Pro-active asset management is an integral part of a larger successful business process. The Equipment Criticality Assessment focusses on the maintenance of physical asset reliability.
Apart from that, an Equipment Criticality Analysis focusses on those parts of the asset, which are critical in terms of safety, environment, process / operation or legal/ class restrictions.
This is translated to effective preventive mainte- nance processes and the spare part policy.
Step 1: Build the mother list
Elaboration of the mother list per asset, containing all physical equipment, systems, etc. Items will be numbered with an unique ID. The list can be derived from existing maintenance systems like Star, Marad, Maximo, etc.
Step 2: Assess criticality per item
Assess the degree of criticality by using a proven TOP-method, looking at:
- Consequence on safety;
- Consequence on environment;
- Risk failure starting up;
- Risk failure in operation;
- Level Emergency stop;
- Effect on production;
- Costs repair/ replacement.
Step 3: Implement outcome in maintenance system
Provision of a procedure, describing the chosen method and setup in order to be able to perform and review the assessment at a later stage.