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The PF Interval – Is it Relevant in the world of Big Data?

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:13

The PF Interval is a key concept when selecting preventive maintenance tasks.  But with more and more equipment being fitted with real-time asset health monitoring equipment and with the advent of Predictive Analytics and Big Data, is it really relevant anymore?  In this article, we will discuss the PF Interval, how it is applied and whether it can be applied to equipment fitted with real-time health monitoring and where equipment health is assessed using Predictive Analytics and Big Data.

 

Challenges of Configuration Management in the Age of Automation

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:27

Challenges of Configuration Management and AutomationAutomation is being adopted by many organisations that may be new to the concept of Configuration Management. How do they address this challenge?

With the introduction of automation not only in our daily lives but also in asset-intensive industries, the processes to maintain and manage the configuration of these assets has become more complex. This article 'Challenges of Configuration Management in the Age of Automation' aims to look at some of the challenges that can be experienced in managing the configuration of automated assets and how these challenges can be addressed.

 

Asset Management Plans – Less is More

Friday, 27 May 2016 13:25

Asset Management Plans Less is moreAsset management is increasingly being recognised as a critical contributor to value across a wide variety of industries. Too often, however, the benefits of asset management are sabotaged by plans that are out of date or not used. Common causes include excessive length, poor ownership, inappropriate structure and broken links to other planning documents.  These can be addressed by analysing the organisation’s context and developing a fit for purpose plan matched to it. Usually, this will result in shorter, simpler documents and this article discusses how to do it.

 

Asset Management Culture – Implementing ISO 55000

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 12:26

Organisational cultureWhile it is tempting to focus on processes and systems as being at the core of good Asset Management, success is only achieved by ensuring that the right behaviours and attitudes are in place in an organisation.  This article, the tenth article in our ISO 55000 Asset Management series, discusses the behaviours that are essential for good asset management, and the elements that drive these behaviours.

 

Asset Management Competence – Implementing ISO 55000

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 15:36

Asset Management Competence Implementing ISO55000So far in this series we have tackled the key requirements for successfully implementing ISO 55000 relating to documentation and management processes.  Now we turn our attention to ISO 55001’s requirements in terms of Asset Management competence.

 

5 tips for more effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:15

5 tips for more effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling will deliver a safer and more cost effective work environment for asset-intensive businesses.

 

Current Use of Predictive Analytics in Asset Management

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:16

Predictive Analytics in Asset Management ArticleHow is Predictive Analytics currently used with regards to Asset Management? Are there benefits to be gained?

In this article, we will look at Predictive Analytics, its current application in asset management, possible benefits to be gained and success factors for implementation.

 

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