The biggest enemy of maintenance and reliability is unplanned downtime. While planned downtime is inevitable when managing a plant, unplanned downtime is often one of the largest challenges and expenses.
When production has to cease unexpectedly because of a broken part or safety issue, time needs to be urgently spent to identify the problem, fix it, and ensure there are no ancillary issues before restarting. This is highly disruptive and costly, and maintenance teams are therefore always striving to avoid unexpected failures or breakdowns.
Continual review of your maintenance program and process is a vital practice for maintenance teams - enabling them to optimize expenditure, unlock efficiencies and enhance safety. At Add Energy we help companies do this through our benchmarking projects, which set our clients on a path to maintenance excellence, based on industry best practice and our experience of analysing over 1,000 assets worldwide.
Routing maintenance is a beneficial practice for maintenance teams, allowing them to maximize efficiency, productivity and safety by grouping smaller jobs together.
A powerful maintenance strategy benchmarking feature has been added to Add Energy's Aim-Hi™ software, to enable maintenance teams to uncover significant cost saving and optimization opportunities.
When it comes to maintenance management, sequencing allows teams to develop a synchronised schedule for multiple jobs for one equipment, which improves efficiency and productivity of the plant as a result.
At a time when operations and maintenance teams are heavily focused on cost saving and resource maximization to assure productivity and profitability, it is critical to consider how you can work smarter with less.
Packaging maintenance can be used to maintain different types of equipment within one work order across a defined boundary, like a package, system or equipment type. If done correctly, packaging maintenance can unlock significant efficiencies in maintenance execution, as well as improving system and plant availability.
Routing, sequencing and packaging can make maintenance execution much more efficient, improving plant and system availability, maintenance team productivity as well as safety.
Managing an asset is a high pressure role, and it can often be difficult to identify and act upon areas of underperformance amidst the day-to-day operations.
Many teams have a gut feeling that their asset is underperforming in certain areas, but are unsure where - and do not have the time to dedicate to exploring this any further.
The role of an Asset Manager is diverse and challenging, as the ultimate goal is to ensure the most value is derived from an asset, in a safe and cost effective way.