IoT for EAM
In asset intensive industries operational control rooms are common place. Remote Condition Monitoring (RCM) and intelligent assets that communicate their status have also been around for decades. But all so often these are disconnected or siloed worlds that don’t communicate, especially with maintenance.
The Internet of Things brings together these disparate systems, sensors and data sources with a simple, cost effective toolset. When unintelligent assets, or safety critical operational systems which cannot be tapped into, are augmented with IoT sensors, the technology bridges the gap between physical and digital representations of assets.
So, what does this joining of technologies provide?
First off having a direct connection between our operational systems and your enterprise asset management system allows for instant notification and creation of work when assets fail or are failing. This helps save valuable hours and manual input, improving SLAs, down time and costs associated with these. It also provides the attending engineers with a rich picture of the assets and systems.
It will allow assets to inform the EAM of their condition, health and usage statistics and therefore drive condition based maintenance. Once sufficient data has been collected you can then start to run analytics to understand and predict future failures.
The benefits of integration and combining IOT and EAM systems go beyond optimising maintenance and obvious cost savings. Aligning maintenance investments to the demands of equipment saves money and improves effectiveness, allowing equipment to perform at the optimal level. Work planning becomes more efficient, as well, creating savings beyond core maintenance and mitigating operational risks. Labour costs are typically reduced using asset health solutions, and worker health and safety is improved because operations teams are able to avoid dangerous, ad hoc projects and conduct maintenance procedures only when required.
EAMS Group are working with a large number of clients on IoT opportunities, from small scale proof of concepts to larger scale system integrations.