The client had recognised the need for a Reliability assessment of the new test and trial production facility. The plant was designed to create small batches of new product for test and trial prior to going into full production.
The facility was mainly single stream with very little redundancy and had been offline for several years. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimum maintenance strategy for running a 24/7 operation versus running the facility for only 3 months per year. The study did also identify commissioning and shutdown routines for the assets.