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8. What are the estimated lifecycle costs? If you get involved early enough, total cost of ownership estimates can be used to compare design options in order to select components (or entire systems) that have the lowest lifecycle costs. As the RE you will need estimates for design, purchase, installation, operation, maintenance, and ultimately disposal of the asset. You will also require applicable tax and discount rates. Lean on the accounting function for support. 9. What is the experience and reputation of the equipment manufacturer/supplier? Examine the potential of sourcing equipment from preferred partners. These manufacturers/suppliers have gained favor through positive experiences. This functional partnership is essential to high reliability and optimized total cost of ownership. 10. Is the application of this technology well understood? Risks can be underestimated when new technology is introduced to plants with little or no experience. You may have to visit an installation where the asset is currently operating. Discuss issues with people operating and maintaining the equipment and incorporate what you learn into the maintenance and operation plans. Operators and maintenance craft will likely require training to ensure reliable operation. 11. What are the factory acceptance testing (FAT) requirements? Develop the FAT to include appropriate general testing procedures for verifying the predefined performance standards and correct operation of the equipment. These tests are normally executed during the final part of the design and engineering phase, and before the final installation at the plant. 12. What are the commissioning requirements? You as the RE will be responsible for identifying those criteria that verify equipment is installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and to industry-accepted minimum standards. Commissioning will verify and document specified performance of equipment and systems. You should establish baseline predictive maintenance (PdM) readings during the verification process. 13. How will the equipment be operated? Provide instructions on how to operate assets within appropriate design,
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maintenance, and operational parameters to achieve business objectives. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) should be written and incorporated into operating discipline. You should complete this prior to start-up. 14. How will the asset be maintained? Explain how the organization will determine and manage maintenance activities to meet the asset management objectives. Recommended PM/PdM tasks from the FMEA or OEM should be incorporated into the CMMS prior to turning the asset over to operations, including all job plans and repair procedures.
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