The Enterprise Asset Management System is a key tool used to support the business development of the corporate assets and devices management; under the background of business development and constant production scale enlargement, assets and devices of a company increase gradually, so the extensive asset and device management mode based on the experience no longer satisfies the management demand. It is required to exercise the lifecycle management over the assets and the devices; therefore, based on the intensive management and infrastructure/production integrated management modes, this system integrates the EAM management conception and takes the lifecycle management from the equipment design and procurement to its operation, maintenance and final scrapping in combination of such business as the infrastructure management and the device and asset control; meanwhile, it is required to embrace cost and financial management, so it controls the asset process and its value.
The Enterprise Asset Management System researched and developed by Luculent takes the asset and device ledger management as its basic knowledge base for equipment maintenance and it fulfills inspection and repair by use of several modules such as worksheet management, standard work, defect management, project management, preventive maintenance and reliability control. Meanwhile, the system highlights clear guidelines for constant improvement and shapes the comprehensive loop of constant improvement consisting of “technical equipment standard – business module – analyses on equipment ledger effects – technical equipment standard” depending on the built-in technical standard system. As all improvement items are embodied in the built-in standards of the system, the Enterprise Asset Management System ensures that the companies can get constant technical achievements, highlighting strong operability. For such system, its equipment management mode is rapidly changing from “plant-level equipment and assets management” in the early stage to “group-level intensive equipment management”; under such background, Luculent redesigned the Enterprise Asset Management System framework to develop a new generation of the Enterprise Asset Management System supporting the group-level intensive management mode.
To support the fulfillment of “the group-level intensive equipment management mode”, Luculent researched and developed the latest Enterprise Asset Management System which is designed as three-level structure (three centers) depending on the reform of the equipment management business mode; and these three centers are as follows from bottom up: equipment operation and maintenance center, remote monitoring center and fault diagnosis center. The equipment operation and maintenance center corresponds to the affiliated plants, the remote monitoring center to the regional monitoring center, and the fault diagnosis center may be a team of diagnosis experts or a group of external equipment management experts shaped through the internet platform.
Restructuring technology and business, supporting the new mode of intensive equipment management
The Enterprise Asset Management System restructures, designs, researches and develops the intensive management mode. And from the technical platform design, it boasts the capability to process and store data in various formats such as real-time, relational and document data based on the cloud platform deployment and the application structure; at the business layer, it is designed to have the “three-center” business structure to fully support intensive equipment management mode exercised by the enterprise.
Management and control integration (integration of management and control systems)
（1）It integrates the equipment monitoring and equipment management interfaces into a technical platform; and it solves the problem that the conventional Enterprise Asset Management System and the monitoring interfaces separately belong to two systems; (2) it can track the equipment status based on the data of the bottom layer control system; for example, the rated hours of continuous operation is set to start a maintenance task; or if the device temperature exceeds a certain critical value, it starts a smart alarm and an exception check etc.; (3) it smartly pinpoint the optimal status depending on all input parameters of production environment so as to search for the optimal production scheme of the current conditions in the historical base.
Closed loop management with traces retained.
The whole Enterprise Asset Management System is designed on the basis of the business process for the purposes of closed-loop lean management; every operation in the system and every state change are connected in series according to the business process and recorded to support the data review of the past production procedure under the process. For example: for an equipment defect incurred during production, the processing flow is shown in the following diagram.
The industrial equipment management experience and knowledge base is preset to provide the professional management experience.
Luculent Smart Corporation continually studies, summarizes and extracts a knowledge base of equipment management experts shaped after the equipment management consultancy and information service practice for nearly twenty years; and such base is preset in each management module of the Enterprise Asset Management System so that the daily production work becomes smarter at the factory.
1) It can assist enterprises in establishing complete equipment ledger information.
It applies the national standards and norms for equipment coding, combines the corporate processes and realizes the systematic, scientific coding labels for the devices at the factory.
It categorizes and controls the devices based on their asset value and production importance; the management strategies provided vary with the equipment levels; and it reduces the daily maintenance cost and betters the routine operation and maintenance level of the devices.
It conducts intelligent analyses for devices, evaluate safety, economic value and reliability of such devices; and it supports the decisions made by the equipment management staff.
2) It helps the enterprises improve their equipment standardization level.
The group prepares the uniform regulations, rules, guidance and requirements on equipment management and standardizes various requirements of its equipment management with the information measures through the Enterprise Asset Management System;
The Enterprise Asset Management System enables rapid copy of the Enterprise Asset Management System (basic data, sheet, process) so that the group standardized management requirements can be rapidly copied from one plant to another plant within the system;
The system provides the auditing function; it can automatically audit the system utilization; and it can also rapidly audit the fulfillment of the equipment management standard at each plant;
3) It assists an enterprise in constructing the monitoring capability of its regional center.
It can take online supervision and guidance over the devices at the affiliated plants.
It tracks safety and economic value of the equipment operation and maintenance for the affiliated plants so as to check dynamic standard compliance.
It regularly evaluates the overall conditions related to key equipment state, maintenance and improvement of energy consumption and environmental protection levels, control level of equipment maintenance expenses, construction level of the equipment management technical system, cultivation and construction level of the talent teams.
4) It assets the enterprises in constructing the remote diagnosis center.
It dynamically tracks the key equipment status to keep the equipment monitoring state knowable and controllable.
It can warn the user of a major equipment fault in advance so as to reduce loss incurred by the equipment accidents and better the economic benefits.
As it constantly accumulates and corrects the expert knowledge base and the case base, the platform machine learns in the equipment diagnosis mode to continually better the equipment operation and maintenance capability. So it can reduce the cost for equipment inspection and repair and improve the equipment reliability.
Jiangsu Province Guosen assets Management Group Co., Ltd. established in August 2001 is a large provincial solely state-owned group engaged in state-owned asset operation, management, transfer, investment, corporate trusteeship, asset restructuring and other business approved within the authroized scope of the provincial government, with the registered capital of CNY 20 billion. As of the end of 2015, the group had the total capital of CNY 140.2 billion and the net assets of CNY 65.2 billion; it got the business income of CNY 49.2 billion and the total profit of CNY 6.1 billion in that year; and it owns 218 wholly-owned and holding companies. And the group is the largest subject of local energy investment in the province with the total installed capacity of 10.96 million kW put into operation so that over 50% of the electric power all over Jiangsu Province comes from the electric power plants controlled and equity participated in by Guosen Group.
Guosen Group promoted overall equipment management information construction among its 11 affiliated electric power plants in 2016 to uniformly configure the latest version of the Enterprise Asset Management System researched and developed by Luculent Smart Corporation; and such Enterprise Asset Management System can not only improve the group intensive equipment management level a but also better overall equipment management capabilities of its affiliated electric power plants.