CMMS Expertise



MEL Development

The foundation for a comprehensive CMMS solution is the Master Equipment List (MEL). To properly support a CMMS-development project, Axis typically develops a Master Equipment List consisting of all major mechanical equipment, major electrical equipment (transformers, MCC, etc.), and instrumentation as defined and found on the P&IDs. The lists should be developed with a parent/child relationship.





PM & Job Plan Development

Axis Subject Matter Experts are well versed in the development of PM strategies that are consistent with a sound maintenance philosophy.  Axis routinely works with clients to build philosophies that will ultimately reflect industry best practices, regulatory concerns and Client corporate policies.


Axis-developed Job Plans and Work Instructions typically include:
  • Step by step instructions in the “What to Do” level of detail for only the major activities for each discipline
  • Identify resources to complete the task (e.g. Operator, Mechanic, Electrician, Instrument Tech, Turbine Tech, Valve Tech, or General Maintenance)
  • Include estimated time to complete major activities
  • Identify parts required to support each task. Items such as grease, oil, machinists bluing, etc. will only be identified by description. Axis team members will identify the CMMS material item (catalog) number if available to identify the non-consumable spare parts required
  • A list of special tools or instruments required to support tasks will be identified if/when information is readily available


The final deliverable for this particular phase in the project normally includes load templates populated with fully developed data/information necessary to add or modify the PM Schedule and Job Plans within the CMMS.




Criticality Analysis

An Axis-managed criticality analysis will seek to determine the importance of equipment as it pertains to the system it is supporting. Performing a criticality analysis will allow maintenance tasks to be assigned mainly to critical equipment. This will help avoid adverse consequences associated with true equipment failures, eliminating the need for discretionary maintenance activities. One major cost benefit of this approach is the insight to safely abandon maintenance-intensive programs and focus more on equipment-specific condition monitoring and predictive maintenance programs on critical equipment.

Axis-managed Criticality Analyses are normally performed in sessions with the attendance of a facilitator and team of subject matter experts.  These subject matter experts will be chosen from mechanical, instrumentation, electrical, reliability and operations fields.

Typical equipment/system data to be collected or identified includes:
  • Functions – Primary and secondary
  • Functional Failure
  • Failure Modes/Causes/Effects
  • Failure Classification (FCn)
  • Detectable – Yes / No



Spare Parts Analysis and Data Gathering

Common with major capital projects is the gap associated with Spare Parts.  More specifically, aligning the project needs with factors including costs, logistics and many others.  At Axis, we have a pool of experienced Spare Parts coordinators who have extensive experience working with vendors and project teams to ultimately come up with recommended spare parts lists.  


Typical Axis Spare Parts Team Function(s):
  • Align spare parts min/max levels to industry standards and Subject Matter Expert (SME) recommended best practices
  • Standardize descriptions
  • Make stock level recommendations
  • Identify spare parts for non-stock items