IDCON Consultants for Reliablity and Maintenance at Chemicals Plants
IDCON INC is a reliability and maintenance consultancy firm for the processing industries, including chemical. We enable clients to improve efficiencies of their operations and reduce costs through specialist teaching, training and consultancy solutions.
Our reliability and maintenance consultancy services include maintenance audits, implementation of maintenance work processes. These processes include work management planning and scheduling, root cause analysis, preventive maintenance, maintenance leadership, and managing spare parts and technical data.
While traditional maintenance consultancy firms focus almost exclusively on equipment, IDCON believes results are best achieved through people. IDCON coaches your team to create the sustained levels of awareness and buy-in required to produce the processes, action and change to transform your company’s organization and garner bottom-line results.
From business cases to on-the-job training, IDCON is your plant’s partner for sustainable improvements in reliability and maintenance work processes.
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Maintenance audits for chemical facilities
Understanding the current gaps in reliability and maintenance at your plant helps you to focus on becoming proactive in your work processes. IDCON has defined ‘Current Best Practices’ (CBP) in reliability and maintenance management. Our assessment objectively reviews nine key processes that have the most impact on your plant’s reliability. The outcome of the assessment will give you a gap analysis and recommendations on how to close them.
Maintenance planning and scheduling
A key aspect in ensuring operations are reliable and maintenance is adequately managed is through effective planning and scheduling. Our approach includes awareness training for the entire organization, on-the-job and practical classroom training. In addition to training, we provide implementation support to improve your organization’s adoption of best practices.
Preventive maintenance and root cause analysis training for chemical plants
Two closely related key areas in plant operations are preventive maintenance (PM) and root cause analysis (RCA).
IDCON provides education and training to your organisation, in addition to implementation support. Our consultants can assist with setting up and documenting the preventive maintenance process. Our customized training in essential care and inspection techniques teaches the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of these valuable processes; this training is fundamental to the care of your equipment.
RCA is usually complementary to preventive maintenance, which highlights issues that need fixing. We take RCA further by detailing how to remove any problems through effective solutions and then documenting the process from failure to resolution.
Spare parts management and technical data
When you improve your materials and spare parts management, you’ll free up time for planners, supervisors, and hourly maintenance personnel. An average of 20% to 30% of maintenance personnel’s time is spent finding parts and materials.
Our support to your plant in materials and spare parts management can include training, implementation strategy generation, key performance indicators, decision model for stock/non-stock of spare parts, setting up spares delivery systems and coaching.
Services to improve leadership and organization
Your plant’s reliability and maintenance initiatives cannot survive without strong leadership. To ensure a plant is reliable and the maintenance schedule is effective, strong leadership is a necessity. We help implement leadership strategies by working alongside maintenance leaders in the development of systems procedures and the necessary documentation.
Effective documentation is required at every stage of establishing leadership, detailing expectations, plan of action and follow-up assessments such as key performance indicators (KPI).
Products and Services
Maintenance Assessment and Audits
Knowing how effective your organisation is in reliability and maintenance helps to focus your energies on the right things at the right time. The first step is often assessing or auditing current practices to determine where gaps exist.
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Training and Implementation
Maintenance planning and scheduling of work orders is the hub of a well functioning maintenance organisation. For maintenance planning and scheduling to function well other systems such as preventive maintenance, stores, work order history and backlog management must also work well.
Materials and Spare Parts Management Training and Implementation
Improving how clients manage the spare parts and materials in organisation provides huge benefits in the reduction of maintenance costs, time and parts inventory.
Preventive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Training and Implementation
Preventive maintenance directly impacts equipment reliability. IDCON’s preventive maintenance (PM) training supports implementation of a PM programme that enables plants to both prevent and find equipment failures.
Root Cause Failure Analysis Training and Implementation
IDCON believes that root cause analysis doesn’t adequately describe the results that you want. The company has named its process Root Cause Problem Elimination™ because the ultimate outcome is to actually eliminate the problem.
Pre-Operational Checlists Reinvented
When was the last time we boarded an aircraft and thought about what occurs in the cockpit? The activity that occurs before takeoff is meant to ensure that all the steps necessary are accomplished to ensure a safe flight not only for all personnel, but also the equipment. One missed step can lead to serious implications.
IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Training Brochure 2018
IDCON is committed to providing high-quality, common sense reliability and maintenance training programmes with a philosophy that emphasises people.
Project Case Study: Paper Mill, South Carolina
IDCON was engaged to implement a reliability and maintenance improvement project at a paper mill in South Carolina, US, in 2015.
Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Plant, Qatar
Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries’ Dyestuff Plant
US-based maintenance and reliability specialist IDCON will be a sponsor of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals’ (SMRP) Carolinas Chapter Meeting on 23 August 2018.Read more
The lifespan of a bearing is seemingly random, ultimately being determined by a wide-ranging and complex set of factors that are difficult to calculate accurately.Read more
US-based consultancy company IDCON is pleased to announce it will be running a series of best practice seminars over the coming months in Raleigh, North Carolina.Read more
IDCON founder and CEO Christer Idhammar will be featured at the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) two-day Symposium, which is set to take place on 7-8 June in Atlanta, Georgia.Read more