Brewery Reliability Improvement

PEME have completed a successful reliability improvement program for a leading UK brewery.  Our client wanted to ensure Asset Care arrangements were appropriate within one of their brewery business units and re-introduce Preventive Maintenance (PM).

The work was conducted by the PEME Reliability department with Laurie-ann Smith conducting the maintenance analysis with specialist inputs from Paul Varty (Condition Monitoring) and Duncan Maxwell (Statutory Maintenance and Lubrication Survey).

The project produced an appropriate Maintenance Plan which allowed the quantification of the level-of-effort to deliver the planned maintenance and trained client engineering and production stakeholders in the underlying maintenance concepts.  The relevant business unit was addressed as a ‘pilot’ for other areas on the site and ensured lessons-learnt are incorporated into reliability improvement programs for other areas.

The key deliverables from this program were:

  • Firstline RCM training courses. These ensure the client engineers are able to continuously improve in-use planned maintenance schedules.
  • CMMS populated with updated asset list.
  • Assets and technical folders consistently labelled with new asset numbering system. This ensures correct assets are addressed by Maintainers and relevant technical information is easier to find / use.
  • Asset criticality review. This provided an understanding of the importance of assets in relation to safety, food safety, environment, quality, production and reliability.  This influenced the maintenance strategy for each asset and provides a useful future management tool.
  • Asset survey with recommended remedial notifications raised in CMMS. Fresh eyes to highlight degradation and raise remedial recommendations resulting in an improvement in asset condition.
  • Statutory Maintenance basic survey. Identifies which types of Statutory Maintenance are applicable to each asset and allows the client to cross-check statutory maintenance arrangements for relevant assets.
  • Condition Monitoring Survey Report.  This permits the introduction of pragmatic, cost-effective predictive maintenance techniques.
  • Lubrication Survey Report.  Re-vitalises lubrication programs, ensuring an appropriate lubricant is being used, applied in the right way and in the correct quantities at an optimal interval.
  • CMMS Populated with New PM Task Lists. This is the easiest way for the client to bring about a step-change in Reliability improvement.
  • Review of existing engineering structure / numbers and re-alignment to address new PM within production requirements.