introduction to EAM enterprise asset management

what is EAM – enterprise asset management?

 

EAM or Enterprise asset management is a system for managing asset inventory, asset hierarchy and asset database. Currently, most companies use EAM to manage its asset. in EAM we can find all information related to asset such as

 

  • equipment type
  • equipment subtype
  • equipment description
  • equipment number
  • location number
  • asset owner
  • cost center equipment
  • parent equipment
  • equipment risk ranking
  • parent – child relation
  • plant
  • system
  • equipment criticality assessment

 

 

here some example of equipment database:

equipment type heat exchanger
equipment subtype shell and tube
equipment description production fluid heat exchanger
equipment number HE-0001
location number 70001
asset owner production team – area 1
cost center equipment 120005000
parent equipment CWS-01
equipment risk ranking 2
plant utility
system cooling water system
equipment criticality assessment 3

 

equipment type Pressure safety valve
equipment subtype PSV
equipment description Production fluid safety valve
equipment number PSV-0001A
location number 70001
asset owner production team – area 1
cost center equipment 120005000
parent equipment HE-0001
equipment risk ranking 3
plant utility
system cooling water system
equipment criticality assessment 4

 

equipment type Pressure safety valve
equipment subtype PSV
equipment description Production fluid safety valve
equipment number PSV-0001B
location number 70001
asset owner production team – area 1
cost center equipment 120005000
parent equipment HE-0001
equipment risk ranking 3
plant utility
system cooling water system
equipment criticality assessment 4

 

based on information provided above, it can be understood easily that the heat exchanger has 2 unit PSV. the parent-child relation is :

–  CWS-01 cooling water system
–  HE-0001 production fluid heat exchanger
–  PSV-0001A Production fluid safety valve
–  PSV-0001B Production fluid safety valve

what is the relation between EAM – enterprise asset management and CMMS – Computerize Maintenance Management System?

EAM is close related with CMMS. in CMMS, we manage work order, planning and scheduling activities and maintenance task of asset. later on, i will explain more about Planning and schedulling activities. both EAM – enterprise asset management and CMMS using same equipment number as reference.

 

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