WG 4.1 Maintenance


The "Maintenance" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Maintenance processes (maintenance strategy and effectiveness)
  • Computerised maintenance management systems and tools ( i.e. SAP, maintenance plan generation, asset and document management systems, ....)
  • Leagal requirements
  • Requirements for online asset management (e.g. monitoring and diagnosis)
  • Use of new technologies in maintenance (e.g. Industrie 4.0, mobile maintenance, Auto-ID systems, virtual plant, ...)
  • Integration of digital manufacturer information into lifecycle process


  • Reliability optimisation by designing plant-specific maintenance intensity
  • Reduction of maintenance costs using efficient maintenance processes and suited tools
  • Influence on standardisation to protect maintenance and process industry interests
  • Requirements-driven development of tools and their integration in maintenance processes and the company IT environment
  • Ensuring the compliance with legal requirements to maintain the License to Operate for production plants

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

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Marc Birkenkamp
Covestro Deutschland AG
Tel. +49 214/6009-6242