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About Downtimes

How it works, what benefits and the approach of solution has for my company.


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What Downtimes can do for you

Relevance on your Company

Allows automatic generation and constant monitoring of key maintenance indicators; such as Physical Availability, Mechanical Availability, Utilization, Availability Utilization, Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Top Ten of Equipment, Ton Ten of Failures, among others. In addition to managing events and shutdowns of assets (crushers, mills, belts, giant equipment, light fleet, among others).

Take better decisions for your business

Downtimes allows the improvement of decision-making regarding corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance, as it is a tool that integrates naturally with the OSIsoft PI System or the Business Modeler (by Piper) for the automatic generation of the events of the assets, taking as input the run / stop signals or other parameters of the equipment in real time.

Time Allocation

Downtimes allows a correct allocation of event stop times; identifying if the event is Operations, Maintenance or both in order to carry out an adequate calculation of the Maintenance KPIs.

Failure Analysis

It helps to perform the analysis of the root cause of failures, to establish action plans that help reduce downtime of critical equipment and reduce maintenance costs.


Additionally, Downtimes allows the logs of maintenance schedules, budgets and forecast information in order to visualize in real time the comparisons and / or deviations between what is planned vs. actual.

KPIs management

Real-time visualization of Maintenance Indicators; Identification of the responsible area and the maintenance workshop with the highest number of stops; Identification of the most frequent failure modes and equipment; Access control and system permits; Identification of opportunities for process improvement; Reduction in equipment downtime; Increase availability of critical equipment and Analysis of the root cause of failures.



At PIPER Solutions we are proud to complete the successful implementation of our APM (Asset Performance Management) Downtimes tool in the Veladero project of the Canadian company Barrick Gold, this project is an open pit mine, where gold minerals are extracted and silver, is located in the Church department, in the province of San Juan, Argentina...


Downtimes is a web application developed by Piper based on the best practices of the Maintenance areas and developed under the architecture of PI Evet Frames and PI Web Api of PI System, it allows to establish a correct allocation of stopping times of events according to the responsible area, in order to carry out a correct calculation of KPIs ...

Downtimes Workflow

1. Automatic Detection Capture

  • Specification analysis for the generation of arrests according to the behavior of the equipment.
  • Event Frames generation in PI System, with times detected in millisecond.
  • History of Detentions according to the Line, by equipment and by Responsible Area.

2. Detentions Display

  • Interface to visualize the detentions occurred in a certain time (Shift, Day, Week).
  • Historical Search of Events already registered.
  • Personalized Search of Detentions according to the day, the affected line, the type and status of the event.
  • Export of searches in different text formats.

3. Specific Assignment

  • Exact assignment of time to the different areas of the organization (Maintenance, Operations and Unscheduled Time).
  • Maintenance Times Branch based on the workshop that intervened.
  • Wide judgement when cataloging arrests (Type of intervention, Failure Modes, Workshops, Type of Equipment, System and Affected component).
  • Correct assignment of dead times (invalid detentions) not affecting the calculation of KPIs

4. Registry of Budgets, Forecasts and Action Plans

  • Budget registration by equipment, line and plant (monthly and annual).
  • Forecast record by equipment, line and plant (weekly, monthly and annual).
  • Definition of action plans based on the performance of the equipments and their criticality.
  • Personalized record of maintenance calendars.

5. Automatic Reportability

  • Calculation of indicators in real time, week to Day (WTD), Month to Day (MTD) and Year to Day (YTD).
  • Analysis for the reliability and criticality of a equipment, line or plant.
  • Availability and Effective Use Chart.
  • MTBF and MTTR graphics.
  • Jack Knife graphics.
  • Pareto Graph of Equipment by Frequency and Time by Lines, equipment, system and component.
  • Top Ten Trend Monthly Failure Frequency by Equipment, System and Component.

Automatic Reports

General Maintenance Dashboard Report


Maintenance KPI Report

Maintenance Times

Pareto of Detentions

Plant Maintenance

Top Ten Detention Report

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