Today, one of the key strategies in the industry is to maximize the value added of products and, consequently, create long-term value for shareholders, paying particular attention to productivity. A closer look at the performance of leading and prominent companies, these companies have identified the following two main axes as a general framework for implementation plans and programs for achieving these strategic goals:
Increasing the amount of assets available for utilization (Asset Utilization)
Cost Structure Improvement
Important indicators regarding asset utilization rate according to international standards and books are:
Maintenance ability (Maintainability)
On the other hand, in the Production Cost section, operating costs are generally fixed, but maintenance costs will vary.
Therefore, according to the above mentioned, one of the most modern methods to achieve the above strategic goals is to use the Risk Based Inspection as an integrated asset management tool (Asset Integrity Management) to make more effective Preventive Maintenance System.
Risk Based Inspection is a new method of collecting data, analyzing statistical data and information from Operation and Maintenance Data (Inspection and Failure Data And Condition Monitoring in a process of oil, gas or petrochemicals) that calculates and determines the risk of operating units, equipment and pipelines.
The Benefits of Establishing Risk-Based Inspection System:
Reducing the cost of technical inspection
Ability to identify and prevent the occurrence of unplanned production stoppages and increase the operating time of service units.
Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of design and inspection plans, maintenance and repairs
Increasing the reliability of units and equipment.
Increasing the safety level of Operation
Increasing the availability of units and equipment
Planning and planning corrective actions aimed at reducing risk