Case: Butan Plin, Slovenia (2016)

Regular service visits raise efficiency to an all-time high


The customer’s challenge

Our solution

The outcome

A picture of three men overlooking a filling machine

Scope of supply

Service contract

  • Three service visits/year


  • Steam sealing machine
  • 18 post carrousel with leak detection
  • Data collection system

For the time being, Butan Plin doesn't have its own maintenance team, so MAKEEN Energy's service agreement was a cost-effective solution for us. Since we entered into this agreement, we haven't had any problems with the filling equipment. We have also come to use the specialists from MAKEEN Energy as advisers on how to upgrade our existing equipment with new and improved solutions.

Mr. Janez Oblak (2016), Operations Manager, Butan Plin

How does service improve business?

In short, a service contract functions as a direct, and legitimate, shortcut to stable production. At Butan Plin, the regular service visits make it possible to fill 900 cylinders per hour all year long with hardly any downtime. A degree of stability that most plant owners dream of.

Besides the planned visits by experienced technicians, a service contract can also include training of the plant staff. That enables the staff to handle part of the daily work and upkeep on their own which further optimises the production. At Butan Plin, that has exactly been the case. The on-site personnel make sure that the equipment is clean and well-maintained on a daily basis, and they thereby contribute to improving efficiency.

With systematic service visits and staff training, Butan Plin has a well-functioning plant that continuously runs close to 100% and reduces any waste to a minimum - all thanks to great co-operation between the MAKEEN Energy service technicians and the plant staff.

More than just profit

Naturally, a service contract enhances your plant's efficiency and consequently also its profit. It ensures that a technician comes by regularly to repair anything that may be in need and check that everything is running according to schedule. That converts directly to profit. But the contract itself generates other results too.

A service contract creates a sense of security for the plant owner because he can rest assured that maximum output is achieved non-stop. And if anything breaks, a service technician from MAKEEN Energy is only a phone call away - ready to provide guidance and help to contain the damage. That generates a sense of security that is oftentimes underestimated.

An image of filling machines

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