Whether you’re an Inspection Manager or a Maintenance/Reliability Manager running a department, you have a lot of data and need to know how to utilize that data. Asset Performance Management software such as Meridium (GE APM) has the capability to generate dashboards, which are powerful tools that display summary information about data in the system. These dashboards organize your data to provide insights into specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that enable you to effectively monitor your assets and act when needed.

With information at your fingertips, what would you like to see on your dashboard?

We’ve compiled a list of three KPIs to track in your Mechanical Integrity suite – one each for your Risk-Based Inspection (RBI), Thickness, and Inspection dashboards.

Dashboards are limited by the data available within the Meridium (APM) database. The example dashboards below were developed in a test database with a small sample and are for demonstration purposes only. The version of Merdium is also a limitation into how dashboards are able to be modified and the examples below detail how dashboards work in Meridium version 4.3.

Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Dashboard

KPI: Data Quality

This widget shows the quality of RBI data in the system (showing that there are required fields missing before RBI Analyses can be run). These fields should be populated before calculation to ensure higher confidence in the results.

Helps to manage: Risk

Value: This KPI is used to measure how many RBI components have sufficient data to perform an RBI analysis.

Action: Gather data needed to perform an RBI analysis. It is understood that data gathering is a time intensive effort, but it is important to have both the greatest and most accurate data before running an RBI Analysis.

Thickness Dashboard

KPI: Thickness Monitoring (TM) Tasks Days Late

This graph shows assets that have overdue TM Tasks, as well as how many days late the tasks are.

Helps to manage: Compliance

Value: Displaying the data in this manner permits identification of the latest (most overdue) tasks. This graph can be configured to drill down on units, asset types, days late, etc.

Action: Address nonconformities as soon as possible.

Inspection Dashboard

KPI: Inspection Tasks Upcoming by Year

This graph provides a look into the future regarding the number of inspections coming up.

Helps to manage: Costs

Value: Tracking this KPI allows for better planning both in terms of cost and resources. For example, it can be observed that there will be a sharp increase in number of inspections in 2021.

Action: Appropriate budget planning.

Conclusion

Dashboards provide valuable insights which then empower informed decisions. An effective dashboard should include KPIs that are actively monitoring progress towards certain goals (i.e. risk, cost, compliance), and should not be filled with data for the sake of it. What you are monitoring should be meaningful. Once your goals have been established, identify the KPIs that will drive critical reparative action. These are the KPIs that should be included in your Meridium dashboards.

 

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