Creating an industry leading comprehensive asset management plan takes a lot of knowhow and years of expertise in a given field. In this forum we will explain what the key elements for an Electrical Infrastructure Asset Management plan are, industry best practices for achieving each element and why having one is critical to operational excellence.
A comprehensive asset management plan for electrical infrastructure is composed of several aspects, but the following are key pillars:
- Defining what exactly is present on site. This includes, but not limited to structures types, conductor types, cables, hardware, transformers, switches and protection and control equipment.
- Identification of current deficiencies, categorizing them by severity and remediating as required.
- Creation of a spare parts list and strategies; especially the hard to procure, obsoletes and “can’t live without” items.
- Power system assessment including but not limited to protection and control, insulation coordination and harmonic analysis, to ensure that the system is indeed operating as it should and not allowing outages where they don’t need to be.
- Developing a comprehensive, reliable and up to-date Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that supports preventative maintenance program based on Reliability Centered Maintenance.
For each of the above we will go into detail of what expert from field inspectors to engineers are best suited for each element and you will learn how to achieve each one of these goals in a cost-effective manner and reduce your risk of having an expensive unplanned outage, allowing you to focus on your core business of oil & gas.