World leaders in asset management carry out less maintenance. A statement which sounds farfetched but when an organisation properly Engineers their asset management programme, they do the RIGHT Maintenance in the most efficient way and also deploy CM to drive the proactive culture. Many operators are doing too much maintenance without actually knowing why the maintenance is being carried out i.e. OEM recommended tasks are automatically assigned to the equipment without evaluation. Also, many tasks state ‘check pump’ or ‘check filter’, which is very dependent on the engineer carrying out the task and their interpretation.

We have proven that when more Preventative Maintenance is being carried out, maintenance costs are higher due to unnecessary changeout of parts, the intrusive maintenance can often introduce other failures, downtime often outweighs the benefits of the maintenance, etc.


Optima Reliability will optimise existing maintenance programmes and compare the PM tasks with world leaders or best practice PM/CM and ensure all tasks; effectively address failure modes, reduce human error, drive repeatable and consistent results, maximise ability to plan and schedule/load level, identify the defect before it causes failure and enable senior personnel to make informed decisions based on scientifically proven technologies. Best practice asset management programmes have a balance of PM and CM and asset care routines to maximise reliability and operational integrity.

An equipment maintenance plan identifies what tasks should be deployed/implemented to most effectively manage the failure modes present in assets.

Best practice programs plan and schedule at least 80% of the daily tasks to drive efficiency and proactive work. It is proven that planned work is 50% more efficient and causes less infant mortality than reactive.

A high percentage of daily work hours should be Planned Maintenance (PM), Condition Monitoring and also follow up work created from those inspections.

All tasks must be well written and designed to effectively eliminate, manage or inspect failure modes, reduce risk of human error, and deliver optimum feedback and history into the CMMS.