In the last few maintenance tips, I spoke about criticality and the importance of finding the correct ratio of critical equipment that suits your operation's strategy. I also spoke to getting the correct stakeholders involved in the process of choosing critical assets. It is also important that this group set the guidelines for classifying something as critical. Will it cause grievous injury or death if the asset fails? Will a failure cause environmental harm? Will production be stopped or reduced if the asset does not perform its intended function? All of these questions may or may not be relevant to your operations but should be weighed against your strategy. The criticality strategy needs to be suited to the facility and may not be the same for similar operations even when in the same market.
Tip Provided by: Rod Acklin, CMRP - General Manager
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