Motivated by a series of industrial incidents, coupled with the publication of new U.K. standards on plant aging, integrity, and asset management, ScottishPower, a division of Iberdrola, was determined to implement a new asset management and process safety framework—one that would enable it to achieve certification on the British Standards Institute’s Publicly Available Specification for the optimized management of physical assets (PAS 55).
The project consolidated the business on "best of breed" applications, including Bentley’s AssetWise APM integrated with IBM Maximo. AssetWise APM provided a robust and automated source of data required to derive leading KPIs on a daily basis. It then developed an integrated data management system that aggregates performance data for KPIs from core operational business applications to manage the business and asset integrity. ScottishPower also leveraged Bentley’s APM Methodology, Aladon Maintenance Task Analysis failure modes and effects analyses, and reliability-centered maintenance methodologies.
The solution has improved plant reliability by supporting effective asset performance management processes that have resulted in improvements in safety, regulatory compliance, return on assets, productivity, and risk. In addition, since the project was implemented, ScottishPower has realized a 36 percent reduction in operations and maintenance costs, a 22 percent increase in plant availability, a 52 percent reduction in plant forced outage rates, and a 10 percent reduction in insurance premiums.
ScottishPower employed Bentley software to support reliability strategy development, mobile data collection, an asset health dashboard and analysis, integration with IBM Maximo, and automated data collection for KPIs. AssetWise APM provided a robust and automated source of data required to derive leading KPIs on a daily basis. And rather than having many different KPI reporting systems, ScottishPower used Bentley and third-party software to develop an integrated data management system to meet integrity guidelines HSE HSG254.