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The Need for Increased Focus of Asset Reliability Strategy Dev. During the Capital Work Process

The Need for Increased Focus of Asset Reliability Strategy Dev. During the Capital Work Process

This presentation explores what factors lead to this all-too-common situation as well as solutions.

Right 2 Design for Reliability [DfR]: The 10 Rights of Asset Management

Right 2 Design for Reliability [DfR]: The 10 Rights of Asset Management

Reliability enters in the design phase of an asset. What are the 10 Rights of Asset Management? 16:11 Minutes. Ramesh Gulati of Jacobs presents right 2, Design. Change the way you think about asset management. Reliability centered design.

Designing for Reliability in Capital Projects and Supporting Operational Excellence

Designing for Reliability

An Introduction to a Common Sense Strategy

This presentation will provide a framework for mapping operational excellence into the capital projects process and designing for reliability, reviewing operational excellence principles with a view on how to integrate those principles in the design and capital projects process, providing for reliability and availability, ease of operation and ease of maintenance.

SDIPF Asset Lifecycle Value Chain

The Introduction of the SDIPF Safety Reliability Curve

The SDIPF Curve is a visualization that attempts to graphically "bend time" to the benefit of investing in and achieving reliability by showing a lifetime snapshot of the asset over time.

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Taming the Explosion of IIoT Data with 3rd Gen AI Methods and More

Taming the Explosion of IIoT Data with 3rd Gen AI Methods and More

Asset reliability and process professionals face an enormous challenged to tame the tsunami of data and turn it into useful information. With the advent of cheap IIoT devices, sensor data is growing 50 times faster than business data with only 2% of it actually being used! By 2025 the number of devices will double to 21 billion.

Applying Design for Reliability (DfR) to a Multi-Billion Dollar Capital Portfolio

Applying Design for Reliability (DfR) to a Multi-Billion Dollar Capital Portfolio

This presentation will cover how to align DfR with the corporate vision, mission and core values by establishing a declaration, preparing DfR charters for specific projects, and developing the corporate DfR framework and toolkit to ensure the momentum and commitments gained during the DfR workshop would continue to be a priority and the expected value, cultural influence, reliability, and performance results would be realized.

How the Quest for Better Pumps Came to (Almost) Nothing: Part 2

How the Quest for Better Pumps Came to (Almost) Nothing: Part 2

Part 1 in the June/July 2019 Uptime issue closed with the experience-based statement that failure risk can escalate by certain specification practices, including some contained in API 610. Without going into the many possible reasons for bearing life reductions, the quest for better bearings in upgraded process pumps elicits several observations that should be considered when preparing a modern pump specification.

How the Quest for Better Pumps Came to (Almost) Nothing: Part 1

How the Quest for Better Pumps Came to (Almost) Nothing: Part 1

Pumps are fluid machines that move liquids over short and/or long distances. They were invented well before the industrial revolution and even Archimedes tinkered with pumps, on or about 250 B.C., somewhere near the historic city of Siracusa in Sicily. Without pumps, modern process plants would not exist. But not all pumps are well constructed, well maintained, correctly installed, or properly operated. And while some pumps have stayed on-line without interruption for six years, others continue to experience random failures several times in the course of a year. Pump improvement can be both a career enhancer and a value-adding proposition, as this two-part article will show.

Design Out Maintenance (DOM) Strategy: Key to Minimize Breakdowns

Design Out Maintenance (DOM) Strategy: Key to Minimize Breakdowns

In this presentation, the speakers will make recommendations for various strategic design improvement areas which can increase the lifespan of the equipment from maintenance component failure and system breakdown view point.

An Experiential Journey to Discover Winning Elements Required to Transform Manufacturing Enterprises

An Experiential Journey to Discover Winning Elements Required to Transform Manufacturing Enterprises

Asset management has introduced a few key concepts which require a shift from focusing on initial investment to optimizing total cost of ownership (TCO). This is rooted in a risk-based and science-based approach to understanding the requirements of the assets throughout their useful life. 

The Role of Simulation to Support Reliability in Design

The Role of Simulation to Support Reliability in Design

This presentation will introduce how including Reliability elements into the traditional gated project process enables,"Vertical Launch"‚ the concept producing prime, salable product or functionality at startup.

Designing for Reliability

Designing for Reliability

TRC-2018 RAP Talk 18:52
by Ramesh Gulati, Jacobs

Most of the asset fail during operation, or defects which cause failures, get detected during the operational phase. What and who cause these failures? Is it operations (operators) and/or maintenance? In the past, maintenance and sometimes operations got blamed for these failures. Are they solely responsible? In recent years, we have learned that a majority of asset failures are caused by defects which are introduced during the design, procurement, build/fabrication, and installation, also known as acquisition phase. It is much more economical to correct these defects at early stages to design/build assets for reliable operations. This is what we call Designing for Reliability. This RAP Talk suggests that little more investing during the acquisition phase can reduce failures as well as the total cost of ownership.

How Design for Reliability Honors the Stakeholders in the Field

How Design for Reliability Honors the Stakeholders in the Field

TRC-2018 Learning Zone 40:40
by Marie Getsug, Jacobs

Asset Management has introduced a few key concepts which require a shift from focusing on initial investment to optimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The is rooted in a risk-based and science-based approach to understanding the requirements of the assets throughout the useful life. The risk-based approach drives prioritization and optimization; whereas, the science-based approach honors the Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) experience as well as seeking meaningful data to drive decisions. Shifting from a mindset of initial cost, scope and schedule to a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) requires a catalyst for change. Design for Reliability (DfR) answers this call. Recognizing the Stakeholder SMEs by capturing their perspectives, recommendations and experience in a Design for Reliability (DfR) Toolkit is one way to positively affect both the leakage from CapEx to OpEx and the results of Capital Engineering Projects. Building the timely activities and requirements applied at each of the DfR stage gates, by formally incorporating the contributions of each Stakeholder, fuels the results and enthusiasm for DfR and Capital Engineering Projects. Celebrate the perspectives of Stakeholders by discovering their contributions.

How Far Has Reliability Evolved?

How Far Has Reliability Evolved?

IMC-2017 Focused Forum - 21:05
by Henry Ellmann, Ellmann, Sueiro y Asociados

The concepts and content of Physical Asset Management have evolved dramatically over the last few decades. From Nowlan and Heap’s RCM-Reliability Centered Maintenance in Aviation in the late 70’s, through John Moubray’s RCM2 in the last decade of the XX Century, NOW, “Maintenance” has evolved into Asset Management aligned with the Corporate Goals, contemplating Whole Life Cycle and Risk Based Strategies addressed to ambitious and welcome progress necessary to describe, understand and follow within the Corporate environment.

From a Different Angle: A Perspective - Defects, P-F and the Rest of the Story

From a Different Angle: A Perspective - Defects, P-F and the Rest of the Story

Think about all the initiator causes of failure that are not really related to maintenance. Initiator causes are those events, possibly microscopic, that initiate decay shown by the P-F curve. Examples of initiator causes might include heat, dirt, or overloading.

Completing the Curve

Completing the Curve

Back in the June/July 2006 issue of Uptime, I authored an article entitled Expanding the Curve detailing why the traditional P-F curve was incomplete. While it was expected that the article might elicit both positive and negative comments, it came as a surprise how strong some of those opinions were.

 Optimizing Costs Through RCM-Based O&M

Optimizing Costs Through RCM-Based O&M

Today’s water and wastewater facilities must balance the demands of safety, environment and cost. With shrinking budgets, water and wastewater treatment facilities are asked to do more with

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Steps to Performing RCM Analysis

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) delivers a set of reliability-based, proactive tasks, focused on sustaining the desired functionality of systems and equipment. Having an RCM approach ...

How to Know If an Inspection Is Technically Feasible

How to Know If an Inspection Is Technically Feasible

The SAE International standard for reliability-centered maintenance (RCM)1 says an inspection2 should be done if it is technically feasible and worth doing. The hard part is identifying when a task is technically feasible.

The Cultural Shift That Can Save Lives

The Cultural Shift That Can Save Lives

An interesting statistic reveals that 65 percent of the American population feels certain they are better at math than half the general population. While both ironic and funny, it is also quite telling of how people naturally tend to overestimate the likelihood of positive outcomes compared to less desirable results. It is simply human nature to hope for the best outcome. For the most part, there is no real harm in believing one’s math skills are better than they really are. But, when you overestimate the reliability of equipment that you count on every day to perform your various jobs, the results are not just surprising – they can be dangerous.