Implementing Risk-based Work Selection practices for Shutdown Maintenance will increase plant utilization and reduce cost.
Are you selecting, planning, scheduling, and executing unnecessary maintenance and equipment repairs during shutdowns that are causing you to run over budget and extend the shutdown duration? Are you making repairs to equipment during shutdowns that can Safely be executed on a routine basis or on equipment that had a long remaining life and did not require repairs until a future shutdown?
If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, chances are that you have a problem with your shutdown work selection practices and process and specifically with your practices and partnership with Operation to do the right work during the outage that will result in Safe shutdown that is on schedule, and within budget.
The savings from implementing risk-based work selection practices is significant. Below is an example of a risk matrix from a plant that using this tool to select and determine the right work that will result in a reliably running plant until the next scheduled shutdown.
Risk matrix reflected business objectives and provided a framework for decision-making throughout the organization, thereby ensuring a level of consistency across the site in-line with the overall strategic objectives.
Fundamental to optimizing Shutdown Maintenance Improvements, Preventative Maintenance Equipment Strategies, Routine Maintenance, and Capital work.