Sellafield Ltd

  • Company: Sellafield Ltd
  • Industry: Array
  • Services: Reliability Consulting, Work Management, Equipment Reliability
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Cost-Saving: £15million

The Overview

A site equipment reliability model was developed to support the implementation of an integrated work management strategy. By delivering advanced maintenance equipment and technology selection, deployment and training, it was estimated that overall cost savings equated to £15 million.

The Situation

PCMS Engineering worked in partnership with Sellafield, a nuclear fuel reprocessing and decommissioning site based in the UK, to develop an equipment reliability strategy by identifying the sources of unreliability to implement strategies and a plan to remove or reduce them.

The Challenges

A sufficient site equipment reliability model didn’t exist and had not been made available with the relevant knowledge and experience to effectively support the implementation of an integrated work management strategy.

The Solution

The approach was to develop a central (ER) coaching team consisting of Sellafield and PCMS engineers working together to:

  • Establish a Technical Basis of Maintenance Reviews (TBoMs)
  • Develop a site Conditon-based Maintenance (CBM) strategy and implement across 23 facilities
  • Deliver training to over 150 engineers
  • Implement a site Asset Condition and Ageing Policy
  • Perform risk-based inspection reviews
  • Roll out TBoM/Asset Condition training to 200+ system engineers
  • Deliver advanced maintenance equipment and technology selection, deployment and training

The Results

  • Reduced SCC labour costs by £0.8m
  • £15million estimated cost-saving overall
  • Increased plant availability
  • Reduction in overall outage time
  • Effective deployment of resources
  • Increase in planned maintenance and work delivery
  • Reduced corrective maintenance backlog
  • Reduced supply chain costs