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OMCS International Asset Performance Management

OMCS International

Asset Performance Management Software for


Production and Maintenance on a Global Scale
Drive thy business or it will drive thee." Benjamin Franklin

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Table of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................................................... 4
2 OUR RELIABILITY CONCEPT THINKING RED YELLOW AND BLUE...................................................................................... 6
3 MODERN DASHBOARDS ......................................................................................................................................... 8
4 ANALYSIS METHODS............................................................................................................................................ 11
4.1 Analysis with PM Optimisation ....................................................................................................................... 12
4.2 RCM Analysis In Accordance with SAE JA 1011 ............................................................................................... 13
4.3 Risk Based Inspection Method ........................................................................................................................ 14
4.4 Analysis by Failure Mode Driver (Operating Hours, Elapsed Time, Cycles etc) ............................................... 18
4.5 Structured Failure Modes ................................................................................................................................ 18
4.6 Adding Pictures to Tasks and Schedules ......................................................................................................... 19
5 LIBRARY ANALYSIS AND SPAWN ........................................................................................................................... 22
5.1 Overview ......................................................................................................................................................... 22
5.2 Baseline Analysis ............................................................................................................................................. 22
5.3 Task, Corporate and Site Libraries ................................................................................................................... 23
5.4 SPAWN ............................................................................................................................................................ 24
5.5 Cost Benefit Analysis ....................................................................................................................................... 27
5.6 Creating Work Packages and Schedules .......................................................................................................... 28
5.7 Comprehensive Multi Lingual Capabilities ...................................................................................................... 29
6 ASSET HEALTH ................................................................................................................................................... 30
7 PROCESS MAPPING ........................................................................................................................................ 34
8 LOGBOOKSONLINE .............................................................................................................................................. 35
9 FRACAS AND RELIABILITY INVESTIGATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RIMSYS) ................................................................. 36
10 PLANT AUDIT NOMENCLATURE DATA SYSTEM (PANDA) ............................................................................................ 41
10.1 What is PANDA? .............................................................................................................................................. 41
10.2 Synchronisation ............................................................................................................................................... 43
10.3 Dashboard Function: ....................................................................................................................................... 44
11 GENERAL SOFTWARE FEATURES ............................................................................................................................. 45
11.1 Reports ............................................................................................................................................................ 45
11.2 Interface to eAM Systems ............................................................................................................................... 48
11.3 Permissions and User Rights ........................................................................................................................... 48
11.4 Link Documents to Additional Objects ............................................................................................................ 49
12 BILL OF MATERIALS TOOL ..................................................................................................................................... 50
13 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PMO2000 SOFTWARE ............................................................................................. 54
13.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................ 54
13.2 Equipment Structure ....................................................................................................................................... 54
13.3 Task Structure.................................................................................................................................................. 55
13.4 Schedules Structure......................................................................................................................................... 56

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1 INTRODUCTION

OMCS International is a leading international management consulting firm that has developed a comprehensive
suite of practical, lightning fast and user friendly software tools that assist large capital intensive industries manage
their businesses in the manner they want and to the standards they aspire.

OMCS International has been in operation since 1996 and has consulted to almost all types of industries, in most
parts of the world in varying cultures and economic conditions using almost all brands of eAMs1 as well as to
companies that find planning boards more appropriate.

Our software tools provide the following:

First of all, the development systems and controls for maintenance strategy that are fundamental to
reliable operation of a plant while achieving the right cost base for any operating condition and risk profile.
Then, the feedback and information systems that monitor equipment performance and asset health and
link all the data to produce information instantly, in a format that the user can customise to suit individual
requirements.

The software provides the appropriate


business information to ensure that The basis of our software tools and the reason we
management is in control, that changes have become successful is because our software
to strategy can be made via a provides functionality that is either not present in
comprehensive change control system
modern Enterprise Asset Management System 1
and implemented quickly and the results
monitored in real time. The software
(eAM) or is done poorly by them. Our systems are
draws together or replaces many of the designed to work with eAMs rather than
information systems that relate to assets complicate them.
such as operator log books, asset health
and condition, mechanical integrity,
investigations and the list goes on.

The strength of all our tools lies in the understanding that some things are different in different places, but many of
the underlying processes of managing assets are similar no matter what the environment. We have the experience
and understanding to know which is which and therefore provide process variations in the right places, yet allow
administrators to set disciplined rule sets and strong process oriented methods where they are the same. For this
reason our software products are very strong on process and full audit capability. They are efficient yet highly
adaptable.

We also understand that managing assets effectively relies on the application of proper decision logic, however we
know that there are many practical ways to apply these.

Our philosophy is that the principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance are logical and appropriate for application in
any environment where physical assets are operating. It is also our strong belief that these principles can and
should be applied in different ways depending on the circumstances.

The RCM landscape is laden with shelves of analyses never implemented. Above all the OMCS software provides
the path for the easy transition from analysis to implementation and the capacity to produce professional
documentation that surpasses any product on the market.

1
Throughout this document, the Acronym eAM is used to refer to all Enterprise Asset Management systems or
Computerised Maintenance Management Systems such as SAP, Oracle eAM, Maximo, Ellipse, Mainpac, MEX etc.

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The software is the result of well over a decade of development with 75 man-years of programming and countless
man-years of use. Feedback from our expert consultants and user group, partnered with the determination of
OMCS International leadership has produced systems that have revolutionised the way strategy development is
undertaken and deployed. Foremost among these are the systems of library analysis and spawning of tasks from
these libraries into equipment structures ready for scheduling. With this software, any enterprise can develop
complete and focused maintenance strategies for all its production assets across the globe within a 12 month
period, a task that takes five years at best with other packages.

Then there is the feedback loop comprising a host of tools exploiting the latest in software technology and
dashboard graphics with the view that any information relating to the asset should be available in the one screen.
The powerful dashboard arrangements allow users to see any combination of information from asset criticality and
health, to investigations and RCAs, to strategies and FMEA, to equipment performance and loss characteristics, and
the list goes on.

Last but not least is the move to further integrate production systems and information into the domain or reliability.
In recent years, OMCS International has completed a major web based project called LogbooksOnline that should be
of high interest to production and maintenance together.

LogbooksOnline is built with the philosophy that:

Logbook information can be very useful in real time to production and scheduling as well as to the
process of Root Cause Analysis
(RCA),
Throughout the supply chain, The software brings together all the production
companies need to manage
and reliability information in one neat package. It
performance and reliability yet
at each stage, the important is capable of any form or derivation of RCM or any
parameters (quality, other known maintenance analysis technique. It is
throughput, availability etc), designed for rapid and robust implementation and
the type of operation (batch,
delivering the best possible documentation into
blend, continuous, JIT) and
the field where the work is done. It is the first
many other factors drive them
to diverse methods of control software system designed for rapid deployment on
and measurement, hence a a global scale.
vast array of independent data
collection systems that are
massively inefficient. Moreover, critical management information does not get to the right levels in the
organisations in a timely manner and in some cases never gets there.

We realised that all the elements of the supply or production chain have vastly different requirements; so much so
that no spreadsheet or standard data structure could be developed to cater for all the permutations required.

Our solution is to provide a blank whiteboard for users to create their own data fields and a lightweight flexible
form system to cater for the different types of operations and calculations. This capability allows companies to
design what they need without the expense of purpose-built software and time-consuming customisation by
external consultants. The end result is a system that fits everything, but has the information coming from the one
database with the one set of codes but more importantly linked into the eAM master data and built within the
overall framework of one application with all its reporting features, permission systems, email distribution and even
more importantly, being available to the people that need to see this information in a timely manner.

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2 OUR RELIABILITY CONCEPT THINKING RED YELLOW AND BLUE

Research (Ledet 1994 and subsequent studies), and our own experience shows 1/3rd of the benefits of reliability
improvement initiative come by having the right maintenance strategy and good planning and scheduling. The other
2/3rds of the benefit come in the living program where performance is monitored closely to:

fine-tune strategy, and


eliminate design and process defects that cannot be managed by maintenance alone.

Our approach is to first determine the right maintenance strategy and develop a cultural shift to motivate the
workforce. Research (Ledet 1994) and our own vast experience shows that no company will move out of a reactive
maintenance domain unless they apply a focussed maintenance program, and plan and schedule work effectively.
In parallel with the first phase, the data collection effort should commence. Data collection costs time and effort
and therefore it is important that data collection is strategic in nature. We have created a very simple approach that
we call Thinking Red Yellow and Blue illustrated in Figure 1.

Our simple approach is, when downtime data is collected, the first
step is to split the time into two categories. These are when the In driving change, there can
asset is or can be programmed for production and when it is not. be no substitute for
Non production times include, but are not limited to, transition and simplicity.
change over, product testing and no demand. Then the remaining
downtime data is coded into red yellow and blue.

Blue represents downtime allocated for planned maintenance activities; either detective, preventive, predictive or
corrective. Different shades of blue can be allocated for these types of planned activities if needs be. Yellow
represents breakdown events that are inherent in the design or operating environment for which no amount of
maintenance could prevent from happening (tyre puncture for example).

Red represents breakdown events that the PM program should have avoided (broken fan belt due to normal wear
for example).

For the Asset Performance


PMO2000 Based Reliability Assurance Measurement Management program to work
of Success effectively, each downtime event must
be allocated a colour.

Red should be eliminated through


improving the maintenance strategy.
Blue and yellow can be eliminated or
reduced by improvement processes
focussing on redesign, new technology
or by resolving some of the many other
less obvious inherent problems such as
lack of operator training or equipment
damage.

Colour coding is a simple method of


helping people quickly assess problems
and stop them assigning more PM to
every breakdown event.
Figure 1 - Illustrates how "Thinking Red Yellow and Blue" is handled
in the PMO2000 software. The other important part of Thinking
Red Yellow and Blue is that the

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measures create an objective assessment of inherent capacity. Inherent capacity is the total time less the blue and
the yellow. All too often the KPI set is determined in an arbitrary way. Red Yellow and Blue thinking is objective.

The inherent performance levels of any machine in any operating condition can be determined by this method. The
metric can then be used as a variance system like modern accounting methods. Performance below the inherent
capability (Red entries) should be quickly addressed through a review of the PM system and those inherent in the
design or the operating environment (Blue and Yellow) can be addressed through other means.

In the PMO2000 software data analytics dashboard, the users have the ability to see and select the components
with a lot of events and then view the "Red Yellow and Blue" measures. If there is a lot of red, users should review
the PM system. If there is a lot of yellow, they know not to put a PM in the system and instead, conduct some form
of defect elimination program ranging from five whys to full blown RCA. If there is a lot of blue, they should look
to see if they can eliminate the need for PM through various means including using longer life components,
introducing redundancy, understanding failure patterns better and moving to fixed time change out, using less

Figure 2 - Screen shot of Thinking Red Yellow and Blue in PMO2000 software

intrusive condition based maintenance technologies etc. This simple process is illustrated in Figure 2.

Engaging the workforce in understanding red yellow and blue harnesses the massive horsepower in the organisation
and drives it in the direction of increased capacity and waste elimination.

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3 MODERN DASHBOARDS

The processes embedded in the Asset Performance Management method are managed through either
a web or a network based dashboard screen where users (production or maintenance) are able to
decide what information they want in view so they can assess information, provide direction to
activities, raise or contribute to investigations or make changes to approve or implement strategy. This
dashboard screen is called the Master View. Users can create their own views or dashboards and then
store them for easy retrieval. The dashboard system is illustrated in

Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5 and the many screen shots throughout this document.

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Figure 3 - Illustration of one of the many dashboards that can be created and stored.

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Figure 4 - Illustration of one of the many web based dashboards that can be created and stored.

Figure 5 - Illustration of one of the many dashboards that can be created and stored.

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4 ANALYSIS METHODS

The analysis methods that are readily available include, RCM II, Reverse RCM, RCM Blitz, Risk Based Inspection,
FMEA, PM Optimisation and all known methods of light or streamlined versions of RCM.

The data analytics module has a Weibull calculator and a cost assessment module which can be used for comparing
strategies if it is necessary. On top of this each analysis has a justification field where calculations done in Excel can
be copied and pasted for future reference. Finally, any form of document or file can be attached to the record so
that the user is not constrained in how the analysis should be done and where the calculations are stored.

The software has two sets of screens for analysis. One of them is a single data entry screen which contains the
commonly used fields.

The second set of screens allows the user to expand on the analysis and enter all the data types that has been found
in use. Figure 6 shows the tabs containing the additional fields.

Figure 6 - Illustration showing the tabs containing additional fields.

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4.1 ANALYSIS WITH PM OPTIMISATION

The PM Optimisation method takes the current or OEM recommended maintenance schedule and provides a review
and rationalisation process to allow users to move that schedule through an auditable change program. The
illustration in Figure 7 shows the basic analysis screen.

When the make a change button is selected, the software changes the original task from blue to red and creates a
yellow task with the same data as the blue one. The user makes the changes to the yellow task and moves the
complete dropdown box from No to Yes. The completed task is then processed through the approval and
implementation phases. After implementation is authorised, the yellow tasks returns to blue and the original blue
task is archived. All changes can be retrieved no matter how many are made through the life of the software.

Figure 7 - Review and rationalisation process.

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4.2 RCM ANALYSIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAE JA 1011

The software has a screen set developed against the SAE JA 1011 which is the standard for RCM. This screen is
shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8 - Example of the RCM process inside PMO2000 software.

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4.3 RISK BASED INSPECTION METHOD

Risk based inspection follows either the PMO2000 method or any of the RCM screens to define the failure modes
and develop the initial strategy. There are three risk modules to choose from depending on the systems currently in
use: 5x5 Risk Matrix, Risk Priority Number and INPO AP 913 Criticality Assessment

5X5 RISK MATRIX

The risks can be described mathematically by multiplying numbers that correspond to the horizontal and vertical
axes. Consequence categories can be prescribed an independent scale so that when the mathematics is completed
they can be done on different scales. The method of allocating scales is shown in Figure 10.

The software aggregates the risks according to the object it is applied to. The aggregation can be calculated in many
ways. In addition, an independent scale of any integer value can be devised and used as a simple assessment of risk.
This method is illustrated in Figure 10 where two scales (5 and 2) are shown. The inherent and Residual Risk values
are calculated from each failure mode. The perceived values are entered based on the calculated values. The
perceived values are generally taken from a scale of 1 to 10.

Figure 9 - Illustration of the Risk Module / Matrix.

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Figure 10 - Illustration of how scales can be used to adjust for different levels of importance.
All attributes of the matrix can be configured as required.

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RISK PRIORITY NUMBER

The Risk Priority Number (RPN) is calculated as the product of the Severity of failure, Likelihood of Occurrence and
Detectability of the failure. The definitions for each of these attributes can be configured.

Figure 11 - Risk Priority Number (RPN) Screen

The software aggregates risk scores to give users a clear indication of where liabilities exist without the need to drill
down as shown in Figure 12.

Figure 12 - Risk Scores Aggregated in the Equipment View

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INPO AP-913

The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) created the AP-913 standard for assessing risk.
The questions are pre-defined for this purpose. They can be checked as applicable in the same
manner as the other risk modules as see in Figure 13. The four tiers of AP 913 are aggregated
separately as shown in Figure 14.

Figure 13 - AP 913 Critical Component Analysis

Figure 14 - AP 913 Aggregated in the Asset Register

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4.4 ANALYSIS BY FAILURE MODE DRIVER (OPERATING HOURS, ELAPSED TIME, CYCLES ETC)

The software provides users with the capability of directing maintenance strategies at drivers other than elapsed
time. Examples include running hours, power generated, number of start/stop cycles elapsed time etc. The driver
list is unlimited.

The scheduling function can also be set up to develop the whole maintenance strategy against these drivers. Such a
function enables any industry such as the aviation industry to manage a fleet of aircraft regardless of their operating
circumstances (long haul or short hop) and the variety of drivers that need to be configured (flying hours, engine
hours, landings, elapsed time etc). The same principles will assist companies with varying operating circumstances
move from one mode of operating to another without having to completely recut the maintenance schedules.

4.5 STRUCTURED FAILURE MODES

Most organisations have a structure of component, part, damage and cause that underpins the data collection
systems and the way reliability information is presented. OMCS software can import these codes into the software
and use them in all modules. The software offers the alternate method of using text for failure modes.
Administrators can make the use of either method mandatory or allow both options to coexist.

Figure 15- Illustration of the Structured Failure Mode Table.

Imported codes are marked as Approved. Additional codes can be created in the OMCS software however they will
have to go through an approval process before being created in the eAM. OMCS software does not automatically
update the eAM with these codes at this stage. Where companies use an abbreviated method, for example where
there are only two or three tables or codes, the redundant tables can be left blank without any adverse effects on
the software.

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4.6 ADDING PICTURES TO TASKS AND SCHEDULES

The software is designed for creating high quality instructions complete with pictures, tables and diagrams of any
nature. If information can be created in JPEG or other graphical format, it can be produced on the schedule
documents. The function of attaching graphics to tasks is illustrated below in Figure 16. The process is similar when
attaching graphics at the schedule level.

Figure 16 Example of a controlled document attached to tasks.

When graphics are attached, the software copies the files from the original location and stores them on a secured
folder on the network. These files then become controlled documents.

Figure 17 shows how these can be seen on the schedules created by the software in either Adobe PDF or MS Word.
Figure 18 shows how these can be configured to appear when linked at Schedule Level.

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Figure 17 - Example of a controlled document attached to tasks.

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Figure 18 - Illustration of a schedule created directly from the PMO2000 software.

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5 LIBRARY ANALYSIS AND SPAWN

5.1 OVERVIEW

SPAWN is a system that builds a baseline of an asset type together with all the realistic task options to manage the
failure modes or mechanisms. SPAWN takes its name from the biological reproduction process where spores
generate spawn that mature and become spores. SPAWN is also the name of a cartoon and movie character that
can adapt and mutate. In the OMCS definition, SPAWN represents a Systematic Process of Analysing maintenance
requirements for like assets, in different Working environments, using imaging technology Networks. Baseline
analyses are reproduced as images which are renamed and then modified to suite both the design and operating
environment. This process is a rapid means of deploying changes to maintenance requirements.

5.2 BASELINE ANALYSIS

The Baseline comprises the following:

All the variations of components (and numbers of them) that can be fitted to the asset type,
All the failure modes that are likely to occur on the asset components, and
All the maintenance strategies that can be applied to those failure modes.

The concept of SPAWN is to create images of the baseline that first represent specific asset designs and then
represent those designs in specific operating contexts or environments.

All tasks in SPAWN, or the asset hierarchy, are linked and controlled by libraries at two levels named Corporate and
Site Libraries. Library analysis not only empowers organisations to make massive updates of maintenance strategies
with a single operation, but substantially reduces the time taken to analyse assets by not having to recreate tasks
every time an analysis is performed.

To manage the SPAWN there are two master view panels called SPAWN Equipment and SPAWN Tasks.

To manage Corporate and Site libraries, the standard equipment panel contains pre-set areas that are called Site
Libraries and Corporate Libraries. These are cascading libraries with tasks in the SPAWN system or asset hierarchy
linked to Site Libraries, and tasks in Site Libraries linked to tasks in Corporate Libraries. Every task in the asset
structure is a precise clone of a Site Library task and every Site Library task is linked to a Corporate Library. The
fields which cannot be changed in the Site Library, and can be changed in the Corporate Library, are set by System
Administrators. System Administrators that wish to continue with the previous method that allowed tasks to exist
without library masters can still do so. Both versions of library analysis (library controlled, uncontrolled) can co-
exist.

SPAWN Technologies is a software system that allows corporations the capability to deploy the right maintenance
strategies for every asset and operating environment at every site. The system is easy to:

Develop and deploy,

Change and update,

Integrate into an eAM.

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It provides the following benefits:

Common set of guidelines,

Consistent approach to safety and environmental risk mitigation, and

Consistent standards and work practices.

SPAWN technologies is revolutionising the deployment of maintenance activities across the globe.

5.3 TASK, CORPORATE AND SITE LIBRARIES

The concept of the new library system is to allow, and if necessary mandate, the use of three levels of libraries.

All task instructions are stored in a separate table shown in Figure 19. Each corporate library task uses the task
instruction from this table allowing unprecedented control over task content on a global scale. Not only this, but
the table feature allows the library to be translated into any language so that the intent of any maintenance strategy
can be delivered in any language required with nothing more than a change of a setting to select the language.

Figure 19 - Illustration of the Task Library

The key elements of using the new library system are illustrated in Figure 19 and Figure 20 and described in the
following bullet points:

The software can be configured to store all task descriptions in a separate library file for cloning into
Corporate Libraries.
There are no changes to the current fields in the "Task List Table" used for all Corporate and Site Libraries
from previous version of the software. However, the capability to control where the fields are managed is
now determined by the system administrator. The system administrator can mandate controlled fields, for
example Task and Failure Mode that, when flagged as Corporate Control, can only be changed in the
Corporate Library. This by default means that all other fields in the Task List Table can be changed in the
Site Library.

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Users can be allocated permissions to make a change to library tasks under the current system of
permissions. Change requests in the library system will be processed through the approval and
implementation process as per the current method.
All Users can add tasks to libraries unless the system administrator blocks access to specific users. Added
tasks must go through the approval and implementation process.
Where tasks are linked to libraries, the system does not permit any incongruent, inconsistent or unequal
clones. Corporate Task 1118 is cloned to three tasks in the Site Library where the intervals and trade fields
have been modified. These Site Library tasks can then be cloned into the asset hierarchy or SPAWN
structure creating a link between the two tasks.
Tasks in the asset structure cannot be changed if they are linked to the libraries. Any changes to tasks in the
asset hierarchy or SPAWN structure need to be handled by selecting the appropriate task from the Site
Library. If a task does not exist in the Site Library, then the user can easily create one using another as a
template. The software will create the new task, offer the user the library view to assign library equipment,
and once this is done the software will link the equipment task as a clone of the Site Library task which also
has a Corporate Library master.

Figure 20 - Illustration of the Controlled Library System.

5.4 SPAWN

The maintenance requirements of any physical asset are determined by two things. These are its design and its
operating context or environment.

The SPAWN system uses imaging technologies to achieve this so the execution is both lightning fast, and economical
on data.

In short, SPAWN is a system that:

allows Users to create a variety of designs from a baseline equipment structure,


then define the variety of operating environments for that design, and
then select the right maintenance for each combination of design and operating environments.

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An illustration of how SPAWN works is contained in Figure 21. The following is a narrative description of how
SPAWN works.

Imaging technologies is a system where:

a component in the baseline is selected on or off the asset to create the precise component configuration
of each asset design configuration, and then
tasks on the baseline linked to the remaining components are selected on or off to create the correct
maintenance strategy for the asset design and operating environment combination.

The system has substantial benefits when creating task lists or schedules.

The SPAWN process is achieved in the following way.

1. An existing equipment or system analysis is copied and pasted into the SPAWN system using the highest
equipment item or system as the node. This node is then called the Baseline.
2. The User then right clicks and selects Create Design Variants of the Baseline and enters the variant name
as well as documenting details of that Design Variant.
3. From this point, the User selects and removes the components that do not apply to that specific Design
Variant. When the not applicable components are removed, the failure modes and tasks on those
components are also removed.
4. The User then right clicks and selects Create an Environment or Context Variants of the Design Variant
and enters the variant names, as well as documenting the details of the Environment or Context Variant.
5. The next step is to select and remove the tasks for each failure mode that do not apply to that Environment
or Context. If the required task is not available on the list, the User can create it from this position. When
the User creates a new task, the software automatically adds the task to the Design Variant, the Baseline
and the relevant library.
6. At this point the SPAWN is completed.

Both Design and Environment variants can be duplicated to promote efficiencies with similar equipment designs and
environments. These duplicates are then named and modified to suit.

Once the Design and Operating Context variants have been created, they can be linked to equipment in the asset
hierarchies thereby allowing a complete view of every asset, its failure modes and the appropriate task to manage
that failure mode.

If for some reason there is a need to modify the equipment, or change its operating environment, the components
and tasks that have been removed can be reinstated. The software allows the user to see all components and tasks
that have been removed by checking the show removed items check box.

Apart from the benefits of speed and accuracy, other major benefits are provided in the data collection and KPI
view. The use of SPAWN means that all variants of the design and operating context are built around one
equipment structure or skeleton. This means that any data collected against any equipment location is
automatically linked to the environment design variant which is an image baseline skeleton.

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Last, but not least, SPAWN provides an easy method of benchmarking the value of different strategies in different
environments. This allows corporations to quickly identify better practices and the results of different strategies.
The power of this functionality cannot be understated across corporations and as an instant information system for
reliability engineers.

Figure 21 - Illustration of the SPAWN system.

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5.5 COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

There are occasions when the cost benefit analysis needs to be formally recorded. In such cases, the software has a
screen to allow users to do this analysis quickly and effectively. The cost benefit screen can be used with all
methods of RCM, FMEA or PMO. This screen also enable the Maintenance Effectiveness Index (MEI) to be instantly
calculated. The screen is illustrated in Figure 22 below.

Figure 22 - Illustration of cost benefit screen

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5.6 CREATING WORK PACKAGES AND SCHEDULES

The PMO2000 has a comprehensive scheduling or work packaging system developed for interface with any eAM
product. The function is designed to take data from within the PMO2000 software and merge it through a Crystal
Reports Template to produce an MS Word or Adobe pdf document stored on a secure location on the server. Other
schedule information that is required by the eAM can be input into the PMO2000 software and exported to a load
sheet or entered into the eAM manually. Our interface modules have been designed to eliminate any manual
intervention.

In its simplest form, the schedule function allows users to filter tasks on the Task List Screen and drag and drop
them onto the schedule previously created. Once tasks are on the schedule, they can be moved up and down using
the arrows to create the correct sequence on the schedule. The method is illustrated at Figure 23. The schedules
are allocated a template and various other parameters to control the look and feel of the document and information
required for the eAM.

Additionally, multiple schedules can be grouped on one Parent Schedule where this approach is used within the
eAM. This enables several small packages of work to be grouped into one document. Applications include grouping
operations from multiple trade groups into one job or creating route based inspections where several assets are
maintained at the one time.

Once this has been done, the schedules can be produced in common document formats such as MS Word or Adobe
pdf using the build schedule command. An example of a schedule document is shown at Figure 18. These are then
stored on a secure file server and linked to the eAM. The method of doing this can be automated via one of our
certified interface modules.

For more complex scheduling requirements where the interrelation of tasks is important and where there are
constraints which require work balance, various scenarios can be built and modelled using Excel and then imported
back into PMO2000 software. This is a highly productive feature where large areas of plant requires detailed
planning and scheduling over a long period of time for example schedules that operate from monthly to two
yearly with multiple trade constraints.

Figure 23 - Illustration of the scheduling method and task sequencing.

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5.7 COMPREHENSIVE MULTI LINGUAL CAPABILITIES

The software is multilingual to the following levels:

Multilingual Software Labels,


Multilingual Error Messages and Hints,
Multilingual Excel Templates and Export Column Headers, and
Multilingual Task and Failure Mode Libraries.

The principle of this system is that when a user logs on to the system, it will recognise the language setting and
operate the software accordingly. The user can change this setting without exiting from the software.

The tasks in the task libraries can also be translated and stored in a language table to enable all the strategy to be
delivered in any language with a single language setting selection.

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6 ASSET HEALTH

While in principle, data regarding the condition of an asset should be stored in the eAM, the reality is that most
eAM systems require a lot of configuration to accept the information and are not configured to support the change
management requirements moving from one inspection interval to another and the associated approval processes
that accompany the change.

Figure 24 - Shows the three or four traffic light system dashboard.

In addition, most systems including SAP, Oracle eAM and Maximo have a single data point for collecting asset health
data when in practice, most condition systems require a data array to adequately assess condition. Oil analysis is
one example where it is common for more than ten variables to be assessed in each sample.

For this reason OMCS International has created a web based system that is built around management of asset
health for any conceivable parameter with an infinite data array. Each data point can be controlled with nominal
values, min / max and trigger points and can be plotted on a time scale. The application of this system automatically
provides a simple traffic light output that can be transferred into the eAM to provide the best of both worlds; a high
level view in the eAM and a detailed view in the OMCS software.

These include but not limited to the following:

Structural wall thickness,


Fatigue cracking,
Machine vibration,
Oil condition, and
Stack or exhaust particulate or gas contamination.

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The software can be configured by the user for any array of data so that every type of condition assessment that is
data can be loaded and turned into valuable information.

The readings from the condition assessments can be imported against asset structures and failure modes to show a
three or four traffic light system as shown in Figure 24.

Given the massive flexibility of this system, we have been able to very quickly build modules for data collection and
management in a host of other areas such as Asset Health (condition monitoring results), Laboratory Results,
Quality Control and Environmental Management to name a few (See examples in Figure 25 and Figure 26.

The Enterprise Data Analytics module of the PMO2000 software can interface with systems like PI.

Figure 25 - Illustration of how Readings can be Plotted

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Figure 27 - Illustration of One View of Asset Health

Figure 28 - Illustration of a Second View of Asset Health

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Figure 29 - Illustration of a Third View of Asset Health

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7 PROCESS MAPPING

The Process Mapping module allows user to define processes, systems and functions and then link these in a way to
emulate a business process and their associated functions. This enables processes, inputs an d outputs to be
associated with assets and asset health data. Against this model the APM Software module allows the user to
associate these functions and processes to equipment to allow users to identify what assets are affected by a
function failure.

Libraries are established with Processes, Systems and Functions.

Figure 30 - Process Library

Via the Process Mapping screen entire processes can be built. From here functions can be linked with items from
any of the APM Libraries in use (Corporate, Site, SPAWN etc.) The process relationships are built using a drag and
drop function.

Figure 31 - Process Mapping Screen

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8 LOGBOOKS ONLINE

OMCS International has completed a major web based project called Logbooks Online that should be of high
interest to multinational asset intensive companies. The project was modelled on the needs of vertically integrated
resource companies such as mining, mineral processing and oil and gas where the company has investments in
mines or wells, processing plants, land and sea transportation with associated terminals. Or at a local level where
the site has a range of assets such as power supply, batch processes, mobile equipment and just in time
manufacturing all at the one site.

LogbooksOnline is built with the philosophy that throughout the supply chain, these companies need to manage
performance and reliability, yet at each stage, the important parameters (quality, throughput, availability etc), the
type of operation (batch, blend, continuous, JIT) and many other factors drive them to diverse methods of control.
We realised that all the elements of the chain have vastly different requirements: so much so that no software
program or data structure could be developed to cater for all the permutations required.

Our solution is to provide a lightweight form system to cater for all types of operations, and a blank whiteboard
for Users to create their own detailed fields. This capability allows companies to design what they need without the
expense of a purpose-built software program. The end result is to provide a system that fits everything, but have
the information coming from the one database with the one set of codes but a variety of input screens but more
importantly linked into the eAM master data.

Figure 32 LogbooksOnline report example.

Our research shows that many companies have developed numerous spreadsheets to input the data and produce
reports. These spreadsheets are often duplicated in production and maintenance resulting in many versions of the
truth and massive inefficiencies.

LogbooksOnline is a revolutionary product that brings all this production and reliability information together and
tied to the one system. Figure 32 shows one of the many reports which can be run from LogbooksOnline. This is a
manufacturing example but because of the flexibility, the system can be deployed in all types of production
environments.

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9 FRACAS AND RELIABILITY INVESTIGATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RIMSYS)

While most organisations review failures and deploy some form of defect elimination process, the management of
such activities is generally one of the worst managed processes found across asset intensive organisations. Most
organisations do not have a proper software to manage such activities and struggle to manage things with either a
list on a whiteboard, use an OH & S system that are at best clumsy to use for reliability investigations or rely on a MS
Office application (usually a spreadsheet). They therefore find the following problems:

Have trouble communicating what is being investigated and what the status is,
Have trouble managing priorities and finding bottle necks,
Are restricted in providing the information and receiving input to the investigation to
those that can attend a meeting,
Do not create proper action plans,
Do not have proper approval and implementation process,
Have difficulty in tracking progress of the process and subsequently fail to complete the
investigation or fail to implement the solution,
Fail to evaluate whether the fix has worked or not,
Fail to account for the effort involved and accumulate the savings,
Fail to share the findings or improvements with other business areas, and / or
Fail to create a library of the analyses for future reference.

OMCS International created RIMSys which solves these problems.

RIMSys facilitates the management of failures, investigations and asset related improvement projects by defining
and by supporting an investigation management system. The software can be used with any RCA software or the
users can design their own process and use simple MS Word forms. The software can be used in Web or standard
networked applications.

When implemented as an enterprise-wide solution, RIMSys links with the PMO2000 Reliability Improvement
software allowing immediate access to Preventive Maintenance tasks relevant to the failed equipment, and quickly
shares these improvements with all business areas. Email broadcasting capability giving endless opportunity to:

gather experience, knowledge and solutions, and

distribute wisdom and new policy.

The screen shots in Figure 33, Figure 34, Figure 35 and Figure 36 illustrate some of the RIMSys features.

RIMSys can be deployed completely via the Web or via a networked environment. Once again, this system is part
of the one database so all information is maintained against the eAM Master Data.

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Figure 33 - Illustration of the Record Incident Page.

Figure 33 shows the main input screen. Each of the labels can be edited to suit local terminology. None of the fields
are mandatory unless the Administrator deems them so.

Email Broadcasting can be activated on Equipment and Incident Category fields. Email notification can extend to the
equipment service technicians and other sites. Anyone receiving and email can respond and this response will
automatically be logged against the investigation record so that the investigator has access to the global knowledge
about this incident.

Failure modes can be set to use the Structure Failure Mode Library (from the eAM) or as a text.

When the information is set in the form and the record is saved, the process goes to the next step which is
highlighted in blue. The coordinator then allocates the process and recommends the action personnel via the
screen in Figure 34.

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In the screen shown in Figure 34 the coordinator can determine the initial risk profile and define the process. All
action addressees receive email notification of their role in the investigation. They can accept or reject the
nomination.

Figure 34 - Illustration of one of the screens showing the process for the investigation.
Once the investigation is underway, the software tracks the analysis timeline and emails alerts and reminders when
the due date approaches. If the due date is exceeded, then there is an escalation process that is set by the
administrator. Overdue investigations turn red in the list of open investigations.

This tracking process is followed through every step until closure. Onboard and web based dashboards are available
to review KPIs for the system. These can be accessed through screens such as the one shown in Figure 36.

The software also has on board a very effective fault tree module which can be configured for a variety of different
RCA methods. Action items from the analysis load directly into the software for costing approval and
implementation. This is illustrated in Figure 35.

More basic approaches such as five whys can also be delivered through the software providing the administrators
with options to vary the depth of analysis according to the severity of the incident.

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Figure 35 Illustration of the Fault Tree System

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Figure 36 - Illustration of the way investigations are presented against the equipment hierarchy.

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10 PLANT AUDIT NOMENCLATURE DATA SYSTEM (PANDA)

10.1 WHAT IS PANDA?

PANDA has been designed to gather and update inventory information for organisations that rely
heavily on the performance of their machinery and other production assets. PANDAs user friendly
windows and functionality ensures all data collected throughout an audit process is accurate and
effective. Furthermore, all data collected can be effortlessly transferred between OMCSs suite of Asset
Performance Management (APM) software and back into an organisations central operating system.

Through a series of different panels, auditors are able to update and collect relevant information that is
finally attached to an instrument in a hierarchy (similar to the hierarchy displayed in the PMO2000
software). We have divided this information into two sections; the first section has aptly been named a
PANDA form, and the second an attribute list.

Figure 37 - PANDA Screen Layout

A PANDA FORM

A PANDA Form, or PANDA, is a list of class specific attributes that is mapped to an asset on the
hierarchy. For example, the list of information attached to the motor class includes speed RPM and
Rated Starts per Hour. We realise that different organisations have different data and equipment
attributes which is why we have designed PANDA to be easily configured so that it is compatible with an
organisations data collection requirements.

All PANDAs are saved and listed as we realize certain PANDAs can be mapped to many different
instruments. For this reason, an Auditor can filter through PANDAs (with the aid of drop down boxes) and

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choose from a window placed below with PANDAs listed in order from most commonly used. If the
auditor is unable to find a PANDA relevant to the instrument in question, he is able to create a new
PANDA, save it to the list then map it to the instrument.

The PANDA software also gives managers the opportunity to allocate certain PANDA fields as
mandatory fields; for example, under the valve class a manager might decide that collecting the Model
Number and Manufacturer is important and will label those fields as mandatory. These fields will be
highlighted with red text and if filled, will result in a green icon being attached to the asset (See PANDA
Icons for further information).

PANDA EQUIPMENT AND ICONS

Depending on the classification and status of a piece of equipment, icons displayed next to the
description in the hierarchy changes colour and design to make it easily distinguishable.

Figure 38 - PANDA Equipment Hierarchy

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Figure 39 - PANDA Screen Icons

Auditors are able to locate specific assets through the use of a simple search function located underneath
the hierarchy.

10.2 SYNCHRONISATION

PANDAs synchronisation function allows Auditors to synchronise their days work onto a central
database that is accessible from any location with internet connectivity. The function works by saving the
changes applied to a database through the PANDA software, applying the changes to a central database
then restoring that database onto the clients computer. By doing this, auditors and managers are able to
ensure that they do not audit the same asset twice. It also serves as a good way to ensure no data is lost
during the process; we understand the nature of the working environment can sometimes result in
sudden and unsalvageable loss of data.

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10.3 DASHBOARD FUNCTION:

PANDAs Dashboard function provides managers with clear and concise progress reporting and general
metrics information. Through a series of graphs and easy to read tables information such as the expected
completion date, number of equipment audited per day as well as general metrics such as percentage of
assets audited with no PANDA mapped, location status, Equipment missing, and many more is made
available to the project manager.

The Dashboard function can be accessed through any web browser making it easy to access with all the
information needed to make critical decisions at your fingertips (see figure 14)

Figure 40 - Dashboard Layout Example

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11 GENERAL SOFTWARE FEATURES

11.1 REPORTS

The reporting function in the OMCS software is extensive across the whole platform. Numerous reports are
provided as standard features of the software. These can all be filtered to extract the required fields and data from
the software. Reports can be filtered by a selection panel shown in Figure 41. All reports can be exported instantly
into Excel.

Figure 41 - Illustration of user defined reporting capability.


In addition, the software has an on-board, user programmable system where user specific reports can be created
and stored. Once these reports are created, they can be made available in the Master View Screen either in
graphical or text formats. The level of computer skill required to create user defined reports is similar to that
required to create reports in MS Access.

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Figure 42 - Illustration of the Customised Report Screen.

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Figure 43 - Illustration of the Custom Reporting Screen, Library and Query Text.

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11.2 INTERFACE TO EAM SYSTEMS

The eAM interface has been designed with a bridge connector to assist with mapping to other eAM packages such
as SAP, Oracle eAM and Maximo.

Readers are recommended to view the webinar that demonstrates the interface to SAP. The webinar can be found
at the following URL. Interfaces to other eAM systems will conform to the same principles.

General Demonstration of the PMO2000 SAP Interface;

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/841880994

Excel Task List Upload to SAP using PMO2000 SAP Interface;

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/991042842

11.3 PERMISSIONS AND USER RIGHTS

PMO2000 software is designed and operates as an enterprise system used across the globe set up for
simultaneous use by many sites and departments. Because of this the software has a comprehensive system of
permissions allowing administrators to specify functions, roles and responsibilities to groups of people or
individuals. Administrators can not only tailor the roles and responsibilities throughout the complete analysis and
approval process, they can prescribe these across the equipment areas and discipline. Figure 44 shows some of the

Figure 44 - Illustration of the permissions capability.

features available to system administrators.

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11.4 LINK DOCUMENTS TO ADDITIONAL OBJECTS

PMO2000 has existing capability to link or attach documents at many places throughout the software. These
features are illustrated in Figure 45.

Figure 45 - Illustration of the document linking function.

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12 BILL OF MATERIALS TOOL

The Bill of Material (BOM) Module has been developed specifically to provide a BOM creation method that can be
directed into SAP. Figure 46, Figure 48, Figure 49, Figure 47 and Figure 50 below illustrate the functionality. A
webinar has been created to allow Tractebel Engineering to understand the process. This webinar is available at the
following URL:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/764956811

Figure 46 - Illustrates the BOM / SAP functionality.

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Figure 47 - Illustrates the BOM functionality.

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Figure 49 - Illustrates the BOM functionality.

Figure 48- Illustrates the BOM functionality.

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Figure 50 - Illustrates the BOM functionality.

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13 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PMO2000 SOFTWARE

13.1 GENERAL

PMO2000 data structure has been built to allow a wide range of methods, processes and techniques that can be
applied to the derivation of maintenance strategy.

The data structure is based on three main tables:

An Equipment table,
A Task List table, and
A Job Plan or Schedules table.

These tables are linked via the TaskSchedule table as shown in Figure 51 which shows the principal data structure
of the software.

Figure 51 - Illustration of PMO2000 Principal Table Structure.

The key features of this arrangement are as follows:

13.2 EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

The equipment table is a flat structure that has primary keys independent of any eAM equipment numbering system
(equipnum) field. This means that an equipment structure can be built in many views without changing the
fundamental parameters of the equipment. For Example, equipment can be arranged in a process or system view, a
hierarchical or eAM equipment numbering system view without compromising any of the fundamental equipment
attributes and without losing the connection back into the eAM reference numbers or IDs. The means to link
equipment is via the Equipment Link table illustrated at Figure 52.

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By creating a variety of linking structures, users have the capability to view and analyse information against any
structure.

Figure 52 - Illustration of an equipment link method.

The other important point is that the PMO2000 software can contain more equipment items that are listed in the
eAM. This allows two things to happen:

Where the eAM is deficient, the correct hierarchy can be built in the PMO2000 software, approved
and then updated in the eAM, and
Analysts can add components and sub-components to the eAM equipment structure in order to
provide greater depth in their analysis.

13.3 TASK STRUCTURE

The task table is the main table where analysis is completed. The task table contains the failure mode field which is
the nucleus of all analysis. A task may have many failure modes. These can be selected from a library preset with
component, part, damage and cause, or typed in as free text.

The task table also contains failure consequence information. This drop down menu allows the analyst to determine
whether or not the failure mode is hidden or evident, and for evident failure modes, what the consequence of
failure would be.

Each task record is linked to an equipment item thereby creating an equipment based FMEA. Because the
equipment structure can be represented in many ways (System / Process / Circuit, eAM equipment numbering
system etc) the analysis methods applied can be almost infinite. The task table has links to many other tables,
including but not limited to, Failure Consequence (Hidden, Hazard, Operational etc), Interval, Function, Machine
state (online, off line etc). The task table can be easily customised to suit any local requirements.

Task records can be cloned by a mouse drag and drop. This means that a master library can be created with changes
to masters selectively copied through to the clones. This feature saves a massive amount of time when analysing
similar components that have common operating context.

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The task table is supported by a task link table which links revisions to tasks. This approach provides the capacity for
change control and approval mechanisms within the software. Figure 53 illustrates how this link works in the data

Figure 53 - Illustration of the means by which tasks can be revised.


structure.

13.4 SCHEDULES STRUCTURE

The schedules table is called the JobPlanSchedule in the software. This table stores groups of tasks together in
packages with an order (routing or sequence). Any task within the database can go on any schedule which means
that analysts are not tied to rigid equipment hierarchy structures to perform analysis.

The schedules table has a primary field called ScheduleID. Because all tasks are linked to equipment so by
reference through the task table, the schedules, also link to equipment. Data from the schedules tables are the only
data that flow through to the eAM.

Schedules can contain other schedules as well as tasks so that an interface to an eAM can be configured to have task
lists that contain task, schedules or a combination of both.

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