New Reliability Specialist

Due to continued expansion and interest from existing and new clients in PEME Reliability services, we are delighted to welcome David Hughes into the PEME Reliability Department.

David has joined us in the role of Reliability Operations Manager.  He has a strong mechanical engineering background and has significant food sector Reliability experience including Condition Based Monitoring (CBM), Critical Spare Analysis, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and is familiar with LEAN Tools including Ishikawa, 5S, RCA (Root Cause Analysis) and Value stream mapping to aid in Plant Risk Reduction.  David is currently studying for a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Northampton and recently entered the IMech Formula Student challenge. As a part of a 4-man team he helped design, develop and model a single seat sports car to the IMech challenge rules. 

David is initially completing an Asset Care Project on the Warehouse facilities for one of our established maintenance partnership clients.  This  is a holistic program of pragmatic reliability tasks that brings about a step-change in Preventive Maintenance (PM) arrangements.

The fast-track Asset Care Project reviews the plant and machinery in place, ensures the CMMS is accurate and identifies existing maintenance arrangements. The review also checks existing failure data to identify history of failure and the potential for dominant, reoccurring failures which can be addressed by PM tasks. A Criticality Review is used to influence decisions on the appropriateness of PM tasking.

Other activities include a lubrication survey, CBM survey, Statutory Maintenance review and asset condition checks. The information from these initial activities are used with PEME’s Firstline RCM methodology to generate new PM Task Lists, taking into account asset criticality and operating context, which are then captured in the CMMS.