A high level study of assets focusing on their
availability, reliability, maintainability and impact on safety is
the ideal place to start on the road to prioritising asset
By pooling all system data into a simple process representation
such as a Reliability Block Diagram, simulations can be performed
to identify those assets which cause the highest contributions to
loss of availability, process capacity and impact to safety,
operations and environment.
To keep the process simple and relatively quick, we can identify
single dominant failure modes for each asset and compare simulated
results to actual.
Once there is confidence that the simulations are reflecting
reality then the pareto of loss contributors becomes a powerful
tool for providing direction.
"We selected ARMS Reliability because of their proven track
record in RAM modelling, and their experience in working on
greenfield sites like the Gruyere Gold Project. Undergoing a RAMS
study will ensure that this project delivers the most value to our
stakeholders. By getting in early and conducting
these maintenance studies now, we will save money and resources
down the track by ensuring optimum performance of the plant from
the outset. When we hit the 'go live' button, all maintenance costs
and schedules will be well defined- We don't want any
- Brett Foster, Manager - Processing, Gruyere Joint