Plant systems integration using the SAMI model to achieve asset effectiveness in modern plants

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dc.contributor.author Joubert, Andrè
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-01T09:47:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-01T09:47:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-01T09:47:37Z
dc.date.submitted 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10352/96
dc.description Thesis (D. Tech. (Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Process Control and Computer Systems))--Vaal University of Technology. en
dc.description.abstract In recent years, industrial plant maintenance has changed dramatically. These changes are due to a considerable increase in the number and variety of physical plant assets, increased design complexity, new maintenance techniques and changing perspectives regarding on how to perform maintenance effectively. Managers at modern process plants are becoming increasingly aware of the extent to which equipment failure affects safety and the environment. Process plant personnel are limited in their ability to accurately and consistently evaluate the health of plant assets. Due to poor record keeping, maintenance staff often has little defence against aging equipment and asset failures. As a result companies have undertaken to implement planned equipment maintenance schedules and install new technology to allow for efficient tracking and analysing of equipment health across the board. The introduction of an integrated asset management solution is presented in this thesis. The integrated asset management solution will assist maintenance staff to cost-effectively predict the probability of asset failure prior to the occurrence of any actual plant incidents. The integrated solution documented in this thesis will be implemented at the Sasol Solvents site to enhance plant availability, maximum up time for all plant assets and plant safety. Strategic Asset Management Inc. (SAMI) uses the Operational Reliability Maturity Continuum model to improve profitability, efficiency and equipment reliability. The SAMI empirical model employs various stages to address improved performance and asset management and was used as a guideline to develop an integrated solution to optimise plant performance and profits. The integrated asset management solution, documented in this thesis, was developed with the intended function of bringing information from diverse plant based systems and field equipment to the maintenance personnel in an understandable interface so that the information can be used to improve the reliability and availability of all plant assets. en
dc.format.extent xxi, 194, 21 leaves :graphs en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.requires Adobe 8.0 en
dc.subject Plant maintenance en
dc.subject Industrial plant maintenance en
dc.subject Industrial plant assets en
dc.subject Equipment failure - Industrial plants en
dc.subject Asset failures - Industrial plants en
dc.subject Equipment tracking-Industrial plants en
dc.subject Integrated asset management solution en
dc.subject Sasol Solvents en
dc.subject Strategic Asset Management Inc. en
dc.subject SAMI en
dc.subject Operational Reliability Maturity Continuum model en
dc.subject Plant profits en
dc.subject.ddc 658.202 en
dc.subject.lcsh Plant maintenance en
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial equipment|xMaintenance and repair en
dc.title Plant systems integration using the SAMI model to achieve asset effectiveness in modern plants en
dc.type Thesis en


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