A Criticality Assessment and Technology Selection Process (CATS Process) is designed to:
■ Critically assess each plant asset based on the consequences of its failure (loss of function)
■ Identify any relevant CBM techniques required to prevent its failure
A Monition Specialist will attend your site with a CATS Process tablet. The attributes for this process are so the developed CBM workload can be agreed based on a true understanding of the impact of each asset (in terms of potential failure) will have in the business.
This knowledge allows workload to be targeted and made manageable (risk management) depending on the level avoidance (criticality) that each site wishes to achieve. The correct techniques will be selected to help mitigate likely failure events, and well derived frequency setting for monitoring will be established. This will provide a best practice platform for all future developments.
Criticality Assessment and Technology Selection Process benefits include:
■ Criticality of plant items established
■ Determines business objectives
■ Appropriate CBM techniques selected for your plant to soften against likely failure modes
■ Risk Management - workload targeted and managed
■ CBM data collection frequencies derived through best practice
■ Identifies CBM set-up costs (online, guard modifications etc)