The Fibreline Committee

An interest organisation for maintenance people of the Swedish and Norwegian pulp mills

According to its rules, one of the most important goals of the Fibreline Committee is to act as an interest organisation for maintenance people of the Swedish and Norwegian pulp mills. The focus of the activities will be on corrosion and mechanical failures in the fibrelines of the pulp mills.

The Fibreline Committee was established in 1996. As far as we know, this is the first organisation of its kind anywhere in the world. It has a total of 21 member mills in Sweden and one mill in Norway.

From the very beginning, most of the people who helped and supported the establishment of the Fibreline Committee had a vision on an active failure register. According to the rules of the Fibreline Committee, the main interest of the Committee is to collect information on mechanical failures and corrosion damages that occur in its member mills. This information is analysed and categorised for the failure register by the secretaries of the committee, with the aid of the working group. The working group consists of five board members.

One of the main objects in the work of the Fibreline Committee is to see if there are some trends in failures that occur in member mills. The object of this work is to help preventive maintenance to find out solutions to potentional problems in advance. It is therefore important to update the failure register used in the pulp mills regularly.