The daily challenges for facility and operations managers are significant. They must upgrade systems and equipment to meet changing performance and cost objectives. They also must ensure compliance with ever-increasing regulatory and security requirements.
To keep facilities in optimal condition, managers need a strategic approach, a tool that will help monitor and analyze conditions of the facilities. That tool is a facility Reliability Audit. The intent of the audit is to compile a profile of the facility and to assess the existing physical condition and operational performance of the building, utilities and equipment.
Our audits are specifically designed based on client needs and on a facility by facility basis to ensure unprecedented levels of availability, reliability, and maintainability.
The survey team records field observations for individual building components and operations procedures. This information is used to:
- Understand the design intent of the building systems and compare with existing performance of the systems and corporate performance needs.
- Assess adequacy of the existing operations procedures.
- Recommend change to existing operations strategies.
- Identify infrastructure repair priorities.
- Define capital improvement and/or replacement projects.
- Identify conditions that could present life-safety hazards or code violations.
- Identify green/energy-saving opportunities.
- Identify cost-saving opportunities.
The results of the audit are used to address major and minor, urgent and long-term needs for corrective action, and for short and long term financial planning.
Miller Engineering provides detailed audit services that include: Failure Analysis, Energy Efficiency Audits, Single Point of Failure Audits, Performance Audits, Risk Assessment Audits, Control System Troubleshooting, Manufacturer Defect Investigation, System Grounding Audits, Fault Investigation.
The details of the Reliability/Green Audit will be a risk assessment report for each deficiency discovered and includes:
- Description of the deficiency
- Recommendations for correction of the deficiency
- Degree of risk associated with the implementation of the corrective actions
- Risk if deficient conditions are not corrected
The Reliability/Green Audit can lead to detailed studies, cost estimates and design to correct deficiencies.
The payoff is success through:
- Higher reliability
- Reduced lost revenues caused by inefficiencies or downtime
- Deferred capital requirements
- Improved safety