Asset Integrity Management
VisualAIM's asset integrity management team of inspection specialists, corrosion and mechanical engineers and business analysts bring knowledge management and experience for delivering sustainable and continuously improving mechanical and asset integrity management to those industries served including but not limited to oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream as well as chemicals and power.
Failure Mode Effect Criticality Analysis - FMECA
File under been there done that... Owner operator desires to better manage their critical compressors to improve reliability, productivity and value to the corporation.Current program is primarily reactive with little benefits from predictive and preventive maintenance.Performance standards can be better aligned with rotating equipment.Performance KPIs can be expanded and measured.Ability to track failures as they develop can be improved.Improving the current program to better understand and prevent failures before the develop can bring significant value.
Reliability Centered Maintenance
Whether utilizing embedded RCM applications within VisualAIM or enhancing existing CM, PdM and PM tasks for electrical, mechanical and I&C, VisualAIM business analysts and engineers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the RCM process and applying a systems view of reliability across all asset families and systems. This result is an optimized asset management program with consideration given to low economic, safety, or environmental impact.
Operational Readiness Handover
Operations Readiness plans the execution of O&M program development activities that contribute to the successful, cost effective, safe startup, and on-going operation of a facility.These activities are carried out during the Pre-FEED, FEED & EPC phases. Using integrated risk based reliability and MRO techniques, the Operational Readiness model focuses on the Operations team that will run the facility for the 20-40 years after it is built. By taking advantage of the opportunity to pre-invest in the future of the facility during the Engineering stages, clients are not only able to reduce their annual OPEX costs by 10-20%, but also enhances safety and achieve the facility’s design availability through integrated Risk Based Reliability and MRO techniques.
Data Collection, creating the digital file system
The data validation process cost effectively extracts the required data fields from structured and unstructured data/ For asset counts ranging from 100 to as high as three to four thousand data source documents can fill forty or fifty or more file cabinets. VisualAIM delivers a retrievable electronic database of unstructured data such as U-1 forms indexed according to a master equipment list delineated by plant, process unit, system and asset. Using optical character recognition (OCR), VisualAIM creates a digital library of scanned documents that can also be populated into target databases supporting applications such as inspection data management systems, and risk based inspection.
The corrosion engineer determines the susceptibility of damage mechanisms and the corrosion rates affecting the as-is condition of an asset. Because the ability to state the corrosion rate precisely is limited by equipment complexity, process and metallurgical variations, inaccessibility for inspection, and limitations of inspection and test methods, the corrosion engineer will utilize tools like VisualAIM to facilitate determining susceptibility of damage mechanisms based on process and operating conditions as well as materials of construction available to the models in VisualAIM.
Assessment benchmarking value based performance improvement
VisualAIM's asset integrity and asset management assessment studies characterizes the plant’s overall performance in Productivity based on the performance in a series of industry recognized financial and non-financial metrics.Individual metrics and metric categories are weighted on the basis of their overall impact on the profitability of the site and compared to more than sixty five (65) benchmarks from our direct experience.
Human Factor Analyses and Cultural Transformation
Developing a total equipment health plan requires a systems view of reliability that includes process and equipment condition monitoring, preventive maintenance, condition based maintenance and predictive maintenance uderpinned by reactive maintenance, spare parts management and root cause failure analysis. Integral to all these analytics is the human factor and work process facilitating te measured objectives of the program. VisualAIM's human factor and cultural transformation consultants provide insight into key elements affecting the human factor and its contribution to the reliability.
Risk Based Inspection
VisualAIM consultants, engineers and inspection specialists bring hundreds of years experience delivering risk based inspection programs across a number of technologies including VisualAIM drawings and our API 581 compliant technology. The integrated best practice on the job training and work process delivers a sustainable and continuously improving program whose knowledge transfer is second to none.