ARMS Reliability Capability Statement


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ARMS Reliability are highly experienced practitioners in RCM and RCA methodology and have helped many companies throughout the world improve their reliability and asset management programs.

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ARMS Reliability Capability Statement

  1. 1. Capability Statement
  2. 2. CAPABILITIESARMS Reliability is a service, training and software organisation providing a “one stop shop” for Reliability Engineering, RAMSand Maintenance Optimization for both new and existing projects. Our aim is to empower our clients with the knowledge andexpertise to make asset management decisions,that optimize plant maintenance, reliability and availability at the lowest cost andrisk.We have proven success on RAMS studies for major capital projects where our Reliability experts develop whole-of-life modelsincluding design verification, maintenance plan optimisation, budget forecast, risk evaluation, resource requirements, auto loadingplans and matching technical work plans to Asset Management Systems. For existing plants, our ability to model and optimizeexisting plant performance leads to immediate and direct results both operationally and on the bottom line.Our team of reliability engineers has completed over 400 projects over the past 10 years across mining, power, utilities, oil & gasand manufacturing for both new and existing operations.The combination of expert knowledge, powerful software, simple methodology and practical training ensures maintainers andperformance managers can be proactive in managing their assets, use data to identify variation and ensure their equipment deliversthe required level of capacity whilst minimizing risks to the business.ARMS Reliability are engaged to:• Perform RAMS analysis on major capital projects to build Reliability in their Design• Develop optimized maintenance plans and work instructions with criticality, resource predictions, zero based budgets and implementation roadmap.• Evaluate their existing plant performance and identify bottlenecks and improvement opportunities, given the configuration, redundancy, spares logistics and maintenance strategies.• Help them quantify whether their current maintenance strategy for new or existing equipment is able to deliver the required business results• Reduce the high cost of unplanned maintenance• Eliminate lost revenue caused by unplanned maintenance• Escape a reactive maintenance culture• Eliminate recurring problems• Train them in the latest Reliability methods
  3. 3. WHAT DIFFERENTIATES ARMS RELIABILITY FROM OTHERRELIABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS?ARMS Reliability understands that technology and expertise can differ between suppliers, and the ability to provide reliabilityconsultation services is competitive. The services provided by ARMS Reliability are unique, and help us to differentiateourselves from our competition in the market place, whilst maintaining a unique value proposition to our clients.The information below explains the expertise, technological details and product features that distinguish our supply of goods andservices from that of competitors. Isograph RAMS Software: ARMS Reliability sell and support the Isograph range of integrated Reliability Engineering software. These tools encompass Reliability, Maintainability, Availability, Life Cycle Costing, and Safety Studies. Our relationship with isograph ensures we are utilizing the best available tools to complete client projects, whilst remaining at the forefront of industry trends and developments. Mature Software / Mature Implementation: The Isograph software range has been in use since 1986. These mature software products are in use at over 7,000 sites around the world. ARMS Reliability have supplied supported and trained customers on Isograph software products since 1997. Real Data Handling: Our maintenance studies and tools can assign probability distributions which represent the failure or repair characteristics of a given failure mode. Failure parameters can be assigned based on knowledge and experience of people involved or using historical data. This means that equipment and system models can be built by a team for new or existing equipment, and the assumptions tracked as data is accumulated over time. Alternatively, where failure data exists it can be used to feed the data sets in our maintenance optimization tools. ARMS Reliability use a Weibull calculator to automatically fit the selected distribution to the data provided and display the results graphically. Data may be entered manually by the user or imported from other packages such as SAP, Maximo or Ellipse through Portals Integrated Spares Handling: Predicted Spares usage for planned and unplanned maintenance is a key output of our maintenance tools and studies. This provides for optimized spares holding levels at site, or depot and considers the logistics delay time from the manufacturer, whether it is repairable, and also if there are multiple sites drawing from the one spares warehouse. Production Capacity: Our maintenance studies and tools allow loss of production to be modeled as well system availability. Production flow is modeled by specifying maximum capacity values for component blocks in the network diagram. A buffer distribution allows intermediate storage, stockpiles and buffers to be modeled. This gives a direct means of modeling the impact of maintenance tactics, design, sparing policy and equipment reliability on the production capacity of a plant or fleet. Forward Predictions: Our maintenance studies and tools predict budgets, risks, reliability, availability, production capacity, spares over any user specified lifecycle.
  4. 4. Net Present Value in Lifecycle Cost Calculations:Our maintenance studies and tools takes the output of forward cost predictions as well as other costs such as energy,operations, raw materials, engineering, disposal, support overheads, etc and considers the time value of money in calculatingthe lifecycle costs and comparing alternative scenarios.AVAILABLE SERVICESConsulting Services available for new or existing projects:• RAMS Analysis,• Building Reliability Block Models,• RCM studies,• Spares optimization,• Reliability of Design evaluation,• Maintenance requirement analysis,• Lifecycle studies,• Evaluating Risk,• FMEA,• Zero based budgeting,• RCA facilitation,• Evaluation of Existing Maintenance Programs,• Criticality Analysis,• Opportunity Assessment,• Bottleneck studies,• Maintenance Plan documentation,• Risk Based Inspection Program Development.• Interfacing solutions to other software,• Software Development.These services can be provided as a standalone service or project to a set of defined deliverables. Team facilitation exercises, mentoringroles to an in-house team, supplementary resource to augment project resources, pilot projects or as a training exercise.Software consulting and development is also available for tailoring specific software solutions or adding functionality to existingproducts.Skill Based Training Courses are also available and attendance is either by subscription to a public seminar or purchase of in-house training.
  5. 5. EXPECTED BENEFITS1. Plant Modeling and Production Capacity PredictionA facility that has been modelled by ARMS Reliability can expect to:• Have a Reliability Block Model that accurately predicts production capacity• Be able to use the model to evaluate major changes in plant design, equipment replacement, modifications, changes to shutdown intervals, changes to production objectives. • Compare actual production levels to the maximum possible and identify losses. • Identify the “Capacity Killers” in each major area of production. • Predict production capacity over a forward horizon of 5-10 years. 2. Optimising Costs Through Increased Reliability A facility that has been modelled by ARMS Reliability can expect to: • Increase the percentage of planned work. • Increase Schedule Maintenance Compliance, • Decrease the cost of failure as well as less safety and environmental risk levels. • Reduce the ratio of unplanned reactive work 3. Spares Selection and Optimization A facility that has been modelled by ARMS Reliability can expect to: • Reduce unnecessary stock levels, and • Take into account repair and rotable options. • Reduce lost downtime waiting for spares 4. Lifecycle Costing A facility that has been modeled by ARMS Reliability can expect to: • Make lowest overall cost of ownership decisions when purchasing equipment • Not maintain equipment beyond its economic life. • Compare alternative scenarios throughout equipment life. • Plan capital replacement requirements over a 5-10 year horizon. Realizable Business Benefits are reflected in Lag KPI’s such as: • Greater Uptime, • increased OEE, • Increased Plant Availability, • Increased Production Capacity, • Faster and more reliable project ramp ups, • Lower cost of Operation. • Managed Safety and Environmental Risk relating to Equipment Management.
  6. 6. Recreated LOGO Clients Recreated LOGO Projects • BHP Billiton Jansen – RAMS Model to • BHP Billiton Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project – Review Current Design: Pre Feasibility Maintenance Strategy Development • Peabody Energy – D11 Dozers – Optimize • BHP Iron Ore “East Yard: Car Dumper 3 to Maintenance Strategy, Compare Repair vs Replace Shiploader 3” reliability model (2009) • Collahuasi – Bucyrus 495B1 & 495HR Shovels • Anaconda Nickel Project • Blair Athol Coal – Dragline Maintenance Strategy Review • Zinifex Century Mine • Blair Athol Coal – Defect Elimination Program • BMA Blackwater, Coal Prep Plant • Anglo Gold – Asset Integrity Review • Argyle Diamonds Crushing Plant • BHP Billiton Iron Ore : Port Expansion - • BHP Olympic Dam Expansion Maintenance Strategy Development • BHP Cannington Proposed Expansion Project N CONTACT INFORMATIO AUSTRALIA VICTORIA NEW SOUTH WALES WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6-8 Sinclair St Unit 5B, 555 High St 1, 11 First Avenue 03 5255 5357 Ocean Grove Maitland Applecross Victoria, 3227 NSW, 2320 WA, 6153 NORTH AMERICA TEXAS 3921 Steck Ave 512 795 5291 Suite A120 Austin TX