Maintenance Strategy Development and Optimization

To ensure the best approach to maintenance for your assets, we can provide a range of services that may be performed individually or in combination.

 

Criticality Ranking


  • Which assets can cause significant downtime
  • Which asset failure could lead to a fatality
  • Which assets are critical to prevent an environmental catastrophe
  • Which assets have significant repair or replacement costs, can all be assessed through ranking asset criticality

This can all be assessed through ranking asset criticality. We can provide engineering support, facilitation, training and software to enable development of Asset Criticality Matrices, and then support the actions resulting from any weaknesses found.

 

Maintenance Strategy Assessment

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Prioritising which assets require detailed maintenance assessment and which should simply receive OEM based maintenance can be judged by way of a Maintenance Strategy Assessment.


Utilising the detail within the Criticality Ranking Assessment, or through direct judgement we can provide engineering support, facilitation, training and software to enable development of Maintenance Strategy Assessment summaries, and then support the maintenance strategy outcome requirements.

 

Maintenance Master Data


Clean and consistent master data structures support an organisations ongoing reliability improvement efforts through an efficient analysis and update path, along with the ability to leverage learnings on common assets across different locations. 

We have extensive experience in cleansing and preparing maintenance data and developing maintenance strategies across numerous projects and industry groups for existing and new assets. 

Through the use of the ARMS Library we also have the ability to support the rapid creation and deployment of maintenance structures and maintenance strategies for an organisation. 

 

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)


Detailed maintenance assessment is now commonly performed through combining Failure Mode and Effect Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Maintenance Task Assignment into a single RCM approach.


ARMS Reliability now has over 15 years of performing RCM studies within all industries, consequently our expertise and ability to leverage off our extensive library of task data means immediate value add benefits.


We can provide engineering support, mentoring, facilitation, training and software to enable worthwhile RCM studies to be performed on your most critical equipment.


We can provide simulation software to support judgements of maintenance strategies, to justify why a Run-To-Fail, or Preventative, or Inspection, or Predictive strategy has been chosen.


Feeding into this study will be current maintenance strategies, OEM recommendations, statutory requirements, Risk Based Inspections (RBI), as well as capturing the knowledge and know-how of your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and our extensive equipment libraries.

We challenge task and shutdown frequencies and simulate optimised intervals to minimise cost and safety / environmental / operational impacts.


In addition we can provide the ability to generate documentation directly from the resulting strategies, almost any configuration of report including inputs from other sources can be applied.

Typical generated documents:

  • FMECA reports
  • RCM summary reports
  • Budget forecasting reports
  • Spares usage and holding level optimisation reports
  • Preventative maintenance task instruction documentation
  • Maintenance strategy documents for upload to your CMMS
  • Direct integration of RCM to your CMMS

 

Task Based Maintenance (TBM)  

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A Task based maintenance (TBM) approach is often the most efficient where the criticality judgment required is low, or where speed of results is important. Utilising a combination of:

  • Current maintenance strategies (if existing)
  • Our equipment extensive library data
  • OEM recommendations
  • Risk Based Inspections (RBI)
  • Input from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Maintenance tasks are sourced and brought together into a common format. We can provide engineering support, mentoring, facilitation, training and software to produce quick TBM spreadsheets, and generate direct documentation in almost any configuration. 

Typical generated documents include:

  • Asset maintenance task reports
  • Preventative maintenance task instruction documentation
  • Maintenance strategy documents for upload to your CMMS

 

Integration with your Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)


RAMS studies are performed to justify the amount of equipment, amount of redundancy, risk and optimal maintenance strategy. To make the most of the information developed from these studies the aim should be  to have it transferred directly to the CMMS to ensure data alignment between strategy and work management.

ARMS Reliability has expert knowledge and tools for the effective maintenance deployment of strategies into CMMS, including SAP, Ellipse, Pulse and Maximo.

 

Enterprise Data Migration


The installation of a new CMMS gives a business the unique opportunity to implement common processes and data across their operations. It will also allow them to clean and consolidate their Preventive Maintenance and Materials-related master data. A CMMS system using standard practices and consistent master data structures supports ongoing reliability improvement efforts through an efficient analysis and update path, along with the ability to leverage learnings on common assets across all plants, where applicable.

We can supply expertise and tools to support your organisation with the activities required to enable the successful migration of data to the new environment.