Modern companies understand new technologies like Internet of Things, Big data etc. as a chance to utilize historical and actual data of their plants and to take a look into the future. This evolves into Asset Performance Management, aiming to significantly increase hours of operations of a plant whilst minimizing Opex.
Together with our clients we optimize replacement, maintenance and repair strategies. By analyzing and evaluating various maintenance strategies, budgets and resources can be used optimally. Afterwards the optimized strategy is used to prioritize maintenance operations.
Industrie 4.0 promises an intelligent interconnect of people, machines and industrial processes. In the context of strategic Asset Management RODIAS cooperates with market leading technology and consulting companies. Due to such cooperations, RODIAS is able to transfer Industrie 4.0 topics from theory into practice.
EXAMPLES OF PRACTICE-ORIENTED STRATEGICAL TOPICS
Convergence of IT solutions leads to professionell and economic Remote-Services-Systems as one building block of maintenance 4.0.
Example FRIMO: Via smartphone a real time video is being transferred to a remote expert center. There the expert is able to access the machine’s data as well as historical data and is able to guide and to direct the technician onsite and to supply information.
FMECA – Effects/impacts analysis
Failure mode, effects and criticality analysis analyses the plant for thinkable failures and their impact on the whole production process or the product itself. In comparison to RCA it is not relevant why a failure occured but how to mitigate the risk.
FMECA results have a direct impact to maintanance processes and strategies.
RCA – Root Cause Analysis
Very often the real cause for a failure or breakdown is not identifiable. Especially when the failure happens in a process chain. A root cause analysis shows possible reasons based on various data streams and condition monitoring data. The probability of such possible root causes can then be examined by experts .
RBI – Risk based inspections
Basis of a risk-based maintenance is the proper designation of assets. By performing a criticality analysis the risk and the probability of occurance can be determined as well as the impact on the value chain and/or the consequences in regards to health, safety and environment.