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How Reliability Helps Win New Business

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Is your production process not achieving desired production rates? Do you understand where the trouble areas in your production process are now and where they might be in the future? Are you going through major upgrades to your process?  This session demonstrates the business value of modeling your plant, production process or manufacturing facility using Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analysis techniques before investing large amount of time and money on equipment maintenance or capital improvements to achieve production rates that may in fact be beyond their capabilities. A RAM Analysis predicts the characteristic of a plant, production process or manufacturing facility. RAM looks at the reliability and maintainability of equipment within a process to determine the overall predicted process availability over time. In essence, it helps organization identify reliability and maintainability bottlenecks, validate process’ production capacity and increase operational confidence. The results and findings from these analyses pinpoint key areas for improvement which can lead to new business opportunities. In this presentation, learn how APG helped an pipeline transportation company utilize reliability as a tool to secure new business.
BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2015
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
02 Asset Management Decision Making, 2.03 Lifecycle Value Realisation, 03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.03 Systems Engineering, 3.06 Reliability Engineering
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.2 Reliability Modelling
Author Title: 
Reliability Specialist
Author Employer: 
The Asset Performance Group
Author Bio: 

Nicole has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and has supported reliability initiatives in the oil & gas and water/wastewater industries. This experience includes criticality and risk analysis, and optimization of asset hierarchies in accordance to ISO 14224. Nicole was instrumental in the rapid deployment of equipment strategies for a SAGD Facility.  The equipment strategy development involved PM verification and bundling of tasks, along with the enhancement of existing maintenance strategies using APG’s equipment strategy library. Nicole is one of APG’s Reliability Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis specialists and has recently supported a large pipeline corporation in realizing their equipment capacity, forecasting availability, and increasing client confidence to secure future contracts. By supporting various program assessments design and implementation, Nicole realizes the challenges associated with implementing asset care programs. Nicole has adopted a Change Management focussed approach and strives to ensure there is alignment between people, processes, and technology.