5 Consequences of Reactive Maintenance Strategies

| March 29, 2019

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A reactive maintenance strategy is one that focuses on fixing equipment after it breaks down or fails. Reactive maintenance was the predominant strategy for many years, but as new software and technology tools became available, proactive approaches such as preventive maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance became more prevalent. Most maintenance programs today are some combination of reactive and proactive.

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Phillips Carbon Black Limited

Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL), a part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, is India's largest carbon black producer and exporter in India. The Company has a turnover of Rs 2500 Cr, and four strategically located state-of-the-art plants at Durgapur, Palej, Cochin and Mundra. Set up in collaboration with a US company Phillips Petroleum, PCBL started production in 1962 with 14,000 metric tonnes (MT) of carbon black at Durgapur. Currently, it has a production capacity of 5,15,000 MT per annum in India, and involves a dedicated capacity of Specialty Blacks of 40,000 MT per annum at Palej, and 76 MW of Green power.

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Coronavirus and the petrochemicals industry

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Phillips Carbon Black Limited

Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL), a part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, is India's largest carbon black producer and exporter in India. The Company has a turnover of Rs 2500 Cr, and four strategically located state-of-the-art plants at Durgapur, Palej, Cochin and Mundra. Set up in collaboration with a US company Phillips Petroleum, PCBL started production in 1962 with 14,000 metric tonnes (MT) of carbon black at Durgapur. Currently, it has a production capacity of 5,15,000 MT per annum in India, and involves a dedicated capacity of Specialty Blacks of 40,000 MT per annum at Palej, and 76 MW of Green power.

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