Integrated preventive maintenance

By their very nature, oil and gas marine terminals and installations are located in a hostile environment for any equipment. Industry bodies such as SIGTTO and OCIMF, recognize that the greatest risk of cargo escape occurs when a vessel is moored to the jetty, and that safety is only assured if the mooring and monitoring
equipment function correctly.

As such, ongoing preventative maintenance is an important part of best practice facilities management.

The goal of a successful preventive maintenance program is to establish consistent practices designed to improve the performance and safety of the equipment at your property.

Moreover, the planned maintenance of equipment will help to improve equipment life and avoid any unplanned maintenance activity.  A successful preventive maintenance program is dependent on the cooperation of all the parties involved.  Engineering managers must rely on the knowledge, ideas, and contributions of all the maintenance personnel at the property.

Unfortunately, the implementation of a preventive maintenance program can be time consuming and costly.  This creates constant debate as to whether a preventive maintenance program is worth installing.  Will all the man hours and money invested in the program outweigh emergency repairs? From our years of experience, we believe that when the program is properly operated the benefits exceed the costs.

Here are other important benefits of a properly operated preventive maintenance program:

  • Equipment downtime is decreased and the number of major repairs are reduced.
  • Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of equipment
  • Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance workers due to working on a scheduled basis instead of a crash basis to repair breakdowns
  • Timely, routine repairs circumvent fewer large-scale repairs
  • Improved safety and quality conditions for everyone