Veracity Watchkeeping – Optimising Performance Through Digital Surveillance
High hazard industry implements preventative maintenance programmes, which are demonstrated to be statistically ineffective, with 82% of asset failures still occurring randomly. Most equipment failures are however evident and therefore avoidable if early signs of failure are identified and mitigated.
Daily watchkeeping tasks are usually included in assets’ preventative maintenance routines; however, surveillance is often poorly executed, and results are rarely analysed.
AIE believes that an integrated data collection, analysis and management strategy must be deployed to ensure that the benefits of watchkeeping are realised.
Veracity watchkeeping ensures daily plant surveillance data is effectively collected by operations teams against predefined forms and checklists, to alert management to imminent and preventable reliability failures.