Condition Management

Condition Management is a unique, intelligent, condition management solution that collects and analyzes real-time diagnostics from all plant production assets, driving appropriate actions to improve overall asset performance and manage the corresponding operations, engineering and maintenance activities. Condition Management produces conditional alerts in real-time, delivers simplicity from complexity and provides maintenance management with the resultant improvement in asset integrity.

Why Condition Based Maintenance

  • Allows organizations to move beyond simple calendar based maintenance
  • Move from reactive to proactive operations
  • Increases asset availability by reducing unplanned downtime
  • Creates collaborative environment for operations and Maintenance
  • Provides building and maintaining operations expertise as workforce ages
  • Manages the huge number of devices and assets from many different suppliers
  • Maximizes reliability and availability, balanced with utilization, while managing complexity
  • Empowers operators by providing the ability to track maintenance activity associated with an asset
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20

Increase in Asset Availability

30

Improvement in Regulatory Compliance

30

Improvement in Asset Utilization

50000

$ Savings from Early Warning of Performance Issue

25

Improved Labor Utilization

25

Increase in Planned Work

30

Reduction in Maintenance Costs

25

Reduction in Unplanned Downtime

 

COLLECT, ANALYZE, ACT

Condition Management employs a “Collect, Analyze, Act” architecture to gather, process and disseminate information that is reviewed in its complete context (versus isolated pieces of data) and actioned across the organization, bringing together Operations, Maintenance and Engineering to solve any issues efficiently and effectively. This enables the move from isolated condition monitoring to proactive condition management within the enterprise.

Collect

  • Facilitates the consistent, timely collection on a wide range of equipment and process related data that is of central importance to understanding asset status and condition
  • The data collected can be real-time, neartime or offline/historical
  • Standards based approach, allowing data collection from almost any source:
  • SCADA, DCS, Process Historian, MES database, OPC
  • Asset Performance Models
  • OBDC for SQL, Access, Excel, & Oracle

Analyze

  • Multi-Variable Expert System
  • Rules-based engine provides context and knowledge management from single variable through full active model support
  • Analysis can be based on the rules and conditions provided with Condition Management, customer-defined algorithms, or existing condition information
  • Rule sets are created through a powerful set of wizards that guide you through the analysis

Act

  • Comprehensive Worklow Engine
  • Provides automated communication across all key groups and individuals through a variety of mediums including e-mail and pager notifications
  • Simple warnings and notifications, automated work requests
  • Complex multistep workflows involving multiple departments in the organization
  • Fully supports escalations, tracking and audit trails reporting

Optimize Operations and Maintenance

Operations and maintenance personnel routinely make asset-related decisions which directly affect the company’s production and business goals. Stockholder equity, quality control, lean manufacturing and customer satisfaction are all impacted by these decisions. That is why arming your operations and maintenance employees with current asset information is so important. Condition Management provides the critical link to your real-time plant floor data, making relevant information available to the people who need it to keep your organization profitable. Ultimately, it is this linkage between real-time and operational environment that moves your organization from Asset Management to Operations Performance Management.

Key Benefits & Capabilties of Condition Based Maintenance and Monitoring

  • Provides early failure detection to increase asset availability, reduce costs and avoid unnecessary downtime. Unplanned outages represent an average of 5% in lost production, where the impact is often much more significant
  • Avoids unnecessary maintenance by moving to both Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and a Reliability Centered model for Operations and Maintenance (RCO/RCM). Over 25% of maintenance done today is unnecessary and can introduce additional failure risks
  • Supports continuous improvement through an integrated workflow management capability, ensuring accurate and consistent
    response to developing conditions
  • Provides operations, engineering and maintenance with easy access to current asset information for better decision making
  • Collects and analyzes data on asset condition to help optimize asset contribution over its full lifecycle
  • Provides integration with the control, safety and maintenance environments
  • Leverages the latest Microsoft .NET technology to provide easy-to-use asset intelligence and business intelligence information
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Integration with Critical Plant Systems and Business Solutions

Condition Management provides the capability to tie the condition information (and required actions) with any of the critical plant systems and business solutions. In the plant environment, this includes integration with the Control/PLC/SCADA and Safety solutions, where access to the key information is provided through the operator console.

  • Seamlessly integrates to most  Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications, including Wonderware InTouch
  • Integrates to the critical business solutions including:
    • Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
    • Condition Monitoring and Maintenance (CMMS)
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • Business Intelligence systems

Configuration

Our patented configuration tool provides the linking mechanism between the asset/equipment definitions and the wide range of plant information sources. It empowers the process engineer to:

  • Link and configure the monitoring parameters for equipment and measurement points
  • Define the analysis to be applied
  • Define the required actions/workflow resulting from the analysis
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Leveraging Advanced Technology

  • Condition Management leverages the latest Microsoft .NET technology with intuitive graphics to provide easy-to-use asset intelligence information
  • Data is gathered 24 hours a day from plant floor assets, data historians and other real-time, near-time and offline data sources
  • Web Services technology integrates the condition management capabilities with the enterprise solutions (EAM, ERP, MES), communicating maintenance requests and event information between these solutions

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