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Enabling RCM & TPM for Energy Sector

 Enabling RCM & TPM for Energy Sector - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Device Management Platforms
Applicable Industries
  • Renewable Energy
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
About The Customer
A Solar Cell Manufacturer with 2 factories, more than 40 engineers, integrated with OA (Office Automation) & ERP(Enterprise Resources Planning) Purchasing Process.
The Challenge

The customer company need a centric-view of all equipment & assets, so as to enable RCM (Reliability-Centered Maintenance) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) process. The customer's goal is to fully utilize the life-cycle of equipment and thus improving their OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).

The Solution

The customer engaged Shanghai Rockbay Information Technology and its GWG Equipment Maintenance System solution to perform plant maintenance and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) system. GWG concentrated on plant maintenance & equipment operating status management. The application visualized equipment status as well as master data including functional location, equipment’s, parts, FMEA records, maintenance bill of material etc. The application was also integrated with several customised maintenance process, which served as data warehouse for business analytics. The applications recorded every failure, incident, maintenance, status checking and other related information. System Functions: • Equipment Profile and Structure Facility & Factory • Plan & Work Order • Maintenance Processes • Parts Inventory • Analysis & Report Technology Deployed: GWG Equipment Maintenance System

Data Collected
Maintenance Requirements, Number Of Connected Devices, Operation Performance, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Product Lifecycle
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
    RCM setup enables all engineering staffs from different factory sites to access on one single platform.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Production Uptime]
    By leveraging on system knowledge, the breakdown time is expected to reduce through the enabled service-level maintenance.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Inventory Management]
    Generate MRO Purchase request & integrated with company’s OA system, it could find alternative spare parts & utilize spare parts inventory
Quantitative Benefit
  • Increased OEE by 20%

  • Reduced software purchasing investment by 60%

  • Reduced spare parts inventory by 30%

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