Case Studies

Refining facility rapidly turns around plant bankruptcy, through overhaul of CMMS and Maintenance Strategies with OnePM®.

Refining facility rapidly turns around plant bankruptcy, through overhaul of CMMS and Maintenance Strategies with OnePM®.

Arms Reliability Case Study: A refining facility was shut down after only 18 months in operation, following; Catastrophic equipment failure, Damage due to undesirable and unsafe maintenance practices, Negative environmental impact, Ultimately, plant bankruptcy. Driven by a run-to-failure maintenance strategy, a “maintain production at all costs” mandate, and an underutilized computer maintenance management system [CMMS], a complete overhaul of their approach to maintenance was needed for the refinery to re-open. ARMS Reliability was brought in to diagnose, assess, overhaul and rebuild the facility’s CMMS master data structure and maintenance strategies. Using OnePM®, we dramatically increased the speed at which the new maintenance strategies could be deployed through the asset hierarchy (around 80% faster than traditional methods that lack the scalability of OnePM®) via integration with the CMMS, to over 6,500 assets. Using the newly developed maintenance strategy with the CMMS, the refinery can now sustain performance and get the most from their assets – and do so with a new understanding of how justified maintenance strategies support and enhance the sustainability of the company as a whole.  

Major global oil & gas producer improves speed, quality, and cost of maintenance builds for capital projects with OnePM®

Major global oil & gas producer improves speed, quality, and cost of maintenance builds for capital projects with OnePM®

ARMS Reliability Case Study: A super-major oil and gas producer’s large capital-project [Capex] maintenance builds were: costing too much and taking too long using a traditional maintenance-build approach; resulting in poor-quality maintenance strategies; not utilizing current operational-failure data from the company’s dozen worldwide regions; and not retaining intellectual property following maintenance builds to leverage data from one capital project to the next. The client selected ARMS Reliability’s OnePM®-powered Asset Strategy Management [ASM] approach to complete their capital-project maintenance builds moving forward. This solution significantly simplified the process of completing maintenance builds – streamlining file and data management, substantially reducing the number of outside contractors necessary, halving the costs associated with capital-project maintenance builds, and dramatically improving the quality of
the maintenance strategies developed and later passed along to operations. The company is now 5-10x more efficient than it had been in building maintenance strategies, saving manpower, time, and ultimately, money. The client also has the ability to ensure data consistency and successful loads to SAP, all in an automated fashion. Additionally, the company can now retain their maintenance build intellectual property – easily comparing projects and regions, and leveraging improvements via deployment across all relevant assets and projects.