Chemical Plant Sorted

PEME has completed an Asset Care project on behalf of a global chemicals company who had identified that their asset care arrangements required attention to improve planned maintenance activities and availability. Limited Preventive Maintenance tasks existed and as a result the Plant was operated on a mainly ‘reactive’ basis with significant periods of unscheduled down-time.

PEME responded by ‘unleashing the Reliability beast’ and dispatching Reliability Manager, Paul Seammen, to implement a best-practise planned maintenance approach, making appropriate use of Condition Monitoring and ensuring Lubrication arrangements were appropriate. PEME Associate Director, Barrie Robinson project managed the initiative and Paul was supported with specialist Condition Monitoring and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) advice from the PEME Reliability department.

The benefits for the client from this work were as follows:

  •  Asset Lists updated and controlled.
  •  Assets clearly labelled.
  •  Criticality review conducted.
  •  A condition check of all assets carried out and Corrective Maintenance recommendations captured.
  •  Statutory Maintenance requirements identified.
  •  Condition Monitoring scoped.
  •  Lubrication tasks identified with correct lubricant, method of application and task intervals.
  •  Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) populated with justified, unambiguous and quantitative PM tasks.
  •  Service Contract requirements identified and captured in the CMMS providing visibility and holistic management of these requirements.
  •  The PEME Firstline RCM training course was delivered to the client engineers to ensure they understood the logic used to determine the new maintenance regime and provide them with a process to continuously improve the maintenance schedules.

Barrie said “Once Paul had identified appropriate PM tasks and intervals, he was able to quantify the Maintenance Plan and assess maintenance manning levels and identify asset care windows within future production schedules. He then helped the client to schedule the new tasks and worked with the site engineering team to ‘prove’ the new maintenance schedules, capturing further improvements and editing the CMMS on an on-going basis”.

Paul said “I initially did a ‘double-take’ when I realised I was being tasked with producing the Preventive Maintenance requirements for the whole Plant but by using the PEME Firstline RCM approach I was able to rapidly generate much-improved maintenance plans”.

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