Maximizing the availability and uptime of a facility is a critical priority for site management. Unplanned failures and outages, undefined spare parts inventory and gaps in the asset management systems can lead to high costs and extended downtime, which ultimately affects the profitability of a facility. In addition, ensuring compliance through OSHA, the EPA and other government regulatory bodies can add pressure to site management to maintain highly reliable operations.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) delivers a set of reliability-based, proactive tasks, focused on sustaining the desired functionality of systems and equipment. PinnacleART’s RCM approach directly facilitates scheduling and planning tasks so that a clear, concise priority can be assigned to proactive maintenance and corrective tasks. It also identifies cost benefits for allowing low-risk equipment to “run-to-failure” due to the low economic, safety and/ or environmental impact. This process yields a maintenance program with the lowest base (proactive and reactive) cost.
Read our case study “Increasing Profitability Through a Comprehensive Risk-Based Reliability Improvement Project” to learn more about the benefits of Reliability-based asset management.
PinnacleART’s RCM process involves key client personnel who have a history with the systems and equipment under analysis. In coordination with our clients, the PinnacleART team can generate reliability-based maintenance strategies, implement those strategies into relevant Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems, and ensure programs are delivered on schedule and within budget. In addition, PinnacleART’s experts provide hands-on training to end users to make sure the RCM skill set is embedded in the client’s processes and systems.
The PinnacleART approach to RCM enables significant resource savings compared to the “classic RCM” process developed for the power and process industries. Our results, in comparison to those from other approaches, require less investment from the client (i.e. less time for client personnel involvement and less overall cost to complete the analysis), while maintaining appropriate technical rigor. The effectiveness of our results equal, and in many cases exceed, that of other more resource-intensive processes.