Maintenance Systems Formation

The major topics dealt with in this paper include identification of items to be maintained under a preventative maintenance schedule (PM) in a facility and the assessment of the criticality of each of the nominated items of plant. Based on the asset listing a preventative maintenance schedule and inspection plan, covering simple inspection, trade level overhaul tasks and condition monitoring tasks may be established. Supporting the schedule are requirements for sub-contractor agreements and services, and statutory registers. Where possible recommendations on critical spares holdings and best practice maintenance policies should be supplied. The whole process is managed with a planning and scheduling approach, and measured by KPIs for reporting maintenance performance.



Maintenance Reliability Bureau

This paper presents an objective methodology for maintenance data analysis. The purposes of these analyses are to identify strengths and weaknesses in the maintenance management system, opportunities for improvements, and benchmark maintenance key elements against maintenance best practice. A wide range of reports can be provided from analysing the data from computerised maintenance management systems. These reports can be categorised as Performance Reports, Benchmarking Reports, Optimisation Reports, and Data Integrity Reports.

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis is one of the main outcomes of the maintenance engineering bureau services. This analysis is an easy to use and yet powerful, proactive maintenance engineering method, which can identify potential failure modes, determine their effect on the maintenance costs, and identify actions to mitigate the failures. The results of the analyses of the various maintenance system data sets based on the developed methodology are presented.



Asset Management Implementation

This paper presents various methodologies and issues associated with a total asset management process that embraces the use of capital and maintenance expenditure to ensure assets meet the full spectrum of operational requirements, including safety, performance and return on investment. Pervading the entire process is a risk management process that is a function of the condition of the asset base and the responsiveness to identified needs.

Output from the asset management plan described in the paper includes distribution of costs across systems and areas, efficiency of the expenditure (including reactive versus proactive maintenance plus anecdotal notes on known problems), and effectiveness of the expenditure – management of the reliability and capability of the systems, where capability represents ability of an asset to provide its intended function with expected levels of flexibility, efficiency and quality.



Safety Engineering Management – SafetyPoint

The Covaris Safety Engineering Management is an established system based on the Australian and International Standards and engineering best practice in safety engineering. It enables the systematic examination of the hazards associated with plant and machinery, leading to a documented safety improvement scheme and an ultimately safer workplace.