Reliability Improvement Planning ©

The challenge for all organisations whose operations are dependant on reliable equipment, plant and infrastructure is to prevent those assets from failing and to keep them in service.  To meet this Unison Projects’ director, Rob McNeill-Wilson, developed an innovative and pragmatic approach called Reliability Improvement Planning.  We have continued to refine this highly effective, technique with the benefit of a wealth of practical experience gained from many, varied applications. 

Rob was the author of “Reliability Improvement Planning Principles” which details the benefits of the approach and explains how to ensure its successful application.  It explains that Reliability Improvement Planning is a process - supported by a culture – that arrests the decline of assets with deteriorating performance and delivers continuous improvement to asset reliability and availability. Reliability Improvement Planning is a type of reliability-centred maintenance.  However it has the advantage of being more dynamic by being responsive to emerging failure modes and problems due to continuous monitoring, analysis and prevention. One of its many benefits is that it creates a ‘Spiral of Improvement’, in which;

We have applied the approach with consistent success in various industries and environments, including railways, ship yards, healthcare and facilities management.  In the rail industry we have applied it with success to diverse asset groups, including rolling stock, signals, track, lifts and escalators and stations assets.

Examples of quantified benefits of previous applications of asset Reliability Improvement Planning include:

Contact us for a more in-depth explanation of how these results were achieved and how Reliability Improvement Planning could transform the performance of your engineering assets. 

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