Reduce maintenance management and procurement costs
Define equipment hierarchy and structure
Clearly define equipment bill of materials (BoM) and parts ID
Facilitate spare parts recommendations and parts lists
Facilitate inventory management and control
Provide the basis for designing your PM program
Provide the information for warranty issues
AIM is the information that is critical to maintaining assets through a maintenance management system and the information that is critical to efficient supply chain management.
Some asset information that is crucial to have at your fingertips:
Approximately 40% of assets and spare parts in vendor manuals are incorrect. This leads to poor PM performance and poor Supply Chain performance. AIM is no just data collection-- it is a basis for warranty information, it is required for proper PM design, and it is the root of a successful asset management program.
Wrong Original Equipment Manufacturer: ROSEWAY instead of ROSEMOUNT pressure transmitters; ACCURATE valves instead of FISHER. These errors make it impossible to go out for lowest bids on similar equipment.
Incomplete Identification: Valve descriptions such as “1” SW Globe Valve” instead of “FISHER/BAUMAN, Type ES, Air Operated Globe Valve, NPS 1” Flanged, Rated CL300/720 PSI CSP, Port Size 1-5/16, Plug SST/HF, Stem SST, Body SST, Seat CO Allow, Serial #F000317414, Actuator Type 657, Size 30, Travel ¾”, Digital Valve Controller, Fieldvue, Part # DVC2000HC, Input Signal 4-20 mA, Output Air Signal Range 7-101 PSI, For BC 2, Tag No: 0-PCV-UE-1913 Pressure Control Valve on High Flow Return Line (Common Circulation Module), Parent Tag: 0-CM-HP, DWG.: 0M-6210-SH_0203, Size: 1” Flanged”. These errors will not allow accurate procurement of spare parts.
Drawings and Bill of Materials are Not Correctly Linked: Such errors lead to maintenance errors, incorrect lock-out-tag-out procedures, etc.
Drawings Poorly Labeled: Examples include incomplete title block ("Tier 1" only), incorrect system reference, red-lines not corrected on corporate drawings, etc. Makes finding the right drawing very difficult and leads to hoarding drawings.
"Asset Information Management deliverables support cost reductions in new projects by 4% of capital expenditures. Improving maintenance management save direct maintenance costs by 2% to 5% and leads to improved plant availability." Dalip Dud, Shell Oil Company