May 27, 2020, 4:59 pm


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 Too often, however, the benefits of asset management are sabotaged by plans that are out of date or not used.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.


5 Questions to Ask Before You Adjust the Frequency of Your Shutdowns

Thursday, 07 April 2016 10:46

5 Questions to Ask Before You Adjust the Frequency of Your Shutdowns article

Plant Shutdowns are necessary when maintenance work is required and the plant cannot be running while that work is being performed. Total Plant Shutdowns can be very large and expensive events and, in a downturn such as is currently being experienced in the mining, mineral processing, oil & gas sectors are often the focus of cost reduction opportunities. At face value, it can appear that there is significant money to be saved by increasing the time interval between shutdowns.  The rationale is generally this:


Materials Catalogue – How good is yours?

Friday, 01 April 2016 12:20

84ff3050 1fce 4b4c 8bed 5d75945c5766 largeTo do maintenance effectively, we need to make sure we have the right quantities of the right spare parts and materials in the right place at the right time.  To do this effectively, we need complete and accurate data about our equipment and their associated spare parts and materials. This information is generally stored in a Material Catalogue (or Material Master).


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