Reliability & Safety

A customer's concern is our concern and anticipation ( in term of modern technology and the availabilty of a 100% deployable solution ) is not a wise choice; they are always running late. The problem is that one never knows how long one has to wait. Hence, for our type of system that is subjected to numerous variables depending on such as method of usage, type of waste, culture of people using the system, environment condition, etc, it is always difficult to take reference from one installed system to another.

Therefore, it is important that a correct internal audit system is in place to ensure that the customer is provided with the best achievable level of reliability & safety base on their economic constraints on both initial & operating cost.

At PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd, we acknowledge engineering design limitations and our objective is to maintain the inherent reliability of the equipment design, recognizing that changes in inherent reliability are the province of design rather than maintenance. Maintenance can, at best only achieve and maintain the level of reliability for equipment, which is provided by design.

Our RCM approaches to resolve this issue via; maintaining a constant and seamless feedback between our design and maintenance personnel with ultimate end user.

During the operational life cycle of any facility and its equipment, a continuing design effort is necessary for modifications and alterations as operators and maintenance personnel (client) gain experience with the facility. Sometimes these changes result from an expanded or modified facility mission. As the facility matures, new methods of deployment and tools of production become available to accomplish the mission and task in a more efficient or cost effective manner. These constant needs for changes and modifications will be documented and returned to engineering designers as feedback.

Thus, an important function of feedback during the life cycle of any facility is to improve and optimze the performance of the equipment. Design plays a crucial role in this improvement process. Design improvements from one generation of equipment to the next can have a significant effect on reliability. The feedback, which the designer integrates into each successive generation, yields lower overall failure rates and extended lives. These improved characteristics reduce maintenance costs as well.

The program is also Safety & Economics driven and Safety must be ensured before cost effectiveness becomes the criterion. A decision logic tree is then used to screen the maintenance tasks to ensure a consistent approach to the maintenance of all kinds of equipment. Thus, the individual components that form the system are maintaned as required by its characteristics and the consequences of its failure, not just operability for operability's sake.

Of course, other common considerations such as stock, local supports, etc. are also factored into the RCM Program.
PV Vacuum Engineering Pte Ltd
21 Marsiling, Industrial Estate Road 9, Singapore 739175
Tel : 6755 6169 Fax : 6755 2801