Power Utilities know the value of having optimised reliability and availability and solid asset management strategies. We have worked with many energy utilities throughout the world to improve availability of supply and reduce life costs of asset maintenance and replacement.
Companies that have enaged ARMS have included Portland General Electric, Avista Utilities, Energy Australia, Mighty River Power, Snowy Hydro and Western Power.
Services we have performed for Energy Utilities have included
- Optimized maintenance plans through use of RCMCost
- RCM Study documenting the key failure modes and criticality
- Budget predictions, labor usage, spares usage and asset strategy reports
- Manpower requirements of the proposed design
Reliability Block Diagram model to generate a criticality ranking of elements within the network in order to assist long term planning
Availability study in AvSim of Power Plant
Availability Prediction for individual equipment, areas of plant or total system
Ranking of critical items impacting on availability or outage frequency
Generated the availability and outage frequency predictions.
Simulated 50 year lifecycle cost for sootblower at power utility