You hear the word reliability a lot, don’t you? Now, it’s very important. After all, who wouldn’t want to reduce the opportunity of failure. Especially on our assets that produce the profits for our organisations. But high reliability does not always equal high availability. This is why we also need to consider availability and maintainability, and many other things. They are just as important. At Assetivo we have a range of experience and approaches to help you get your assets operating stably and gain asset performance improvement. Here a just a few:
Criticality Analysis – Decide what assets and systems are truly important to the mission of your business and your organisational goals. Not all failures are equal. Not all failures have the same probability or consequences, and therefore risk. Use your organisation’s group knowledge and take a risk-based approach by considering failure probability and the effects on health, safety, environment, quality, production, maintenance costs or whatever you choose. By understanding criticality, you understand where to focus your maintenance strategies.
FMEA – Have high criticality assets or systems? Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is the tool of choice to understand asset functions, failure modes, and effects. If you know these, you can create specific maintenance tasks to address the potential failures. We can also offer FMECA which incorporates the criticality element and considers severity, occurrence and detectability for every identified failure mode. FMEA will also aid you in spare parts optimisation.
Maintenance Strategy Development – too many organisations play the guessing game. Building their maintenance ‘strategy’ as they go along. Adding tasks here and there, guessing the frequencies, blindly following OEM recommendations many years past the warranty periods. Unnecessary life cycle costs build up and up. Assetivo can help you develop a real, pragmatic, data and knowledge-driven maintenance strategy using tools such as criticality analysis and FMEAs.
PMO – Do you have an embedded and badly-thought out preventative maintenance plan? Do you think most of your tasks are non-value added? Many industrial maintenance organisations do. PMO or Preventative Maintenance Optimisation is the process of optimising your PM tasks. Assetivo will help you create or refine your strategy into only value-added tasks based on potential failure modes that the asset suffers. No more ‘check the pump’ or the ‘inspect the pipe’. And why not? Because these untargeted, meandering, subjective tasks waste time and money and those life cycle costs keep on climbing with no improvement in asset performance