Asset Integrity Management Systems with Ali Bashir
Whenever we talk about asset management, asset integrity is the first thing that pops up in your mind. Asset integrity is the ability of an asset to perform effectively and efficiently depending upon the environment to meet the bottom-line of an organization. This also includes and depends on the integrity of the systems, processes, and people that show the nature of that organization. Your asset management strategy should be fit for purpose and needs to be developed considering the requirements of the organization along with the risks that are involved if it fails. This is where the Asset Integrity Management Systems come in action.
An AIMS ensures the integrity of your assets while taking into account the safety of the people. It not only optimizes the performance according to your reliability plans, it also tells you about the optimization requirements that you have to set for yourself to avoid any unnecessary failures later. There are four major elements that an organization needs to consider when they are implementing an Asset Integrity Management System. These are; technical considerations that typically include design, configuration, construction, and vendor selection. The second element is functional preservation maintenance considerations that contain activities like RCM, RPM, asset criticality assessments, and more.
All of these activities should be performed in the earlier stages but it can depend on the nature of the assets you have in place. Then there is reliability integrity that you need to achieve. It will take time but it is critical, to reach there sooner or later. The third consideration is the operating considerations where operators need to understand the technical limitations and operating parameters of the assets to operate them correctly. They need to know the functions of every asset and different scenarios should be considered while determining the technical considerations for reliability and asset integrity.
Then comes the feedback that answers questions like; are we doing the right things? That will be answered through different analysis that you are running down and are we doing things right? This is where the efficiency and effectiveness level answers it. You need to make the processes sustainable and everyone is going to help you in this endeavor. The continuity comes when you analyze your previous strategies and improve them by making the necessary changes. This is not a common practice in the organizations because the previous documents are never looked at again in most cases.
Work history is an important factor that contributes heavily to the success of an organization—not just limited to the database software—and it requires a proper analysis to validate and make the best use of that data in there. There are standards that help you through AIMS but it is best to have a roadmap of your own to have your own work processes in place with the necessary governance that is needed. These work processes need to be strictly followed and leadership plays the key role in the implementation of AIMS. Everyone should be accountable to ensure success.
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Enjoyed reading your thoughts. Specially:
” The continuity comes when you analyze your previous strategies and improve them by making the necessary changes. ”
This is indeed not a common practice. In my opinion most operators believe that AIM is a one time job. e.g if RBI is done once the review and changes needed over the time is of less significance. Which is a very wrong approach. Almost all AIM activities are “ever green” processes. The element of Continious Improvement or in the PDCA cycle (Check and Act) are very important and based on my experience this is the area which needed operators alot of efforts to meet the bottom line.