North West of England). It was purpose built by Lord Leverhulme/William Hesketh Lever starting in 1888 for the employees of Lever Brothers soap factory (now part of Unilever). sites, is for the Unilever UK Foods Crumlin facility in South Wales South Wales south n → sud m du Pays de Galles , which manufactures and packages Pot Noodles.
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2. A petite marmite. and Bovril, was the first Unilever plant to benefit from a predictive maintenance programme in July 2004. Today, this runs as an ongoing monitoring programme which requires approximately five days per month on site support. Meanwhile a successful trial was also conducted at the sulphation plant at the Unilever Home and Personal Care Port Sunlight facility earlier this year, which has also led to increased level of involvement by the AVT Condition Monitoring team.
Senior consulting engineer for AVT, Mark Oliver Mark Oliver is a voice actor who who works for Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has played several roles in anime, most notably Rau Le Creuset in Gundam SEED. has been managing the condition monitoring at the Burton site for the last 12 months, and said the programme has been extremely successful in enabling Unilever to maintain its high production standards.
"We have isolated and monitored key pieces of equipment on all lines using the latest vibration monitoring equipment. As a result we have then been able to make recommendations to Unilever for preventative maintenance work which has meant the plant has been repaired before any unanticipated breakdowns have occurred.
"One of the most major repairs was initiated during monitoring at the Burton site. Irregularities were picked up upon the monitoring of a large Glatt Glatt may refer to:
"Our relationship with Unilever has grown substantially over the last year and we look forward to developing this further by continuing to follow up these contracts and potentially expanding to other plants.
"We are thrilled to add Unilever to our growing list of customers in the food and beverage F&B is a common abbreviation in the United States and Commonwealth countries, including Hong Kong. F&B is typically the widely accepted abbreviation for "Food and Beverage," which is the sector/industry that specializes in the conceptualization, the making of, and delivery of foods. industry such as Cadburys, Diageo and Dairycrest."
Brian Noon, engineer and total productive maintenance manager at Unilever's Burton site, said "the benefits to us are priceless, saving us both time and money in all aspects of maintenance.
"The failure mode analysis gives us the foresight to predict potential failures, which has significant benefits and greatly reduces our downtimes. By forewarning us of possible breakdowns we can also schedule appropriate maintenance at the most convenient times. And we have already experienced a substantial reduction in breakdowns overall."
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