Asset Management ensures equipment reliability and capability, in order to meet organizational & operational need. Our Maintenance strategy help our customers to enhance their asset performance and overall productivity.
Our Asset Management objective is to :
Risk Based Inspection help our customers to reduce risks, improve asset safety and reliability. Our RBI service enables you to balance inspection costs and risk by using appropriate inspection and maintenance planning.
Our risk based inspection services include:
Elixir is pleased to offer Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Studies (RAM studies) to companies requiring an assessment of their system as a way of optimising their system’s operational performance.
RAM Studies are used as a way of assessing a production system’s capabilities, both in operation and those still in the design phase. As facilities and plants are being used for longer period of time, a Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Study is able to provide an assessment into the assets life time capabilities and enable businesses to maximise on their return on investment.
A RAM Study can be shown to be broken up into three separate areas:
With the combination of these three services combines into one study, ESC is able to offer a RAM Study that models the predicted production capabilities of a facility.
The benefits of undertaking a RAM Studies include:
Elixir has a number of Reliability Consultants that have worked on an extensive range of projects across a number of industries. In choosing Elxiir to conduct your RAM Studies, our specialist RAM Studies Consultants are able to:
As well as offering RAM Studies, Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is done if needed as part of the RAM Study.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an approach towards asset maintenance that determines how to maintain equipment safely and economically. With RCM technique we identify which scheduled maintenance tasks needs be assigned to equipment and at what frequency. It helps us to employ Preventive Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance and Proactive Maintenance techniques in an integrated manner. This increases the probability that a machine or component will function in the required manner with minimum required maintenance. Hence we understand RCM is a key technique to define maintenance strategy that leads to optimal asset performance.
Our approach towards RCM Implementation:
We make sure that all members of the analysis team understand and accept the rules and conditions of the analysis like scope of the analysis, gathering and reviewing relevant documentation, etc.
Since RCM analysis requires an investment of time and resources, the organization may wish to focus analysis on selected pieces of equipment. Hence we select the equipment to be analyzed based on standard methods like Selection Questions and Criticality Factors.
Our objective for maintenance activities are focused toward preserving equipment functionality. Therefore, we first identify the functions that the equipment is intended to perform. Then Equipment functional descriptions are referred to identify potential functional failures. This may include failure to perform a function, poor performance of a function, over-performance of a function, performing an unintended function, etc.
This step helps us to prioritize and choose the appropriate maintenance strategy while addressing a potential failure.
The cause of failure represents the specific cause of the functional failure and helps us to apply a maintenance strategy to address the potential failure.
Once we have identified the functions that the equipment is intended to perform, the ways that it might fail to perform, the next step is to define the appropriate maintenance strategy for the equipment. Our RCM analysis team’s decision of which strategy to employ for each potential failure is based on judgment/experience, pre-defined logic diagram, cost comparisons and combination of other important factors.
Once the appropriate schedule maintenance tasks have been identified, the final step is to package them into a workable maintenance plan. This involves majorly scheduling of Preventive maintenance plan effectively and efficiently.
Key techniques used for RCM:
This helps our customer achieve:
Exilir has capability to carryout asset data management for various plant assets and completed many asset management projects for various operating companies within GCC covering the following
ROOT-CAUSE FAILURE ANALYSIS
When the equipments does not function as per the specifications or undergoes breakdown, it is very important to identify what is the root cause of the problem. We see it as a critical factor since an accurate root cause failure analysis acts as a key input for the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).
Our Approach towards RCA:
An equipment critical analysis (ECA) is used to determine when equipment needs to be inspected or maintained based on priority. ECA as per criticality rating brings in account, preventive and predictive maintenance that allows planning manager to determine which work orders needs immediate attention and which can be rescheduled for a future. ECA also helps to determine the right quantity of spare parts required at right time.
With appropriate analysis of ECA, we ensure availability of critical equipment with minimum downtime.
We develop a criticality model that defines the degree of criticality of a particular equipment. Our analysis process takes into account downtime, safety, environmental issues, quality, failure, failure history and other factors related to operational processes.
Steps involved while performing ECA are:
Our team of experts follow the rigorous process to identify the reason of failure and deliver the most suitable solution for reliable Asset.
Our Approach towards FMEA Service:
Shut down is a scheduled plant maintenance for an extended period of time. We get into the minute details of the processes & equipments which is difficult to look into during standard operation time. With a well managed STO process, we enhance the safety performance, integrity, reliability, Maintenance cost and efficiency of operations.
Our STO Approach:
Planning is done to streamline task allocations, determine job procedures, identify labour requirements and to determine the budgets.
In scheduling we focus on “just in time” delivery of spare parts, Technical labour and Data availability.
Shut down Maintenance costs are determined by Maintenance Activities. Actual cost thus calculated is compared to budgeted cost and then the work process are planned accordingly.
The historical data provide us with the equipment’s date of purchase, last maintenance scheduled, history of usage, spares quality & other minute details which helps us to do the analysis for critical works to be accomplished.
We make sure that Work Execution is done by our Subject Matter Experts and each minute details are monitored continuously during the complete execution phase of a shutdown.
We keep a record of all the problems faced during Shutdown work execution for the useful planning of the next shut down.