Asset Integrity and Maintenance Life-Cycle Management
Asset management can be the single most powerful weapon for a company to increase efficiency, decrease waste and support executive decision process. Quality asset integrity processes are essential for clients to ensure that their assets operate at maximum efficiency. Defining the optimum operation versus maintenance ratios, level and type of maintenance, and non-destructive testing is core to achieving maximum profits. All facilities require an asset integrity validation audit or maintenance improvement project to verify that the process equipment meet the business need. These services utilise:
- Hazard Effect Management Principles (HEMP);
Verify that equipment and process is maintained in accordance with legislative compliance and that the hazardous operation (HazOP) profile is defined. Auditable assurance tasks shall be developed to provide transparency for any SafeWork audits; i.e.:
- Certified Equipment Registers;
- Mandatory Protection Devices;
- Hazardous Substance Storage; and
- Hazardous Area delineation; etc etc.
- Risk Based Inspection philosophy (RBI);
With the constant development of non-destructive testing (NDT) methodologies, validate that these have been captured within the asset management plan.
- Planned Maintenance Optimisation (PMO); and
Over the life-cycle of an asset, from time-to-time “well meaning” additional inspections can be created, or the equipment warranty inspections maintained. Often this leads to waste of resources or valuable budget. PMO verifies that the client maximises equipment and resource efficiency.
- Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM).
RCM is an invaluable process that is essential to determine failure modes and failure mode effect criticality affect. The process enables the development of standard operating procedures for maintenance activities and determines inventory to maintain maximum efficiency. These are essential components to determining the asset life-cycle maintenance regime to be entered to the CMMS/ERP.
Shutdown, Construction and Project Management
Perhaps the most important service we offer is our project management, because like most small to medium enterprises, you are time deficit to operate and manage projects! Our project manager has a track record of delivering the project efficiently and minimise asset downtime. Whilst projects are unique, they use repeatable and traceable processes to deliver efficiently and require the establishment of a focused team.
We incorporate the project management institute’s (PMI) project management body of knowledge (PMBoK) process to deliver projects. These principles have been rigorously and successfully tested industry wide and are a recognised benchmark. These principles have been incorporated in all projects, shutdown and construction, that we deliver.
Contract tender submissions are generally time consuming and tendered in limited time frames. It is essential with all contract submissions to define the client scope of work, clarify any issues, define boundaries and deliverables, and provide a matrix on how your organisation will deliver the scope of work safely.
It is important to define the client deliverables and how you as an organisation can provide reassurance that a high-quality product will be delivered on schedule. Summarising your organisations safety management system, quality control process, schedules tracking, resource competency matrix, and critical equipment registers management in the tender submission shall increase the tendering organisations assurance level.
Site Safety Advisor
As a certified safety practitioner, we have delivered in excess of 800,000 execution resource hours and achieved zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs). Intrinsic to this accomplishment is the fostering of a strong safety culture with the client and stakeholders to ensure that:
- unsafe acts are ceased safely and reported;
- lead and actively participate in hazardous operation (HazOP) and hazard identification (HazID) assessments;
- near miss and accident investigations are conducted promptly;
- implement consistent safety management system; and
- encourage safety improvement and initiatives.
The purpose of the site safety advisor is to verify and support the worksite to manage health and safety aspects of work to be executed during maintenance, shutdown and site construction activities. They confirm that the safety management framework is always adhered to by all stakeholders.
Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
ISO 14224:2016 Reliability and Maintenance (RM) provides a comprehensive collection of RM data in a standard format for assets in all industries for the equipment life cycle. The standard details data collection terms and definitions that constitute useful “reliability language”. The failure modes can be used as a “reliability thesaurus” for various quantitative and qualitative applications. The standard also describes data quality control and assurance practices to provide guidance for the user.
Standardization of data collection practices facilitates communication between client stakeholders. The standard provides a framework and guidelines to establish performance objectives and requirement for equipment reliability and availability performance.