The effective maintenance management within chemical plants is a critical feature of plant operation, both in establishing the conditions for safe ..
ongoing operation of the plant after commissioning and in supporting the commercial success of the business. Many companies focus on the cost of the maintenance organisation, rather than on the benefits that they can provide, and in doing so, the real potential for maintenance organisations to make significant contributions to business success are often lost. Ultimately, and assuming that the commercial department is able to sell the product that is produced, the contribution of a maintenance organisation can most effectively be measured in terms of its ability to generate sustained improvements with time in the total (fixed and variable) cost per unit volume of production.
To make plant engineers aware of the importance of overall equipment availability at the least cost.
To manage the organisational changes required to maximise the contribution and generate sustained im
To teach financial principles to enable engineers to arrive at the least cost options in solving a t
To enable project engineers to justify higher initial cost where lower overall life cycle cost
To make all participants aware of the time value of money and the Cost of Non-Compliance (PONC).