Featured Article: Successfully Concluded Training Event on Introduction to Equipment Maintenance Strategy Globe Telecom
Client: Globe Telecom
Date of Delivery: April 24-25 & May 2-3
Title of the Training: Introduction to Equipment Maintenance Strategy
The recently concluded hybrid training event on the Introduction to Equipment Maintenance Strategy, organized for Globe Telecom, proved to be a resounding success. Held over two weekends, from April 24-25 and May 2-3, the training provided maintenance professionals, engineers, and managers with the essential skills and knowledge needed to implement effective maintenance strategies. With a specific focus on Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Preventive Maintenance (PM) Optimization, the training aimed to enhance equipment performance, minimize downtime, and extend equipment lifespan.
Under the guidance of a skilled trainer, all sessions were actively participated in, fostering a conducive environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. The training commenced on the first day with an introduction to Maintenance Strategies, during which the industry-standard nomenclature was discussed and compared to the current terminologies used by Globe Telecom. This exercise facilitated the standardization of maintenance principles, concepts, and terminologies within the organization. Participants embraced the opportunity to propose changes in an effort to adopt the best practices provided by the newly acquired knowledge of maintenance strategies.
The second day focused on the Introduction to PM Optimization, generating enthusiasm among the participants. They eagerly anticipated the benefits that the PM Optimization exercise would bring, particularly the “low-hanging fruits” that could be harvested. Engaging discussions revolved around failure modes and how to address them through task analysis. Participants were quick to identify duplicate tasks in their existing PM programs, which they planned to eliminate. Another notable outcome was the decision to implement an oil analysis program for diesel generator engines, a strategy that promised significant cost savings for Globe Telecom. The second day concluded on a high note, with participants leaving with a sense of excitement and anticipation for the positive impact of PM Optimization.
The third and fourth days were dedicated to exploring the principles and application of Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM). Participants were actively involved in exercises that involved identifying functions, functional failures, and failure modes using actual critical assets as case studies. Worksheets were provided to guide participants in a standardized approach, enabling them to detail their findings during the workshop. This hands-on experience allowed participants to witness firsthand how an RCM study is conducted, gaining practical knowledge in the process. The analysis of the example assets was completed, incorporating failure effects into the original analysis and concluding the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) segment. Participants were also taught how to assign the necessary Proactive Maintenance and Intervals, as well as default strategies, completing the entire RCM process.
The training event provided participants with valuable insights and hands-on experience, enabling them to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-world scenarios. Throughout the event, there was a collective desire among the participants to prioritize PM optimization as the initial step, a sentiment supported by the trainer and organizer. This decision further emphasized the practicality and immediate impact of optimizing existing preventive maintenance programs, allowing for quick wins and cost-saving measures.
Globe Telecom’s commitment to excellence was exemplified by their investment in professional development through this training program. The successful conclusion of the Introduction to Equipment Maintenance Strategy training signifies the organization’s dedication to continuous improvement and operational excellence in the maintenance domain. Armed with standardized maintenance strategies and a comprehensive understanding of RCM, FMEA, and PM Optimization, participants are now equipped to enhance equipment performance, minimize downtime, and extend equipment lifespan. The training event stands as a testament to Globe Telecom’s proactive approach towards achieving excellence in equipment maintenance practices and furthering the organization’s overall success.