If you are a manager of an industrial equipment park, whatever your job (inspector, maintenance manager, unit manager…), an“industrial platform” concerns you.
Without any knowledge of IT, you can now understand the global functioning of this type of solution, which is essential when the performance and reliability of your at-risk equipment are your #1 issues.
The goal of a digital industrial platform is to create as many connections as there are actors linked to the equipment – also known as an asset – and to process all its data in order to create high-value information to optimize the life cycle of this asset.
In other words, an industrial platform in the sense of SiRFULL, is not only a technological toolbox to develop functionalities, but also a set of applications usable by the different professions working to maintain the proper functioning of industrial installations with high constraints.
“Our thinking, with SiRFULL |asset management®, does not stop at sensors and predictive analysis, our project is to offer a unique exchange ecosystem for operators, maintenance / inspection departments, managers, subcontractors, with the ability to integrate numerous applications that cover the functions of each“Vincent Saling, Marketing Manager. “Our solution sits at the intersection of turnkey functionality for maintenance and an Enterprise Asset Management / CMMS.”
This cross-fertilization of applications – called “Mashup” – helps companies to :
As in all good recipes, you need ingredients. In this case, these ingredients are technologies that will allow a developer of the platform to realize useful functionalities for business problems. Among these technologies, you will find, among others:
In the media, technologies related to predictive analytics are very often cited. These analyses encompass a variety of techniques from statistics and knowledge extraction from data. This particular data mining establishes future trends and patterns of behavior. The application of predictive analytics to the industrial world offers opportunities in terms of failure prediction and downtime optimization.
Examples of concrete applications will be seen below (chapter III – What can be done with an industrial platform for asset management)
Some terms are familiar to you (Mobile, Cloud, IoT), others perhaps less so, such as“xRM technology“.
xRM technology is the infrastructure of the SiRFULL platform, or Framework. These are the foundations where we will attach the algorithms and technologies.
However, this infrastructure is chosen in particular for its capacity to carry out extended relations“.
The possibilities of the “extended relationship” have particularly seduced hundreds of users of the SiRFULL platform. Indeed, this innovative way of digitally managing assets is rapidly bringing value to the industrial world. Explanation :
Thus, the “xRM” technology allows :
==> With SiRFULL, the management of information flows related to your assets, as well as many other elements (such as the layout of fields and the structure of forms), can be configured without any knowledge of a particular computer language thanks to our “xRM” technology;
Different parts of your organization can now easily access and manipulate information about your asset base in a collaborative and harmonized ecosystem.
With the help of features specifically dedicated to maintenance, your teams can :
These predictive models proposed by the industrial platform SiRFULL | asset management® allow to automatically suggest the most optimal maintenance methods by assets(CBM – condition based maintenance, systemic preventive, predictive). The capabilities of this functionality are increased tenfold when data from sensors linked to the equipment are injected and update these models in real time.
This platform functionality is largely based on“Reliability Centered Maintenance“(RCM), an enterprise-level maintenance strategy that is implemented to optimize a company’s or facility’s maintenance program. The end result of an RCM program is the implementation of a specific maintenance strategy on each of the facility’s assets. Maintenance strategies are optimized to maintain plant productivity using cost-effective maintenance techniques.
Also, the platform is able to take into account“Risk Based Maintenance“(RBM) if it is chosen as a maintenance method. This method prioritizes maintenance resources based on which assets are most at risk in the event of failure. It is a methodology for determining the most economical use of maintenance resources. This is done so that the maintenance effort to be provided on an installation is optimized to minimize any risk of failure.
Also, condition-based maintenance(CBM) is a maintenance strategy that monitors the actual condition of the asset to decide what maintenance to perform. CBM requires that maintenance be performed only when certain indicators show signs of declining performance or impending failure. Verification of a machine for these indicators can include non-invasive measurements, visual inspection, performance data, and scheduled tests. Condition data can then be collected at certain intervals or continuously (with internal sensors).
Unlike planned maintenance (PM), where maintenance is performed based on predefined scheduled intervals, condition-based maintenance is performed only after a decrease in equipment condition has been observed. Compared to preventive maintenance, this increases the time between maintenance repairs, as maintenance is performed as needed.
Finally,“Total Productive Maintenance “(TPM) is also a strategy managed in the platform. This method works on the idea that everyone in a facility should be involved in maintenance, rather than just the maintenance team. This approach utilizes the skills of all employees and seeks to integrate maintenance into the daily performance of a facility.
Via modules specially dedicated to inspection, your teams can :
Going further than a traditional CMMS, the platform offers a handling of the inspection based on criticality when it is practiced in your company. This approach is designed to optimize asset inspection. Specifically, the goal is to minimize risk without making unnecessary inspections. The aim of the method is to increase the duration of operation (reduce plant stoppages) and extend the life of the equipment while maintaining an equivalent level of risk, or even reducing it.
In addition, the platform natively supports European and national regulations applicable to SEVESO sites. Having a register of recommendations from different countries embedded in a single platform has many practical advantages, especially if you need to manage the inspection of multiple industrial sites in multiple countries.
With the support of dedicated management features, plant coordinators and managers can :
In short, the industrial platform connects you to the life cycle of your assets. Manufacturing and operational data are tracked in a collaborative ecosystem that is adaptable to your context.
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