The SALVO Process covers all sorts of decision types such as the optimal timings and strategies for inspections, planned maintenance, replacement, modifications, spares etc. They provide methods for quantifying uncertain costs, risks, performance and intangible factors. Used with the DST software tools, they provide instant ‘what if?’ evaluation of options and scenarios, using life cycle costing, reliability engineering and economic optimization maths independently validated by Cambridge University.
Explore and identify the optimal bundling of work to share downtime, logistics or resources. Our DST modules provide a comprehensive, quantified business impact of shutdown strategies and task alignments.
Using simple ‘storyboards’, these tools help you to capture expert knowledge, quantify risks and degradation patterns (with rigorous handling of uncertainty and range estimates).
Shutdown-critical tasks are then evaluated for optimal timing or intervals, along with cost, risk and performance effects of sub-optimal timing.
The bundling stage then explores shared timing, downtime and parallel work opportunities, with budget, resources and legal compliance constraints.
Identify which projects or tasks can be deferred with the least risk and business impact.
Identify which planned maintenance/inspection tasks should be brought forward to take advantage of unplanned shutdowns.
Define optimal ‘campaign’ maintenance or work bundles and timings for remote site visits.
Identify and eliminate ‘bottleneck’ tasks and resource
constraints to deliver the optimal work programme.
Further manual ‘what if?’ studies also enable real-time exploration of task deferments or re-timings, showing instantly the performance, cost and risk implications.
The SALVO multi-industry research and development project has yielded a breakthrough in quantified decision support for work bundling and shutdown strategies. In petrochemical sites, utility networks and manufacturing plants around the world, planned downtime has been reduced by up to 50% through the SALVO Process.
Advanced modeling tools explore the implications of millions of potential work programs to find the best value mix of planned expenditures, failure risks, asset performance and downtime impacts, all within any resource or timing constraints.
These ‘what if?’ tools, with a structured process for guided capture and quantification of expert knowledge, enable real-world knowledge and decision options to be explored and converted instantly into economic significance.
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