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 typeheat exchanger
equipment subtypeshell and tube
equipment descriptionproduction fluid heat exchanger
equipment numberHE-0001
location number70001
asset ownerproduction team – area 1
cost center equipment120005000
parent equipmentCWS-01
equipment risk ranking2
plantutility
systemcooling water system
equipment criticality assessment3

 

equipment typePressure safety valve
equipment subtypePSV
equipment descriptionProduction fluid safety valve
equipment numberPSV-0001A
location number70001
asset ownerproduction team – area 1
cost center equipment120005000
parent equipmentHE-0001
equipment risk ranking3
plantutility
systemcooling water system
equipment criticality assessment4

 

equipment typePressure safety valve
equipment subtypePSV
equipment descriptionProduction fluid safety valve
equipment numberPSV-0001B
location number70001
asset ownerproduction team – area 1
cost center equipment120005000
parent equipmentHE-0001
equipment risk ranking3
plantutility
systemcooling water system
equipment criticality assessment4

 

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

–  CWS-01cooling water system
–  HE-0001production fluid heat exchanger
–  PSV-0001AProduction fluid safety valve
–  PSV-0001BProduction 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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