Is Everything Really Critical? When Everything is Critical, Nothing Is. The reliability team conducted a meeting and met with representatives of the various departments of a facility, such as safety, quality, operations, engineering, maintenance, and even the plant manager.
Equipment failure is an unwanted, yet unavoidable, reality that negatively affects a facility’s production time, capability, and workplace safety. Unfortunately, due to large workloads in today’s world, maintenance teams tend to conduct reactive maintenance rather than proactive maintenance.
The aim of the project is to set-up and run preventive maintenance in SAP PM module with all necessary activities and preparation, implementation for HCC Complex with auto generation of work orders and all related processes.
IMC-2017 Learning Session - 49:18 by Jim Oldach, CH2M, and Eric Stevens, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
The Metropolitan Sewer District in Greater Cincinnati has embarked on a reliability journey that has been very successful. It has helped to improve the reliability and reduced reactive maintenance cost across the wastewater treatment division. A small, but very energetic portion of the journey has been the Preventive Maintenance Optimization program. Through this process we have reduced duplicate PM’s all over the treatment division. This process has also allowed us to verify the strategy on each asset type. We have also used it to help improve the award winning asset condition monitoring team. Overall MSDGC’s preventive maintenance optimization program has had an annual reduction in maintenance cost of $250,000.
Asset dependent organizations need to be continually educated and diligent about the importance of classifying assets in terms of the impact of asset failure on the organization. By using a prescriptive method to identify and classify failure consequences, organizations can most effectively allocate asset care resources within their enterprise asset management (EAM) model. Within the reliability-based maintenance (RBM) asset management model, this prescriptive means is a facilitated process called asset criticality ranking (ACR).
Understanding criticality and where it fits in your reliability engineering plans is, well, critical to the success of your asset management program. But there are some commonly held myths and misperceptions about criticality. These top myths and pitfalls often prevent organizations from performing a comprehensive criticality analysis.