We assist clients to develop asset health and condition monitoring strategies for their assets, as well as plan, monitor & improve the integrity of their critical assets, hazardous areas, and prescribed equipment.
Analysis and Optimisation
Every business has an asset management strategy – whether it’s written down or not! But knowing if your strategy is the right strategy - delivering the optimum amount of value - or whether it’s possible to get more from your assets, is often a difficult question to answer.
Businesses make many decisions that affect the value of their assets over their life cycle. At the strategic level, these decisions start with the choice to acquire (or divest) assets and operations. Then there’s the process of selecting which assets or fleets to acquire and use; changing or expanding the value chain to increase capacity; and deciding the optimum point to retire and/or replace assets.
That’s where Bluefield’s asset management experts can help.
When a business builds new assets, or expands their existing assets, it’s also critical to make sure they’re supported by the right infrastructure. Not just workshop space and tooling, but fuel, air and lubricant supply. Even offices and crib rooms are important to make sure a business can properly maintain their assets.
Once assets are in operation, businesses need to continually refine their strategies. Is your strategy optimised for cost and performance, or is there a better way to operate or maintain your assets and fleets? Are your competitors achieving better results than you are? Has new technology emerged that would allow you to achieve better performance?
Bluefield works with you to undertake modelling and analysis to help select the most appropriate assets for your business. If you’re in the early phases of a project, we can provide analyses and optimisation studies to help you understand the best acquisition, operational, maintenance and divestment/disposal strategies. We’ll also ensure that a maintenance team is set up for success, with practical workshop and infrastructure designs. Lastly, we can help you avoid the common pitfalls associated with deploying new maintenance/asset management technologies like automation and mobility.
We also specialise in and optimising your existing asset management strategies and preparing budgets, including the deployment of reliability and financial modelling techniques. Our extensive asset database is built from years of work across multiple industries, so we can incorporate real asset cost and performance data in the analyses we create for you.
Our experience spans a variety of fixed and mobile asset classes, covering mining, transport, oil and gas, manufacturing and many more. Our team includes reliability engineers and specialists, who can conduct the complex modelling needed to optimise asset strategies, as well as maintenance tradespeople and leaders who understand the practical, day-to-day needs of maintainers and operators to keep their equipment in good condition. Bluefield’s own project management specialists undertake and manage studies before an operation even begins, to ensure nothing has been missed.
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