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RISKWISE for Boilers

RiskWISE® for Boilers

Advanced Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) software for optimising plant maintenance

Industry is recognising that benefits may be gained from adopting formal risk-based maintenance (RBM) approaches to plant integrity management through improved targeting and scheduling of inspection and maintenance effort.

  • unit-wide risk audit enables repair and maintenance resources to be risk-focused
  • optimum inspection periods are formally obtained based on an implicit time dimension of risk
  • risk mitigation measures are signalled and selected to meet inspection frequency targets
  • user selectable application display language
  • assesses the probability and consequence of failure for equipment items and produces an itemised risk and remaining life profile for each plant unit
  • is convenient to use and can be easily learned as the risk model allows qualitative as well as quantitative input
  • includes a regular updated database with all relevant damage mechanisms, as well as guidance on formulating the probability and the consequence of failure
  • allows the user to appraise or focus/defocus the probability and consequence attributes for each component, eg the level of inspection and maintenance and thus mitigate the risk of loss or optimise the current inspection programme
  • identifies the most likely damage locations in each component and allows inspection to be properly targeted
  • determines the risk of failure with time which provides a formal basis for assessing remaining life and hence establishing the period between maintenance and inspection outages
Benefits
  • improved safety
  • increased availability
  • optimum maintenance spend
  • facilitates increased run times, reduced outage time/costs and fewer forced outages
  • a true maintenance planning tool rather than only a risk analysis tool
  • links with existing inspection and maintenance records or software
  • English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish language versions available

RISKWISE for Boilers - Benefits in Brief

Key features
  • user friendly software, fully transparent - ensures buy-in by users
  • audit team approach - accommodates plant experience
  • interfaces with computerised maintenance management systems
  • time-based risk auditing module - equipment ranked by risk and remaining life
  • maintenance frequency based on formal reliability rules - remaining life indicator (RLI) module
  • focus/defocus module - facilitates selection of optimum mitigation measures
  • fully auditable output - acceptability to insurers/regulators

RISKWISE for Boilers - Key Features
Summary screen

Implementation approach

RiskWISE can be applied to all types of boilers including heat recovery steam generators and can be extended to turbine plant and balance of plant areas. The following approach is normally adopted:

  1. customise and populate software to the specified plant
  2. install the software
  3. training in the implementation and functionality of the software
  4. back-up consultancy support as required.

RISKWISE for Boilers - Implementation Approach
Comparison of risk matrix and RLI before and after risk mitigation measure

Equipment requirement

PC (stand-alone or networked) with MS-Windows operating system (NT 4.0, or higher)

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