Prove that RBM is effective
This Dutch utility company wanted to develop a more agile way of working that could cope with the aforementioned societal changes such as the energy transition, local needs (ambient conditions), digital transformation and IIOT. The company also recognizes that the more data and technology becomes available, the more the way of working changes. This holds challenges but also a big opportunity to optimize processes and have people make more informed decisions. With being ISO 55000 certified, the power company gravitated towards a Risk-Based maintenance optimization program (RBM). They wanted to test and prove that RBM can be an efficient and effective way of working.
PoC to gain insights and get results
First of all, a clear scope and timeline was determined for the Proof of Concept (PoC). The goal was to get results in six months, applying the PoC to an electrical system and gas installation totaling more than 13,000 assets. Together with the company, MaxGrip decided to implement an Asset Performance Management (APM) software solution that is fully integrated in IBM Maximo EAM. This solution enabled the energy company to optimize their maintenance performance, including a library function to standardize processes. MaxGrip also performed FMECA studies to gain full insight into the criticality of assets enabling the development of optimal maintenance strategies. The directly involved people were also coached and trained in order to get lasting results.