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First Cost-Savings Step: Critical Equipment Selection

[+] Author Affiliations
J. K. August, Krishna Vasudevan

CORE, Inc., Arvada, CO

Ed Dundon

Dominion Millstone, Waterford, CT

Wayne H. Magninie

Atlantic Group, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Paper No. POWER2006-88129, pp. 187-200; 14 pages
  • ASME 2006 Power Conference
  • ASME 2006 Power Conference
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 2–4, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4205-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3776-9
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


The typical plant Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) holds several thousand components tags, although nuclear units may exceed 100,000. “Critical equipment” simplifies equipment selection for PM assessment and prioritizes corrective maintenance. However, critical equipment holds subtle meaning. Complex equipment, multiple failure modes, and multiple systems functional failure effects, can diminish critical equipment value. Applied to failure-preventing tasks, critical terminology should support performance-based preventive maintenance plans. Identifying critical equipment is only the start.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



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