The company’s policy aims for a complete maintenance review for all assets within a five-year cycle. The RCM process is a proven methodology to balance costs, risks, availability and reliability. In workshops with the company’s engineers, we developed a road map to shorten the cycle to three years. We facilitate the process and monitor its progress, while the company’s engineers contribute with detailed knowledge of asset characteristics. These RCM sessions warranted a shift towards more condition-based maintenance, and yielded a Hands on Tool Time reduction of 10,000 hours every year, saving $820,000 in maintenance hours.
The MaxGrip expert focused on another division’s assets, which cover all onshore facilities outside Groningen. “We also worked on PMO and used workshops to explore worst-case scenarios for selected assets. We identified failure causes and assessed the cost-effectiveness of risk mitigation measures. Lengthy RCM processes are rarely a favorite pastime, but by asking the right questions to the right people, we were able to inspire positive change.” Taking production rates, potential disruptions and dominant failure modes into account, the team optimized the preventive maintenance framework, in a manner much appreciated by the company’s team leader R&M: “The project management introduced by MaxGrip is going to be applied to all ongoing and future projects.”