LOOP LLC is a crude oil pipeline and storage company with onshore and offshore facilities in southeastern Louisiana, connected to a significant portion of our nation's refineries. We can store over sixty million barrels of crude and transport in excess of one million barrels per day at rates up to one hundred thousand barrels per hour.
Since 2011, LOOP has created and followed a new vision of becoming "Market Driven and Operationally Excellent." After developing related strategies and tactical objectives, we've determined the two go hand in hand. The uptime or availability of assets is certainly one component of our business that touches both aspects of our vision. Our related, proactive asset and work management programs have changed our culture through the implementation of reliability centered maintenance best practices. Our Oracle OWAM CMMS system went live in 1999, and predictive technologies and condition-based monitoring initiatives have been phased in and enhanced since then.
The results have been rewarding, as we achieved 99.75 percent uptime on our main oil line assets in 2013 and have exceeded 98 percent for over five years. In 2013, we realized a four year low in ad hoc repair cost, which and are trending down in 2014. Less reactive repair work has allowed an increased focus on proactive work which has facilitated a work, order backlog reduction to four weeks for both onshore and offshore maintenance crews. Results are proving to be sustainable.
Work management guidance is documented and implemented through LOOP's Maintenance Policies and Procedures Manual. This manual includes high level and detailed roles and responsibilities of the organization, as well as instructions for our maintenance reliability processes. This guidance document also covers the regulatory requirements and details of our facility management of change process.
Maintenance planners & schedulers plan 100 percent of available maintenance manhours. Weekly and daily schedules are created with stakeholder input on priority, then distributed for review and execution. LOOP's preventive maintenance procedures address asset failure modes and defect detection. They provide guidance to the technicians for ensuring desired outcomes and repeatability. The reliability group is responsible for the execution of the predictive maintenance program. LOOP utilizes thermography, vibration, ultra-sound, oil analysis, PdMA electric motor testing and partial discharge among other technologies. KPIs and metrics are used for monitoring and managing asset health.
Our operator care program consists of a detailed operator checklist, which field operators use to note the device location, actual versus expected readings and a plan of action if expectations are not in tolerance.
LOOP stores some critical spare components in on-site warehouse facilities, and outsources the balance of off-site, climate controlled storage.
These proactive processes have assisted LOOP in becoming successful in our work and asset management programs. With an embedded culture and focus on "Getting it Right" and a passion for "Continuous Improvement," LOOP continues its journey towards operational excellence.