Nihar Associates was asked to provide backfill support to our client’s Maintenance and Reliability team.
Nihar Associates provided a resource who was tasked with analysing historical maintenance data to identify underlying trends in equipment failure and maintenance expenditure, with the ultimate aim of identifying areas where maintenance practices could be made more cost-efficient.
Overall Nihar Associates:
- Reviewed over 7 years worth of maintenance data in SAP PM to establish failure rates of specific equipment types.
- Identified equipment that were contributing excessively to overall maintenance expenditure, and provided specific recommendations on how their maintenance could be made more cost-efficient.
- Reviewed PAS data to identify bad actors, and provide recommendations on how to better capture data in the future to facilitate performing meaningful data analysis.
Nihar Associates was employed to author the Maintenance Philosophy report for our client’s highly-automated rolling stock maintenance workshop.
This work involved performing holistic assessment of the maintainable assets within the workshop, and mapping out numerous three-year base-case options and scenarios to determine the most efficient shutdown scheme and manning profile based on the workshop’s maintenance, production, resource, and availability requirements (i.e. number of ore cars/day).
Overall Nihar Associates:
- Developed a ‘maintainability diagram’ for all assets in the workshop, showing their operational interdependencies.
- Provided our client with the shutdown scheme and manning profiles required to optimise plant availability, production, and resource utilisation (which included identifying the required mix of internal and external resources).
- Tailored the philosophy to ensure that it met all safety and statutory obligations, was aligned with certain vendor recommendations, and complied with our client’s internal standards relating to maintenance.
- Included an in-depth assessment of the impacts of the Maintenance Philosophy on spare part management and warehousing, such that spares holding practices could be aligned with maintenance practices.
Nihar Associates was employed to author a number of work scopes that described the maintenance, inspection, servicing, major overhaul, and classification-society related activities that needed to be performed on our client’s FPSO during its upcoming shipyard visit.
Overall Nihar Associates
- Authored over 188 scopes of work in a period of 6 weeks.
- Authored topside scopes relating to pressure vessel and heat exchanger inspections, blast cleaning and painting vessels, replacing internal packing (stripping gas column), servicing/replacing/designing-out major equipment, and demolishing and installing new seawater piping.
- Authored marine scopes relating to tank inspections and class surveys, tank repairs, anode replacements, major plate work on tanks and the hull, refurbishment of the stern tube, and propeller maintenance.
Nihar Associates was employed to perform a holistic assessment of our client’s governance and use of maintenance master data, and author a report containing recommendations for improvement.
Nihar Associates liaised with numerous subject matter experts, and performed an extensive review of our client’s existing master data related processes and documents.
Overall, Nihar Associates was able to produce:
- A standard that defined the requirements that our client’s maintenance master data governance system meet, and the conceptual framework that underpins it.
- A report that defined 15 recommendations for improving the way that our client uses and governs their maintenance master data.
- A detailed action plan that described how the recommendations in the report could be implemented, which included on-boarding of stakeholders, resource levelling, management of progress, and change management within the company.