Pilot operation of the equipment reliability management information system started at MMK
The introduction of the new software allowed MMK to take a course on modern strategies for managing production assets and focus on such key components as safety, operability, environmental friendliness and mitigating the risks of failures in asset maintenance. Project for the implementation of an information system for managing the reliability of production assets based on the GE Meridium software product APM was launched at MMK in spring 2020. This was a logical continuation of the measures already taken to introduce a risk-based approach to maintenance and repair (MRO). For the successful implementation of the project in the previous periods, the organizational structure of the main service enterprise of the MMK Group - OSK LLC - was changed, with the allocation of reliability and planning functions. Regulatory documents were developed - methods, instructions for managing reliability, methodological training of specialists was carried out. The implementation of the automated system was carried out by the efforts of specialists from OOO Maintex, OOO MMK-Informservice and OOO OSK. As a pilot zone for the implementation of the project, a section shop and a rolling shop-5 were selected. A significant amount of work was done: the IT system was adapted to the customer's requirements, the flows of integration of Meridium with the Oracle Repairs module, Informix EDMS, Monitoring-2014 were implemented, training for managers and specialists was carried out. Integration of the reliability management system with the corporate information system of PJSC MMK based on Oracle e-Business Siute V12 (CIS) made it possible to move to a new level of ensuring the availability of equipment for performing its production function, to close the cycle of development and preparation of maintenance strategies with its execution and accounting. Meridium APM allows to automatically comprehensively assess the ratio of types of repair and service actions, cost corrective and proactive work, production losses, repair costs, equipment availability and readiness, determine risks based on the calculated indicators, allocate resources (both financial and labor), taking into account the criticality of the equipment and an acceptable level of failure risk. The effect of the transition to reliability management using an information system is manifested in an increase in the effective operating time of equipment and in an increase in the safety of equipment operation. Additional effects are a reduction in planned costs based on an acceptable level of equipment failure risks for a business, as well as an increase in the availability of information on the current state of equipment and the root causes of unplanned failures. In 2021, PJSC MMK, based on the results of pilot operation, will continue to develop systems and distribution of the best practices, which have proven their effectiveness, to the entire industrial site of PJSC MMK.
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