Presentation on theme: "Lubrication – Getting it Right Nick Thomas North Sea & Caspian Sales Manager 11 February 2004 at 1500."— Presentation transcript:
Lubrication – Getting it Right Nick Thomas North Sea & Caspian Sales Manager 11 February 2004 at 1500
Agenda Lubrication – Getting it Right –Cultural Change can be the answer Individual Elements –Product Selection –Contaminant Exclusion & Removal –Oil Condition Monitoring –Storage & Handling –Awareness, Education, Training & Skills Management –Evaluation of Programme
Lubrication – Getting it Right The Prize of imbedding best in class lubrication practices –Increased Reliability –Reduced Downtime –Maximise Value –Increased Profits
Critical Steps to Success Identify Opportunities for improvement Action Plan developed –Implement changes identified –Culture transformation Action Plan implemented (12,24,36 months or more) Plan for continuous improvement
Plan, Design & Implement (outline) Phase 1 - Plan –Training a critical component Awareness Training for all stakeholders –What, why & when –Open forum discussion groups Discuss specific roles of group, departments –Educating management Supervision of implementation (team leaders) Upper management (financial support) –Assess Maintenance Management system New programme needs to complement
Plan, Design & Implement (outline) Phase 2 – Design –Design Lubrication PMs, Contamination Control, Oil Analysis, Lube-Handling, Lubrication Selection –Installation Hardware, equipment modifications –Documentation Incorporate best practice in parallel with installation Baseline for continuous improvement –Training/Coaching Ideas at awareness become embedded Team members start to take ownership
Plan, Design & Roll Out (outline) Phase 3 – Roll Out –New procedures within MMS completed and tested –Formal & on-the-job training for new procedures –Evaluation
Lubrication PMs Audit of lubrication PMs –Missing –Not Required –Changed to reflect best practice
Contamination Control Contamination affects machine wear and lubrication degradation rates –Build in reliability –Extended life Contamination Control Programme –Optimise targets –Method to suit application
Oil Analysis & Inspection Systems (OCM) Provides –Check that contamination control & lubrication management efforts are effective –Advance warning enabling targeted response to conditions that compromise reliability Are you Maximising value?
Handling & Storage Consider lubricants as a working component in mechanical systems just like a bearing, valves. Lubricant Packaging –Know consumption Rates –Maintain Safety stock –How much space available –Condition of storage facility Recommended Storage Life –Factors that impact
Value of Effective training Cost of an Untrained Workforce –Expensive & Wasteful Oil Analysis –Undetected Faults & Failures –High Cost of Lubrication –Poorly specified Equipment parts –High labour costs –High Cost of Reactive Maintenance –Costly Mistakes that lead to Premature Failure –High Machine Energy Consumption
Summarise Investing Time & Capital in Best in Class Lubricants Management will improve reliability & reduce downtime medium to longer term. No quick fix Cohesive Plan needed for a change in long term approach
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